Spectra Logic Debuts Deep Simple Storage Service
The DS3 interface is Spectra’s vision for delivering deep storage solutions for customers grappling with ways to store massive volumes of data.Digital tape system provider Spectra Logic announced the debut of the RESTful interface for robotic tape storage systems, Deep Simple Storage Service (DS3), which enables user-friendly storage of large amounts of data. The DS3 interface is designed to allow applications to move large quantities of data with less effort, and is aimed at organizations interested in accessing the lowest cost storage media for large data objects. It reduces cost and simplifies management by providing intelligent data object reads/writes, which the company said optimizes tape drive and tape media utilization and performance. The interface is the cornerstone of Spectra’s vision for delivering deep storage solutions for customers grappling with cost-effective ways to store massive volumes of long-term data. By leveraging RESTful protocols, the DS3 interface enables modern architecture frameworks to communicate with massively scalable deep storage technologies. "The whole concept of 'deep storage' is on target with the trends and requirements ESG is seeing in the market," Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst of Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "More organizations are recognizing the long term value that lies within their data, so data volumes and retention periods are increasing. Pair this trend with the market's desire to use Restful interfaces and Spectra Logic seems to be exactly in the right place to take advantage. It's a good idea all around."
Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax and instead focues on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of data elements.