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.
Roving TeraPack® Architecture
The TeraPack container provides a more efficient way to import tape media into the T950 library and offers a clean, secure and stackable case for staging and storing media outside of the library. Using this unique patented roving TeraPack containers reduces handling time by 87.5%. And the unique TeraPack architecture reduces floor space requirements by as much as 80 percent compared to competing libraries.
Automatic Drive Cleaning
Improve reliability by automating tracking and cleaning drives. Auto Drive Clean in the T950 library provides library-based cleaning of LTO and TS11XX 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 partitioning to create 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 our 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, in minutes. Spectra libraries are the only ones in the industry that ship with onsite, user-replaceable components that include:
- Power supplies
- Air filters
- Connectivity controller (RIM — Robotics Interface Module
- Robotics — ASM Gold
- Library Control Module/Robotics Control Module — ASM Gold
This support supplement allows customers to complete repairs with the remote guidance of support personnel, and promptly restore operations with the full assurance that on-site support is available if needed.
Graphic User Interface (GUI)
The Spectra Logic BlueScale user interface is a powerful control center that enables the user to monitor and control all aspects of the T950 library. BlueScale is an easy-to-navigate library interface built into Spectra libraries that enables our solutions to work easily, flexibly and safely with your data. BlueScale manages your library, configurations, partitions, encryption keys and all library and media health monitoring in one, single interface.
The Remote Library Controller is an SSL protected web-based user interface that enables users to access the BlueScale console from anywhere in the world. This remote user interface provides access to all the powerful features of BlueScale without physically touching the library.
For customers with special integration needs, all Spectra Logic tape libraries provide a standards- based and open XML API. This interface enables customer to easily and seamlessly integrate the T950 into their own storage management systems.
AutoSupport enables the library to automatically notify Spectra Logic support personnel with information about specific events that occur within the library. BlueScale constantly monitors the health of the library and emails a support ticket if it detects any problems that might impact the performance and reliability of the library.
The Dual AC two-power unit enables data centers that wish to provide AC power redundancy to their T950 to do so using out-of-phase power. This enhancement provides installation flexibility, reduces installation costs, speeds up installation time and provides power redundancy.
Power Distribution Unit
The Spectra Power Distribution Unit (PDU) enables customers to easily power their T950 with Delta or Wye-configured three-phase power. The Spectra PDU supports an optional web-enabled power meter for monitoring and balancing the power load across library frames.
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