The right way to scale
If you’re looking for a data storage growth path, the T680 is your answer.
When you invest in the T680, you obtain exceptional, economical tape storage in a compact footprint built on the same superior technology platform as Spectra’s larger, more powerful libraries.
Flexible Growth and Performance that Meets Changing Needs
Adding capacity to your T680 is simple with Capacity on Demand (CoD). Start with as few as 50 slots, and as your business expands add more capacity in increments of 10 tape slots, up to 670 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 T680 utilizes a custom, 10-tape TeraPack® media container for input/output operations. The TeraPack container provides a more efficient way to import LTO-9 tape media into the library, and is a vehicle for transporting 450TB of compressed* data to LTO-9 drives, offering a clean, secure and stackable case for staging and storing media outside of the library. Using TeraPack containers reduces handling time by 90%.
Adding tape drives and increasing performance is simple with easy-to-configure slide-in drives. This flexible scalability in capacity and performance protects your investment and ensures that your Spectra tape library is upgradable with the latest in technological advances.
When you outgrow your library, Spectra transfers the components in your existing library and deploys them in a larger chassis. Upgrading is also EASY and FAST—you can switch between models in less than half a day. The TranScale® architecture eliminates the need for realignment, host/server reconfiguration, worldwide name changes and switch rezoning.
Designed with your growth in mind, the T680 tape library has been developed to preserve your initial investment in storage by providing a solution that addresses both your short-term and long-term storage needs. When your storage requires more slots than your library’s current capacity, there’s no need to buy a whole new library. By investing in a Spectra tape library all you need to change is your outgrown frame.
Preserve Your Investment with TranScale
Spectra uses TranScale in our Enterprise libraries by interchanging the expensive components between the T200, T380, T680 and T950 libraries. As you grow, you continue to use your original tape drives, power supplies, TeraPacks and media in your new library. The frame is the only major component that changes when you are ready to upgrade to a larger tape library. TranScale provides a cost-effective lifetime investment in storage, allowing you to scale your hardware and software to make your capacity upgrades quick, seamless and affordable.
LTO Tape Technology Grows with You
The T680 leverages LTO (Linear Tape Open), the only open format tape technology available. You can rest easy knowing that each generation of LTO is backward compatible – with a vigorous roadmap extending to LTO-12 and beyond, so you have peace of mind that your tape technology format is here to stay.
“Spectra Logic provided Joyce Meyer Ministries with a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution that allows us to restore one hour of video footage in less than half the time our previous device required.”
– Bryce Bagwill, Joyce Meyer Ministries