Spectra Logic Introduces the S50 LTO Library for SMBS and the Channel

Spectra S50 Manages 40 TB Capacity and Performs at 576 GB/Hour Throughput

BOULDER, Colo.,- August 29, 2005 – Spectra Logic, the data protection innovator, is announcing the availability of its newest tape library, the Spectra® S50. The S50 is a fast, affordable library suited for the entry-level market, including small businesses and organizations, and larger organizations with smaller remote offices and departments. The small and smart S50 provides room for growth with up to 40 TB capacity in only 7 inches (4U), and performance that scales up to 576 GB/hr.

“Spectra Logic S50 library addresses a broad range of backup and data protection requirements of the entry-level marketplace,” said Doug Chamberlain, Spectra Logic product manager. “The S50 is easy to use, manage and maintain, which lowers management costs for customers. Its feature set and affordability make it a perfect fit for SMB resellers, direct marketing resellers and distributors, making it broadly available for SMB users to purchase the library.” Read More


Spectra Logic Libraries Earn IBM HPSS Certification

HPSS and TSeries Libraries are a Superior Combination for Very Large Data Stores

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., ARMY DOIM—August 23, 2005—Supercomputing organizations with petabytes of data seek ways to aggregate enormous amounts of information. A petabyte of data will fill 10s of thousands of high speed disks or thousands of tapes. Over its life cycle, data may need to be moved multiple times between disk arrays and automated tape libraries, and often multiple copies are needed for the most mission-critical data. To aid this market need, Spectra Logic’s TSeriestape libraries have been certified as compatible with IBM High Performance Storage System (HPSS). The IBM software solution helps supercomputing customers better handle large capacity requirements, improve transfer rates across multiple servers, and classify data to be stored. Read More


Xiotech and Spectra Logic Partner to Deliver Integrated Storage Solution

Xiotech Reselling Spectra TSeries Libraries Bundled with Magnitude Disk Arrays

BOULDER, Colo. and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 18, 2005—Two storage innovators, Xiotech and Spectra Logic, have collaborated to create a complete tiered storage solution integrating Xiotech primary disk and Spectra Logic’s TSerieslibraries: the Spectra® T950, T120 and T50. Starting in August, customers can purchase the bundled end-to-end, tested tape and disk array solution based on innovative technology that eases use, configuration and management, and lowers short- and long-term storage costs.

With the partnership contract completed, Xiotech will begin reselling Spectra Logic TSerieslibraries in the third quarter of this year. In addition to the reseller agreement, the companies are launching a co-marketing program to expand relationship development, increase lead generation efforts and offer a single support contact for joint customers. The products have been certified as fully compatible by both Spectra and Xiotech. Read More


Spectra Logic Expands Storage Solutions with Microsoft Simple SAN Program

PHOENIX , SNW SPRING 2005, April 13, 2005—Spectra Logic is announcing participation in Microsoft’s Simple SAN Program.   With this program Microsoft is ensuring serviceable, easily deployed, comprehensive SAN solutions that include both data storage hardware and software. This program helps all levels of Windows customers implement SANs simply, regardless of connectivity infrastructure— either Fibre Channel or iSCSI.

“Windows is the number one deployed server application in SAN environments today,” said Dr. Claude Lorenson, senior product manager, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corporation. “By qualifying key industry partners like Spectra Logic and offering bundled storage solutions, we can simplify and improve our customers storage experience.” Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces the Bluescale Environment for TSeries Libraries

Library Software Simplifies Backup Management

PHOENIX , SNW SPRING 2005, April 12, 2005—Spectra Logic is introducing the BlueScale software environment with industry-first features for TSerieslibraries. This sophisticated software set results from more than ten years of field-proven design. BlueScale is inherently flexible and intelligent, readily supporting new features and technologies into the future.

Three industry-first features are available in BlueScale version 9, just released.

  • Observatory displays, through any Web-browser, a single customizable screen with status of multiple Spectra libraries.
  • Throughput monitoring lets administrators fine-tune backup performance by tracking performance at the drive, partition or overall library, logging events every 30 seconds.
  • Online drive firmware upgrades let users upgrade drive software from anywhere in the world.

“When multiple libraries are competitively priced, with similar capacity and throughput, you can only identify the best by evaluating the library’s software set,” said Matt Starr  , CTO of Spectra Logic. “Spectra’s libraries share a common software set, called BlueScale, with the most advanced software features available, which supply a tightly integrated structure that supports new technologies while safeguarding data.” Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces TSeries Library for SMES

Spectra Logic Designs Feature-Rich, Scalable Library for Small to Medium Enterprises

HANNOVER, CEBIT 2005, 14 March 2005—Small to medium enterprise customers must protect business data and project future growth, but few tape libraries address these needs affordably, and with a sophisticated feature set. In response, Spectra Logic created a robust SME solution leveraging its proven T Series software. Spectra is now shipping the Spectra® T50—a fast, small library with true enterprise features, for the budget-conscious user.

“Spectra Logic’s new T50 LTO library is aimed at a high-growth segment tape market,” said Robert Amatruda, research manager at IDC. “Today, customers demand more capacity and functionality at much lower cost.” Read More