T120 powerful management

Designed for straightforward management, the T120 library provides you with a number of tools that ensure an effortless management experience. It provides software and hardware features that help save you time and reduce operational complexity.


BlueScale®, the common software interface for all Spectra libraries brings enterprise command and control features to the T120 library. Available through the library’s onboard LCD color touchscreen and remote web access, BlueScale is an easy-to-navigate, browser-based library interface built into Spectra libraries that enables our solutions to work easily, flexibly and safely with your data. BlueScale manages your T120 library, configurations, partitions, encryption keys and all library and media health monitoring in one, single interface.

BlueScale manages your T120 library without any external servers, additional software license charges, or increased manpower. This feature-rich management tool provides a single interface to manage library configurations, partitions, encryption key management and library/media/tape drive health monitoring. BlueScale enhances your T120 library operations by improving efficiency, manageability and availability.

Remote Library Management
This web-based controller allows you to login and manage your T120 library from anywhere. Define who can access the library and manage their privileges.

Consolidate Data Using Integrated Partitioning
With support for all major backup software packages and operating systems, T120 libraries fit easily into any environment. The T120’s Shared Library Services (SLS) lets data centers implement up to 6 integrated partitions, so that a single library appears as multiple libraries. Unlike other partitioning solutions that involve complicated and expensive external partitioning servers, network connections, and proprietary client software, you can easily partition the Spectra T120 library using the library’s built-in BlueScale interface.

Better Reliability through Lifecycle Management
To help ensure your library is operating 24×7, the T120 library offers a toolset to ensure the continuous operation of your library, drives and tape media.

Media Lifecycle Management (MLM) removes the question of media reliability and data integrity, ensuring the safety of your data by providing continuous assessments on more than 40 different metrics throughout the life of each tape.

Drive Lifecycle Management (DLM) helps you monitor drives by integrating tape drive analysis, diagnostics and reporting within the library’s easy-to-manage, color-coded icons that help you quickly identify the health status of a drive.

Library Lifecycle Management (LLM) helps manage the health of your library’s critical components by delivering utilization metrics to help you service your library before issues occur.

Data Integrity Verification

To give you data integrity verification, Spectra offers a sophisticated suite of standard features that allow you to actively check data already written to tape.

PreScan checks each imported tape and verifies that the tape can be written to, scanning the tape for potential issues including broken or dislodged leader and write-protected status.

QuickScan scans a tape uni-directionally by reading the length of one wrap of the tape to provide a rapid indicator of integrity of data written.

FullScan confirms that there are no media errors on the tape by reading the entire length of the tape up to the end of the recorded data. To ensure that the data is valid, you can set triggers to check the health of tapes over an interval of time or verify a specific tape’s data integrity on request. This process allows for checks of data integrity.

Spectra Encryption
To help your organization secure data on tape, Spectra® Encryption, available with every Spectra library, offers a range of solutions to meet your individualized encryption requirements. Spectra Logic offers three types of encryption: Free standard Spectra BlueScale Encryption, Professional Spectra BlueScale Encryption and Spectra SKLM. Delivering tailored, customer-centric encryption key management solutions through very flexible design options, Spectra BlueScale Encryption meets data protection needs across a broad variety of customers ranging from the very small business to the largest, most security-conscious enterprise.

Spectra SKLM Encryption
For organizations with more complex and robust requirements, Spectra SKLM Encryption Key Management is time tested and proven across enterprise-level customers requiring the highest standard of encryption security. With optional Spectra SKLM you can deploy a clean, simple key management solution that meets the complex requirements your organization faces. Spectra SKLM is a robust encryption key manager that delivers a unified key management strategy to streamline your encryption deployment.


Certified Media
Tape is the most cost-effective storage media available. Our commitment to you is making tape pain-free through Spectra® Certified Media. From manufacturer selection to testing and customer shipment, every step of the Spectra Certified Media process is designed to ensure you have the most reliable and automated tape storage available. No other supplier places as much emphasis on continual enhancements and features that simplify all aspects of the media management process.

Automatic Drive Cleaning
Improve reliability by automating tracking and cleaning drives. Auto Drive Clean provides library-based cleaning of LTO drives without user intervention. Automated drive cleaning results in fewer failed tape read/write operations and is the recommended method for cleaning drives. The Auto Drive Clean feature uses a dedicated cleaning partition for storing cleaning cartridges. The cleaning partition can be shared by multiple storage partitions and is used by the library to automatically clean drives whenever necessary.

Assisted Self-Maintenance (ASM)
Recognizing that some users prefer to have hands-on control over library uptime, Spectra Logic designs their products so that major components are customer-replaceable. With Spectra Logic’s Assisted Self-Maintenance (ASM) support options, spare components are placed at your facility, ready to be installed by your IT staff in your data storage environment. Most of the swappable components can be replaced without tools. Spectra libraries can ship with on-site, user-replaceable components that include:

  • Drive
  • Power supply
  • Air filters
  • Connectivity controller (RIM — Robotics Interface Module)
  • Robotics — ASM Gold
  • Library Control Module/Robotics Control Module — ASM Gold

Our Assisted Self-Maintenance feature enables you to replace select parts yourself.

ASM is an industry-first support option designed for environments where normal support services are available but not always feasible for specific customers (e.g., high-security facilities, mobile sites such as ships). ASM parts give you the ability to make immediate repairs and eliminate the waiting periods associated with parts availability and onsite service calls.


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