Welcome to Colorado and SC13! To kick things off this week, we announced the availability of the TS1140 tape technology in a broader set of our TSeries libraries. Spectra is the only vendor with this high capacity tape storage option available in a variety of our tape library size options. No longer are the high capacity, 4TB native / 12TB compressed tape media available only for the largest environments. Any size customer can take advantage of the high capacity media option due to Spectra expanding support to our midsize and entry Enterprise tape libraries. Until now, sites that needed to store many petabytes were the only ones large enough to justify a tape library big enough to support the TS1140 technology. With TS1140 tape drive technology available in a mid-sized library, Spectra is uniquely positioned as the only vendor extending this high capacity media option in a footprint that meets the capacity needs of more commonly-sized environments.
The tape storage market is evolving and with it, so is Spectra. We now offer high capacity TS1140 and open standard LTO media options, have the capability to offer block, file and object storage on our tape systems; and can sell long term storage for under $0.10/GB LIST pricing!
With the intersection of the needs of the Enterprise and the capabilities of the HPC markets rapidly colliding, it's going to be an exciting week at SC13. If you are in Denver, come by booth #832. We are showcasing the recently announced BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance, which enables tape-based object storage, we are showing TS1140 and LTO tape drive technology in our various-sized libraries, and we are showcasing a full rack of our nTier Verde archive grade disk.
See the TS1140 press release for more details.