The Institute for Basic Science deployed Spectra’s StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software, a Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System and a Spectra T950 Tape Library with LTO-8 tape drives. StorCycle enables the institute to identify and migrate data off of primary storage and onto a Perpetual Tier of storage that can include cloud, NAS, object storage disk and object storage tape. Per the institute’s storage policies, StorCycle acts as a data mover, scanning data in their primary Lustre file system and writing new data daily to BlackPearl, which in turn writes two copies of the data to tape. BlackPearl provides an object storage gateway to tape, which complements the organization’s existing Primary Tier of storage with a lower-cost, scalable archive. In addition, StorCycle provides seamless, familiar access and recovery of single files or entire data sets.