Spectra HPC Solutions
Your high performance environment continually tests the limits of technology and requires peak performance from all of your equipment—including your storage. Spectra’s data storage solutions help you push the boundaries of your operational objectives, giving you cost-effective storage that meets all of your performance, growth, and environmental needs. Spectra Logic builds some of the world’s largest storage systems.
“The incorporation of Spectra Logic’s active archive solution provides a platform for storage growth. It allows us to keep our primary data online and accessible to users, while also increasing the reliability of our stored data across physical sites.”
Allan Williams, Associate Director NCI
Breakthrough Tape Advancements for Massive Data Storage Needs: Spectra’s TFinity and IBM’s TS1160 Technology
With double the capacity of the TS1150, the new TS1160 breaks new barriers, offering users the largest capacity per tape and the fastest data rate of any tape technology available on the market.
Spectra continues to stay ahead of the curve with its industry leading density, rich library features and world class support. With 50 to 40,680 TS1160 slots, you can store over 813.6PB (2.03EB compressed*) of data with IBM® TS1160 tape technology in Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale. With up to 144 drives you can transfer data up to 207.4TB/hr. (466.6TB/hr. compressed*) using TS1160 tape technology.
TS1160 Drive Features
Spectra tape libraries are designed for intelligent expansion to accommodate massively growing data sets. A TFinity® ExaScale, for example, can scale to 2 exabytes (compressed) in a single 44-frame library and more than 12EB in its 352-frame complex. Spectra tape libraries can meet your evolving needs and give you cost-effective storage during every stage of your growth.
Intensely Dense Storage
When data center real estate counts, Spectra Logic libraries offer unsurpassed storage density and minimal footprint through a unique and highly efficient design. Based on Spectra’s TeraPack architecture, Spectra tape libraries provide up to 50% improvement in data center floor space utilization. Increase your storage capacity in as little as 9 (TS Tape Technology) or 10 (LTO Technology) increments, the most granular and flexible in the industry. This dramatic, industry-leading storage density not only saves you data center space but also fits co-located and standardized data center designs.
Highly Energy Efficient
Save money with intelligent and power-efficient storage. Tape is the most cost-effective media for storing massive amounts of data, and Spectra tape libraries also consume the least amount of power when compared to competing libraries.
The Spectra TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library
Why it’s the ideal high performance computing archive target:
Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System
Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System solves the problem of costly and complex approaches to digital preservation by combining NAS and S3-based interfaces with multiple storage targets into a simple and affordable solution. Designed for numerous concurrent workflows, BlackPearl reduces the need for expensive third-party data movers by integrating Spectra S3 with a range of certified clients and simple file movers.
Spectra Logic’s Matt Starr at Supercomputing Tech Talk