Earlier this week at Globus World 2017 in Chicago, Spectra Logic announced in a press release that its BlackPearl Converged Storage System is now certified with Globus. The companies have been working closely together for some time to bring archive and backup solutions to a wide array of High Performance Computing, Higher Education and non-profit organizations.
Also released this week, was a case study outlining the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute’s (MSI’s) Spectra Logic-Globus solution. Following a grant application, the University of Minnesota chose a Spectra T950 with LTO-7 media and a Spectra BlackPearl with Globus Software to replace an aging system and boost reliability in their backup and HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) processes.
How did Spectra Logic and Globus meet the needs of the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute?
1. The university wanted to phase out an aging system, and was looking for the latest technology with the most features.
2. Spectra provided MSI with a dual-frame tape library that can expand and scale to meet future data growth.
3. MSI can partition the library for both traditional backup and HSM.
4. Spectra’s integration with a Globus is a perfect fit for both Higher Education and HPC environments.
5. BlackPearl allows MSI to easily store massive data forever, at virtually no cost.
“At the University of Minnesota, Spectra Logic’s T950 and BlackPearl with Globus Software are important components in our strategic and comprehensive storage plan for hundreds of terabytes of critical research data.” Jeffrey McDonald, Assistant Director for HPC Operations, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota Twin Cities