As someone that loves things to make noise, and go fast, I am always on the hunt for “more”. Unfortunately, more can be expensive. I am always looking for ways to make my toys faster, stronger, and of course cooler. The problem is it normally costs a lot to get just a little improvement. Whenever I stumble across “free” performance in a product, I feel like I have just won something. It seemed appropriate to me that while I was on a flight coming home from indulging in one of my passions last week at the Reno Air Races
(the fastest motorsport in the world) Spectra Logic announced some new nTier Deduplication
models that are all about more – more performance, more capacity and more value.
The first thing most people notice about the new nTier v160 and v320
is how they fit our model lineup. They do fit in nicely between the nTier Classic models, addressing the needs of customers that fell in the gap between them, although that really does not tell the whole story. Based on the nTier 500 chassis, the v160 and v320 carry with them the blistering performance of 500MB/s backup speeds. When looking at competing models, they offer more capacity, and the best part is—wait for it— they cost a lot LESS. In one case, less than half
the price of a popular competing box. I wish I could find that in a car part.
In the last week, I have talked with sales reps, partners and customers about the new nTier models. The comments remain consistent; the IT industry continues to seek ways to do more with less. Deduplication can help there, but can be cost prohibitive. The v160 and v320 help do more with less by providing the superior performance needed, with more capacity at a lower cost. Backup windows will not grow, and often will shrink when the nTier becomes the initial target. Automated replication and archive tape creation reduce the man hours needed to manage repetitive backup tasks. This is more value.