Spectra Logic Unveils 16PB Storage Library for Customers

The library can be configured with up to 10,050 slots.

Spectra Logic announced March 20 the eight-frame Spectra T950—an enterprise-class library that expands as data grows and is capable of handling up to 16.08 petabytes of compressed data.

Large federal data centers can use the product to partition and integrate any combination of tape, VTL and encryption, implementing the AES-256 algorithm and compression through its FIPS-compliant chip, Spectra officials said.

The T950s encryption key management suite operates within the library through a graphical interface, with no need for additional packages, company officials said.

"The T950 uses an average of 65 percent less energy than competing libraries," said Brian Grainger, vice president of Spectra Logic Federal, in a statement.

"Selecting the 8-frame T950 energy-efficient library helps agencies handle growing quantities of data while meeting the larger federal commitment to energy conservation, in keeping with the [U.S. Department of Energys] Federal Energy Management Program and related regulations."

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The library allows users to encrypt, compress and decrypt data using the strongest version of AES encryption in order to meet demanding security requirements, company officials said.

It also breaks the 10,000 slot barrier—increasingly important for larger federal entities in need of superior data retention and protection, such as the Department of Energy, DoD and Homeland Security, officials said.

The eight-frame Spectra T950 can be configured with up to 10,050 slots and 120 LTO, SDLT, SAIT tape drives, as well as up to 110 RXT drives. The eight-frame T950 offers a native throughput of 14,400 MB per second using LTO-4 drives when released.

Entry-level pricing for the eight-frame T950 starts at $240,250. A single-frame T950 library with the same feature options is available for $100,950. The eight-frame version will become generally available to both federal and commercial customers in the second quarter of 2007.

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