The company's latest unified management software, BlueScale 12, provides enhanced management and integration capabilities.
Storage specialist Spectra
Logic unveiled five products and advancements designed for exascale storage,
including a high-capacity storage system, the T-Finity enterprise tape library
capable of storing more than 3.6 exabytes of data, as well as performance,
reliability and data integrity advancements across its complete line of
T-Series tape libraries.
A single T-Finity library
will now expand to 40 frames for a capacity of up to 50,000 tape cartridges. In
a library complex, up to eight libraries can be clustered using Spectra's
skyway technology for a capacity of up to 400,000 tape cartridges. The T-Finity
with TeraPack media storage is designed for support of Redundant Arrays of
Independent Tapes (RAIT) and provides enhanced performance, reliability and data-integrity
capabilities. With support for LTO and IBM TS1140 technology tape drives, the
exascale-capacity T-Finity offers customers the ability to choose the media
type and capacity options to meet their "big data" storage needs.
The company's latest unified
management software, BlueScale 12, provides enhanced performance, management
and integration capabilities. With faster bar-code scanning and motion code
enhancements, BlueScale 12 delivers 35 to 60 percent faster robotic performance
across Spectra's enterprise and midrange tape libraries, plus 15 to 20 times
faster library 'power on' times.
In addition, BlueScale 12
provides support for CarbideClean media, faster and improved GUI and Secure
Sockets Layer Web certificates and an XML-based Open Library API to enable customers'
development groups to directly interface with the system for integration with
their customized software-management platforms. BlueScale 12 is available on
all T-Series tape libraries providing a common user interface across Spectra's
entire range of tape libraries from the entry-level T50e, distributed level
T120, midrange T200, T380 and T680, and enterprise-scale T950 and T-Finity
"The big data trend is
driving technology requirements in applications ranging from enterprise data
centers to academic supercomputing labs," said Addison Snell, CEO of
Intersect360 Research. "The next generation of exascale data will require
capabilities that not only provide sufficient capacity, but also deliver the
speed, reliability and data integrity features to match the needs of these
In conjunction with its
exascale-capacity T-Finity and BlueScale 12 announcements, Spectra Logic also
unveiled four exascale tape storage and archiving advancements: CarbideClean,
which extends the life of tape media and drives by using a carbide blade to
pre-clean media prior to shipment to customers for initial use, Bulk TeraPack
Access Port (TAP) system, which allows customers to import or export tapes,
Media Lifecycle Management (MLM) capabilities and reliability advancements to
the IBM TS1140 technology tape drives, which are available with Spectra's
enterprise-class T-Finity tape libraries and TeraPack Optimized RAIT.