Spectra nTier Receives High Marks in InfoWorld Test Lab Review

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Review Finds Excellent Data Reduction for Disk-based Backups and Virtual Tape Libraries   

BOULDER, Colo.—September 27, 2010—Spectra Logic, celebrating 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today thatits nTier Deduplication appliances excelled in a recent InfoWorld review.  Spectra’s nTier products received exceptional praise for their highly scalable and modular design, ease of upgrade, and ability to integrate smoothly with tape libraries.  InfoWorld reviewed the products on the basis of scalability, performance, manageability and data deduplication functionality. 

“Being recognized with such high accolades by a respected publication, such as InfoWorld, is a great affirmation for our line of nTier disk appliances,” said Molly Rector, vice president of worldwide marketing and product management, Spectra Logic.  “Spectra’s nTier appliances come with the option of data deduplication and VTL technologies, which enable customers to easily and efficiently manage fast-growing data volumes while simplifying IT management for backup and recovery.”

Spectra’s nTier Deduplication appliances provide excellent data reduction while making it easy to deploy deduplication as part of a complete D2D2T backup solution.  The Spectra nTier Deduplication appliances are preconfigured and can be installed in less than half a day for simple, seamless deduplication deployment.

“The Spectra Logic nTier appliances performed flawlessly, provided excellent deduplication performance, and were highly scalable and easy to manage using Spectra’s BlueScale management software,”said Keith Schultz, contributing editor of the InfoWorld Test Center, who conducted the review.  “The BlueScale operating system enabled me to measure the effectiveness of the deduplication engine, manage and maintain the VTL and define my replication schedules.  Given its ease and performance, the nTier family is a perfect fit for enterprises that want to keep the look and feel of tape and migrate to disk-based deduplication.”  

The InfoWorld review praised Spectra’s nTier Deduplication appliances for their quick view of disk usage and deduplication statistics as well as other features and functionality, including:

  • Support of 10Gb Ethernet
  • Native Symantec OST support
  • Multiple connectivity options

Complete test results of the nTierv80 and nTier vX can be found at InfoWorldor at spectralogic.com.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Throughout our 30-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.


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