What could you buy for the cost to power an archive?

Between ESG and Clipper Group, one can generate an interesting discussion about the opportunity costs of powering archive storage on tape versus doing so on disk.  With the power savings available from tape archives, you could buy a lot of stuff. Read More


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