Big Storage, Little Price: Last Call for Spectra?s T50e Tape Library Promo

There is still time to take advantage of the “Big Storage, Little Price” Spectra Logic T50e price promotion that launched this past February.  Just contact your Spectra Logic sales representative or check out the T50e Web Page, then place your order before June 30th 2011. The special promotion includes a T50e with 10 slots and 1 LTO-4 half-height Fibre Channel tape drive for only $7,725.00. Or, if you want the latest in tape technology, we're offering the T50e with 10 slots and 1 LTO-5 half-height Fibre Channel tape drive for $9,275.00. Read More

Spectra Logic Defines Data Integrity Verification; Looks Forward to Tape Summit

A recent Spectra Logic announcement caused quite a stir within the storage industry, from positive analyst and media feedback to customers asking about implementing it. Why the excitement? More organizations are retaining ever-expanding volumes of data and storing it for ever-increasing periods of time to meet their business and compliance objectives. And they want to know without a doubt their data will be there when needed.  Spectra’s BlueScale® Data Integrity Verification provides organizations the utmost confidence their backup and archive data will be readily available when needed, regardless of how long it has been stored. Spectra’s offering is “data archive insurance”, the first of its kind in the market, unmatched in both its comprehensiveness and its flexibility.  And, importantly, it is available across our entire line of TSeries tape libraries at no additional cost to users.   Read More

Trinity Broadcasting Network Selects Spectra T950 Tape Library for Active Archive of Video Content

BOULDER, Colo. and NAB 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada—April 12, 2011Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) selected a Spectra T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives and media to store more than 27,000 television programming video clips including content sent to television, the Web and mobile devices. Front Porch Digital DIVArchive and Software Generation Limited (SGL) software share different library partitions within the Spectra T950  tape archive. Using these digital asset management packages, the T950 library provides an active archive solution that allows TBN’s video assets to be retrieved automatically, ncluding even those assets infrequently accessed. Read More

Archive and Backup

Last week I looked at how archiving data can help take the strain off backup systems.  The theory is pretty simple: if you have less data to backup, then it is easier to meet backup windows with fewer resources. Read More

How Archive Can Fix Backup

I have talked with a lot of storage and backup administrators over the years.  While everyone has challenges that are just as unique as their data sets and organizations, there is a common theme.  Users typically say, "My backups take too long," "I need faster hardware," "I take too many tapes offsite" or "Even with deduplication, I can't afford to replicate".  Read More

National Center for Supercomputing Applications Selects Spectra TFinity Tape Library for Eight Petabyte Data Archive

Computational Research Data Projected to Increase by Two Petabytes Stored on Tape Annually

BOULDER, Colo.—March 15, 2011— Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that it won the contract bid to archive computational research data for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). NCSA chose a nine-frame Spectra® TFinity tape library initially configured with 25 LTO-5 drives and 8,000 licensed media slots for its eight petabyte archive. TFinity was selected due to its unique features critical to high-performance computing (HPC) storage, including high capacity of data storage, low data center foot print, high availability, flexible and easy scalability and media health monitoring with management options such as Media Lifecycle Management. Read More