Spectra Logic to Provide New Private Cloud Tier for NetApp StorageGRID Webscale Implementations

Reading time for this article .

Successfully Tested Integration with BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway Results in Cost Effective Solution for Storing Critical Content

Boulder, Colo.—April 14, 2015—Spectra Logic announced today the proof of concept integration of BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Gateway with NetApp StorageGRID® Webscale. Designed to meet the demands of today’s modern storage challenges, this joint solution provides seamless content management across sites, tiers and clouds. It enables customers to utilize massively scalable object storage for media content while archiving to BlackPearl to achieve optimal cost and performance.

Using StorageGRID Webscale’s S3 end point connector, NetApp will be able to add Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway as an archive location for files, stored in StorageGRID as objects. StorageGRID successfully added, retrieved, listed, and deleted objects to the BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway.

“BlackPearl deep storage technology is a potential game changer in the storage industry by changing the economics of deep storage,” said Spectra Logic’s CTO, Matt Starr. “NetApp and Spectra both have a history of creative technological advancements and thought leadership, and we look forward to continuing to grow this relationship in the future.”

Spectra Logic BlackPearl enables users to archive assets through affordable deep storage, addressing exponential data growth and long-term archive requirements. BlackPearl writes data to tape using open standard LTFS, ensuring content integrity and availability.

BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway works with NetApp StorageGRID Webscale to eliminate complexities, and offer a multi-site collaboration and long-term content archive. This is accomplished through the sophisticated StorageGRID Webscale policy engine that provides automated data placement across storage tiers. StorageGRID Webscale stores content via user defined policies to BlackPearl, which enables object storage directly to tape, providing private cloud infrastructure at an affordable price. Along with BlackPearl, StorageGRID Webscale also supports disk and flash on-premises as well as S3-compatible cloud storage, enabling customers to choose the optimal storage locations based on cost, performance, durability and availability requirements.

“Organizations are looking for flexibility when it comes to storing content across on-premises and public cloud. NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is a scalable and flexible data management solution that supports a variety of storage tiers across on-premises and cloud,” said NetApp’s Senior Manger Hybrid Cloud Solutions Ingo Fuchs. “Integration with BlackPearl will provide our customers additional on-premises solutions.”

Stop by Spectra Logic’s booth at NAB (SL11816) to view a proof of concept demo showing the NetApp StorageGRID Webscale and BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway integration.

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long- term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 35 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud. Visit www.SpectraLogic.com.


Media Contact
Matter Communications
Samantha Bell, 781-248-9179

Spectra and Spectra Logic are registered trademarks of Spectra Logic Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>