Fast Access Object Storage Disk

BlackPearl Object Storage Disk delivers a disk-only solution with near instant access to protected data. An On-Prem Glacier* software extension enables object storage disk to be used as a glacier tier of storage and can be configured with tape for an offline air gap copy of data.

Benefits of BlackPearl Object Storage Disk

S3-Based Storage Solution

  • Integrates with modern S3 compatible applications and purpose-built BlackPearl certified clients
  • Delivers object storage flexibility with on-premises performance
  • Enables seamless hybrid workflows through common S3 and glacier commands

Long-Term Data Storage

  • Offers an on-premises Glacier tier that is optimized for cost and performance
  • Delivers an offline air-gap copy of data with optional spin-down disk
  • Extends the life of the drives with optional spin-down disk functionality

Security and Ransomware Resiliency

  • Secure on-premises storage protecting data from internal and external threats
  • Object Lock provides ransomware protection ensuring objects cannot be encrypted, deleted or overwritten
  • Encryption at rest and in-flight eliminates unintended data exposure

Attack-Hardened Features

BlackPearl Object Storage Disk has been designed to help protect and recover from ransomware attacks with its attack-hardened features for BlackPearl Nearline Gateway or BlackPearl On-Premises Glacier, including:



BlackPearl Object Storage Disk Use Cases

Alternative to Tape
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk is an ideal alternative to tape and provides a nearline disk storage tier with instant access to long-term data.

Sustainable Storage
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk intelligently powers down bands of storage when idle, which minimizes the degradation of drives, extending their life.

Ransomware Resiliency
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk provides attack-hardened features for security and ransomware resiliency. The BlackPearl RESTful API provides an additional layer of security and protection.

BlackPearl Object Storage Disk is a tier of storage similar to AWS Instant Retrieval. It eliminates the costs associated with accessing data in the cloud.

Long Term Retention
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk is optimized for cost and performance with near-instant recovery of long-term data.

BlackPearl Object Storage Disk paired with Spectra tape libraries provides an offline air gap copy of data and protects against outsider threats.​

BlackPearl Object Storage Disk Information

OverviewSpecificationsReference ArchitecturesExtensibility
Spin-Down Disk technology

  • Energy efficiency
  • Offline for air gap
  • Extends the life of the drive
  • Minimizes degradation of disks

Self-Protecting Attack-Hardened Storage

  • ZFS self-healing storage ensures data is accurate
  • Continuous check for bit rot and automatic error corrections
  • Erasure-coded checksum verification at the file or file-part level
  • Multi-factor authentication, Object Lock, multi-site replication
  • Optional self-encrypting drives for additional security

Cost-Effective Scale-Up Architecture

  • Add capacity without adding nodes – expand existing pools dynamically
  • 80TB to 20PB per system 
  • Hot expandable at any time
  • Optional tape out
BlackPearl V Series BlackPearl S Series BlackPearl X Series BlackPearl Expansion BlackPearl Expansion
Interface CPU With Motherboard Tape Connect Network CPU With Motherboard Tape Connect Network CPU With Motherboard Tape Connect Network Dual Power Supplies Dual Power Supplies
Single Up to 3 FC or SAS HBA 25 GbE Standard, 40 GbE optional Single Up to 3 FC or SAS HBA 25 GbE Standard, 40 GbE optional Single or Dual Up to 2×8 or 16 port FC or SAS HBA 100 GbE Standard SAS Interface SAS Interface
Internal Disk Drives 24 x 3.5″ SAS HDD’s 60 x 3.5″ SAS HDD’s 73 x 3.5” SAS HDDs 107 x 3.5″ SAS HDD’s
Flash Drives (Upgrade) 6 x 6.4 TB NVMe SSD’s (Upgrade) 10 x 6.4 TB NVMe SSD’s 24 x 6.4 TB NVMe SSD’s None None
Throughput Up to 1.6 GB/s to tape sustained Up to 4 GB/s to tape sustained Up to 9 GB/s to tape sustained
Expansion Up to 10 expansion chassis* Up to 9 expansion chassis* Up to 10 expansion chassis*
Capacity of Expansion 107 Drive or 73 drive expansion chassis options 107 Drive or 73 drive expansion chassis options 107 Drive or 73 drive expansion chassis options Up to 73 Drives per 4U Chassis Up to 107 drives per 4U chassis

For complete specifications, please contact your Spectra Representative
* In a 42U rack

Triple Parity Option

Statistically eliminates data loss through redundancy and automatic rebuilds when properly monitored and maintained

Very Wide Bands

Very Wide Bands maximize system performance and capacity while providing superior protection

Flexible Drive Options

8TB and 12TB offerings

Drive Lifecycle Management

Power down technology extends drive life while saving up to 80 percent on power while idle

BlackPearl Enabled

Scalable on-premise cloud storage from terabytes to petabytes

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Object Storage Disk for Instant Access to All DataBlackPearl Object Storage Disk is an ideal alternative to tape and provides
a nearline disk storage tier with instant access to long-term data.
Object Storage Disk with Automated
Tape for Long-Term Retention
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk paired with Spectra tape libraries provides
an offline air-gap copy of data and protects against outsider threats.
BlackPearl Object Storage Disk can be leveraged in multiple BlackPearl solutions, including:
On-Premises Glacier*
Integrates with applications that support AWS Glacier to offer object storage disk and tape as an on-premises glacier tier of storage
BlackPearl Nearline Gateway
Provides a gateway to local object storage disk and/or tape with optional replication to public cloud 
Vail
Unifies storage into a single namespace providing access to cloud services no matter where the data resides, automated placement of data across on-prem and cloud storage, and universal access to data.

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Watch this video to learn more about the entire family of Spectra BlackPearl Object Storage solutions. The BlackPearl Platform provides organizations with the most versatile and flexible architecture for secure data lifecycle management and data retention.

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