Spectra TFinity ExaScale
Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library is the world’s largest single storage system and the world’s largest storage complex, offering unsurpassed storage density and the smallest footprint. The library’s highly efficient three-dimensional tape storage design delivers a 50 percent reduction in data center floor space through a highly efficient three-dimensional tape storage design utilizing roving TeraPacks in place of individual tape cartridges.
Designed to address the needs of organizations with exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment, high performance computing and traditional IT, the Spectra TFinity ExaScale provides customers with performance, reliability and flexibility at a lower price point.
Snapshot of TFinity ExaScale Features
|High Performance Transporter||A) faster move performance B) multi-media capability C) enhanced reliability|
|New Teraporter||Next-generation robotic vertical arm boosts performance and reliability|
|Custom Panels||Customer tailored covers for front panels of TFinity libraries|
|Tri-Media||Support for LTO, TS11XX, and T10000 tape drive simultaneously|
|45-Frames||Expanding the maximum frame count from 40 frames to 45|
|SLOTIQ||Take advantage of empty spaces nearest tape drives to optimize performance|
|MEDIAIQ||Sorting move commands and optimizing move sequence based on robot location|
|Cold Storage||Segregation of tapes into a partition invisible to host applications to reduce cost|
|Dual Bulk TAP||Ability to simultaneously use 2x BulkTAPs for similar operations.|
|BlackPearl Integration||Rack or other library top mounted gear to house BlackPearl appliance|
|Dual AC Power||No input power phasing requirement for N+1 power redundancy|
Roving TeraPack Architecture
When data center real-estate counts, Spectra Logic libraries offer you unsurpassed storage density and minimal footprint through a unique and highly efficient design. Instead of using traditional tape slots, Spectra uses innovative “shelves” and TeraPack® containers to store tape cartridges. This approach gives Spectra’s enterprise libraries industry-best storage density, allowing you to store 10 LTO slots (9 enterprise slots) in a single container. When paired with the TFinity ExaScale’s transporter, the TFinity ExaScale’s TeraPack is not just a storage container, but a vehicle for transporting 180TB of LTO data, 180 TB of TS1160 data, and 480 TB of TS1170 data to drives, storage shelves, import, and export in a single robotic movement, reducing the time required to handle media by 90 percent.