Spectra T950v

Value Storage without Compromise Based on the Spectra® T950 Tape Library, Spectra’s workhorse for medium capacity library applications, the T950v is a redesign focused on increased value through significant cost reduction. By removing add-ons originally designed for high performance computing and multi-hundred petabyte data centers, the Spectra T950v Tape Library is an ideal fit for General IT and mid-level Media and Entertainment markets. The T950v provides all the same enterprise grade features, reliability and capacity but with a new entry level price point. The full 8-frame T950v can store up to 180PB of data or content (450PB compressed) and when fully populated with 120 tape drives, offers an impressive transfer rate of up to 172TB/hr (432TB/hr compressed) using LTO-9 tape technology.

The Spectra T950v provides maximum flexibility by allowing you to populate your library with LTO tape technology or IBM® TS11XX Enterprise Tape Technology, enabling you to choose the technology that is perfect for your business.

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Data Integrity that Delivers Peace of Mind

Safeguard your data with the T950v tape library that provides intelligent functionality and a sophisticated toolset to ensure your library is operating 24×7. Built to last, the T950v provides you with extra data verification features that will deliver maximum reliability to help you sleep well at night.

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Complete Application Support


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Commercial and Open-Source Applications

Among the many major commercial backup application players are Veeam, Commvault, Veritas, Dell/EMC Networker, and IBM Spectrum Protect. There are many more, but these are the names often found in the top five for commercial “application-based” backup.

There are also a handful of open source application-based backup and recovery products supported by Spectra libraries, such as Amanda Community Edition (by Zmanda), Bacula and Bareos (a derivative of Bacula). These solutions tend to differentiate themselves by providing non-proprietary formats and are available as free “community edition” software. Zmanda and Bacula also offer commercial versions of their software typically referred to as “Enterprise Edition” which are likewise supported by Spectra.

The T950v tape library offers more value storage through support for all major backup applications, industry-standard operating systems and industry-standard software packages. Transform your organization with the addition of this well-built and impressive library that will help you protect your data and integrate with most channel interfaces and networking protocols.

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“Spectra Logic gives us the most cost effective, secure and efficient means of safeguarding our clients’ digital assets and ensuring they are readily available for valuable versioning and subtitling projects.”
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Powerful Management

The T950v gives you an unmatched selection of features, is easy to manage and maintain, and can be operated locally or remotely. Its user friendly touchscreen enables you to monitor your library and respond quickly for unsurpassed efficiencies and value storage.

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Grows with Your Needs

Built to meet your needs and grow as your needs evolve, the T950v allows you to start with a single frame and expand your library to eight frames seamlessly. 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.

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Supporting You is Our Number One Priority

Options abound for T950v library support. You can leverage Spectra Assisted Self Maintenance (ASM), use the AutoSupport feature to let the T950v self-monitor, or call our award-winning SpectraGuard support team. In any case, we work hard to help you resolve any and all issues — fast and efficiently.

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