Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System
Simply and affordably preserves your data forever
Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System solves the problem of costly and complex approaches to digital preservation by combining multiple standard interfaces and storage targets into a simple and affordable solution designed for diverse workflows.
Storing data is a challenge. Storing data affordably, while providing more protection than ever before in an increasingly data-protection-sensitive climate, may be an organization’s single greatest obstacle. See how the Spectra BlackPearl is helping to pave the way.
BlackPearl Converged Storage System unlocks multiple storage targets including online disk, nearline disk, deep storage tape, and even public cloud. Through BlackPearl’s advanced data policy management software, data can be stored on any storage target and policies can be applied to determine how long many copies will be made on each storage target and how long the data will reside.
“The Spectra BlackPearl solution provides an easy-to-use archiving system which is scalable and resilient while remaining cost effective.”
Simon Fearn, Product Manager, Marquis
Software clients are available from Spectra Logic partners for a variety of markets including Media and Entertainment, High Performance Computing, Video Surveillance and general clients for markets like Health Care, Genomics and IT. Customers can also utilize Spectra Logic designed clients or build a Spectra S3 application.
BlackPearl Workflows for Moving Data
Data can be archived to Spectra Logic storage via several different paths or workflows. Manual file movement is employed when the user can identify the files to be moved themselves. Advanced scanning software can search a file system and identify files to be archived based on date, project, or other criteria. Fully automated archiving software can continuously scan and archive inactive files while still allowing users to access the files as they always have. And applications intended for other specific tasks, such as video asset management software, can allow users to archive directly to Spectra storage without leaving the application.
“The Spectra T950 plus BlackPearl solution gives us the comfort we need to do our work without worrying about capacity issues for many years.”
Dr. Jerzy Bodurka, Associate Professor/CTO, Laureate Institute for Brain Research