If you’re looking for a data storage growth path,
the T950 is your answer.
When you invest in the T950, you obtain exceptional, flexible and secure tape storage in a compact footprint built on the same superior technology platform as Spectra’s even larger, more powerful libraries.
Flexible Growth & Performance
Adding capacity to your T950 is simple with Capacity on Demand (CoD). Start with as few as 90 enterprise slots or 100 LTO slots, and as your needs expand, add more capacity in increments of 9 enterprise tape slots or 10 LTO tape slots, up to 7,614 enterprise slots or 10,020 LTO slots. Spectra makes it easy by shipping every library fully populated, allowing you to add slots with a simple software key, significantly reducing the time needed to upgrade your library.
The Spectra T950 utilizes a custom, 10-tape TeraPack with an LTO media container or a 9-tape TeraPack for TS1160 for input/output operations.
The TeraPack container provides a more efficient way to import tape media into the library and offers a clean, secure and stackable case for staging and storing media outside of the library. Using the unique patented TeraPack reduces handling time by 90%.
Adding tape drives and increasing performance is simple with easy-to-configure slide-in drives. Starting with as few as two drives, and the ability to increase to 120 drives, this scalability protects your investment and ensures that your Spectra tape library is upgradable with the latest in technological advances.
At the same time, the library’s identity to the wider network and its configuration data travel with it to the larger enclosure. This preserves both your initial investment in the library and the time already spent fine-tuning the library’s configuration.
Enhance with Partitioning
Shared Library Services (SLS) lets you implement simple, integrated partitioning so that the T950 library appears to users 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 your library using its built-in BlueScale interface.
Incremental Scalability and Performance
Every Spectra T950 ships with all of the tape slots installed. You can enable tape slots as you need them with a simple software key activation. Based on your data storage growth needs, more capacity or performance can be easily added. Purchase more drives and slots, and let the library grow with your data. Once your data has grown to the limits of your initial configuration, just add an expansion frame to keep growing. The T950 can expand all the way to 120 drives and 10,020 LTO slots or 7,614 enterprise slots in eight frames.