On-Prem Hybrid Cloud Storage

BlackPearl S3 is on-prem hybrid cloud storage that enables customers to take advantage of the growing number of S3 applications. An On-Prem Glacier* software extension enables BlackPearl S3 to be used as a glacier tier of storage, configured with object storage disk or tape.

Benefits of BlackPearl S3

S3-Based Storage Solution

  • Integrates with modern S3-compatible applications
  • Enables seamless hybrid workflows through a common S3 interface
  • Eliminates storage silos with a single S3 storage pool
  • Delivers flexibility of the cloud with on-prem performance

On-Prem Hybrid Cloud Storage

  • Optimized for storing large, unstructured datasets at a fraction of the cost of public storage
  • Expandable to up to 20PB of S3 storage in single rack 
  • Extensible to an on-prem glacier* tier of storage
  • Automates replication to the public cloud for disaster recovery

Security and Ransomware Resiliency

  • Secure on-prem storage protecting data from outside threats
  • Object Lock provides ransomware protection ensuring objects cannot be encrypted, deleted or overwritten
  • Multi-tenancy ensures data is isolated with restricted visibility
  • Encryption at rest and in-flight eliminates unintended data exposure

Attack-Hardened Features

BlackPearl S3 has been designed to help protect from ransomware attacks with its attack-hardened feature set.


BlackPearl S3 Use Cases

Ideal Backup Target
BlackPearl S3 delivers on-prem cloud storage for modern backup applications such as Rubrik, Cohesity, Veeam and others.

Hybrid Cloud Storage
On-prem hybrid cloud storage that delivers S3 interoperability, scalability and cost efficiency.

Capacity Offload
Optimized for performance and cost, BlackPearl S3 provides on-prem cloud storage for infrequently accessed data that is offloaded from primary storage.

Long Term Retention
The on-prem Glacier extension enables BlackPearl S3 to be the gateway to long-term storage.

Disaster Recovery
Automated replication to offsite storage or public cloud offers simple disaster recovery.

BlackPearl S3 Information

OverviewSpecificationsReference ArchitecturesExtensibility
100% S3-Compatible Storage

  • The only S3 storage that accepts native S3 and AWS Glacier commands
  • Automated replication to on-prem S3 and any public cloud storage
  • Extensible to an on-prem glacier tier of storage

Secure, Ransomware Resiliency

  • Secure multi-tenancy isolates data and restricts visibility
  • Object Lock provides data immutability
  • Encryption secures data in-flight and at rest

Cost-Effective Scale-Up Architecture

  • Add capacity without adding nodes – expand existing pools dynamically
  • 80TB to 20PB per system
  • Hot expandable at any time
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 77 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 77 drive expansion chassis options 107 Drive or 77 drive expansion chassis options 107 Drive or 77 drive expansion chassis options Up to 77 Drives per 4U Chassis Up to 107 drives per 4U chassis

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

Backup + BlackPearl S3
Rubrik + BlackPearl S3
Cohesity + BlackPearl S3
Veeam + BlackPearl S3
Capacity Offload - StorCycle + BlackPearl S3
BlackPearl S3 can be extended to include additional capability through simple software upgrades, including:
On-Prem Glacier*
Delivers an on-prem glacier tier of storage with Spectra Object Storage Disk (spin down disk) and Spectra tape libraries
Vail
Unifies storage into a single namespace providing access to cloud services no matter where the data resides, Also automates placement of data across on-prem and cloud storage and enables universal access to data


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