Spectra TFinity ExaScale Overview

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.

Spectra Tfinity with industry leading storage density

Spectra TFinity ExaScale

Snapshot of TFinity ExaScale Features

Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale Tape Library offers a sophisticated suite of features to help you manage your data and optimize workflows.

FEATURE SUMMARY
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) to drives, storage shelves, import, and export in a single robotic movement, reducing the time required to handle media by 90 percent.

Get to Know the TFinity

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Scalability: Up to 50,000+ LTO slots or 38,100+ TS1150 slots and over 952 PB of compressed capacity in a single library. Scales to 120 tape drives easily. Library complex configurations provide up to 7.6 EB of capacity.

Performance: Dual, active-active robots provide high performance and fault tolerance around the clock.

Density: TeraPack architecture delivers up to 50 percent more storage than the competition for a given footprint.

Administration: A common management interface for all library functions including configuration, administration, security, and remote management streamlines operations.

Media Lifecycle Management (MLM): Tracks and monitors 40+ data points for each piece of Spectra Certified media in your library to proactively notify you of media health issues before they become problems.

Data Integrity Verification (DIV): Confirms data written to tape is readable immediately after it is written as well as at user selectable times thereafter to protect archived data.

Encryption: Integrated AES-256 encryption and key management providing easy, economical, powerful security.

TFinity ExaScale Specifications

Three Frame Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-9 24 1800

32.4PB
(uncompressed)

81PB
(compressed)*

34.56TB/hr
(uncompressed)

86.4TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-8 24 1800

21.6PB
(uncompressed)

54PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr
(uncompressed)

64.8TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 Type M 24 1800

16.2PB
(uncompressed)

40.5PB
(compressed)*

25.92TB/hr
(uncompressed)

60.48TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 24 1,800

10.8PB
(uncompressed)

27PB
(compressed)*

25.92TB/hr
(uncompressed)

64.8TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-6 24 1,800

4.5PB (uncompressed)

11.25PB (compressed)*

13.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

34.6TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
IBM TS1150
Technology
24 1,350

13.5PB
(uncompressed)

33.75PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
IBM TS1155
Technology
24 1,350

20.25PB
(uncompressed)

50.62PB
(compressed)*

31.1TB/hr (uncompressed)

60.5TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
IBM TS1160
Technology
24 1,350

27PB
(uncompressed)

67.6PB
(compressed)*

34.56TB/hr (uncompressed)

77.76TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
T10000D 24 1,350

11.4PB
(uncompressed)

21.8TB/hr (uncompressed)

Yes

 

Forty Five Frames Capacity and Throughput
Technology Max Drives Max Cartridges Max Capacity Max Throughput Encryption Support
LTO-9 144 56,400 1.01 EB (uncompressed)

2.53 EB (compressed)*

207.36 TB/hr
(uncompressed)518.4TB/hr
(compressed)*
Yes
LTO-8 144 56,400

641PB (uncompressed)

1.6 EB (compressed)*

186.62.5TB/hr
(uncompressed)

388.8TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 Type M 144 56,400

481PB (uncompressed)

1.2EB (compressed)*

155.5TB/hr (uncompressed)

362.88TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
LTO-7 144 56,400

320.7PB (uncompressed)

801.9PB (compressed)*

155.5TB/hr
(uncompressed)

362.88TB/hr
(compressed)*

Yes
LTO-6 144 56,400

133.65PB (uncompressed)

334.12PB (compressed)*

82.9TB/hr (uncompressed)

207.4TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1150
Technology
144 40,680

406.8PB
(uncompressed)

1.01EB
(compressed)*

186.6TB/hr (uncompressed)

362.9TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1155
Technology
144 40,680

610.2PB
(uncompressed)

1.52EB
(compressed)*

186.6TB/hr (uncompressed)

362.9TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
TS1160
Technology
144 40,680

813.6PB
(uncompressed)

2.03EB
(compressed)*

207.4TB/hr (uncompressed)

466.6TB/hr (compressed)*

Yes
T10000D 144 40,680

345.7PB
(uncompressed)

130.6TB/hr (uncompressed)

Yes

*  Assumes 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-7 Type M, LTO-8, LTO-9, TS1150, TS1155 and TS1160

 

Environmental
  LTO Drives and Media TS Drives and Media
Temperature 10’C to 40’C (50’F to 104’F) 16’C to 32’C (60.8’F to 89.6’F)  
Humidity 20 to 80% 20 to 80%  

 

Reliability
Library MCBF 3 million
Library MTTR 3 minutes for hot-swap components. 30 minutes for non-hot-swap components
Power Requirements

Base Frame and 24 LTO Drives; 1,275 Watts AC (max operating) 200-240v AC (50/60Hz>/6.8-8.2 Amps (RMS)

Heat Dissipation: 4,347 BTU/hr (max operating, same configuration)

 

Library
Max Media/Slot Count (45-frame) Max Partitions Tape Technology Supported
56,400 (LTO) 16 LTO-4,5,6,7,7 Type M,8,9
40,680 16 TS1155, TS1150
40,680 16 T10000x

 

Library Dimensions
  Main Frame Drive Expansion Frame Media Expansion Frame Service Frame
Height 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm) 79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

79.125 – 82 in (201.0 to 208.3 cm)

Width 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29 in (73.7 cm) 29.8 (75.7 cm)
Depth 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm) 43.25 in (109.9 cm)
Weight 821 lb (372 kg) 763 lb (346 kg) 564 lb (256 kg) 737 lb (334 kg) w BulkTAP (824 lb (374 kg)

 

Library Features
Encryption Supported BlueScale/Spectra SKLM
Type of TeraPack System Roving TeraPack
Queued Ejects Support Yes
Auto Clean Support Yes
Camera (Spectra Vision) Yes
Spectra Encryption Options  Available Cost
Spectra BlueScale Standard Encryption X Free
Spectra BlueScale Professional Encryption X Additional Charge
Spectra BlueScale SKLM Encryption X Additional Charge
X
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