Spectra Expands Line of BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateways
The V Series serves as the new entry-level option, while the P Series more than triples the throughput of the standard BlackPearl S Series.Deep storage specialist Spectra announced that it has expanded its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway family with the addition of the V Series and the P Series, which more than triples the throughput and number of tape drives managed compared with the standard BlackPearl S Series. The V Series serves as the new entry-level option, with the ability to store 300 million objects and transfer data at up to 300MBps sustained to disk or tape. With a small 2U form factor, the V Series combined with a Spectra T50e Tape Library could store up to 750TB in a 6U space. Designed for larger environments, the P Series can store a billion or more objects, transfer up to 3,000MBps sustained to disk or tape, and manage 20 or more LTO-7 tape drives.
"Some industries are experiencing single-digit growth rates, while others have data growth rates of more than 100 percent," Matt Starr, CTO of Spectra Logic, told eWEEK. "When your data is doubling every year, a whole new set of problems emerge that must be dealt with. No longer does the next-capacity disk drive keep you from running out of space or power. Customers with exponential data growth need a strategy to protect and store their data in the most cost-, space- and power-efficient manner that business rules define."