Over the past few years, Spectra Logic has accomplished some significant achievements, specifically in the line of exponential data growth and deep storage. The month of October marks a particularly special time for Spectra, as we are not only celebrating our 35th birthday, but also the release of a new and exciting tape drive: the TS1150 Tape Technology.
IBM’s new tape drive offers revolutionary enhancements in capacity and performance and will change the way the world stores data. On October 8th, 2014 Spectra Logic announced the integration of the IBM TS1150 into three of its enterprise libraries: the Spectra T380, the T950 and the T-Finity. With this announcement we at Spectra now have the bragging rights to the largest modular library available in terms of both density and capacity, the Spectra T-Finity. This is the second time in five years that Spectra Logic has introduced the world’s largest tape library, following the initial release of the T-Finity in 2009. Today, customers can purchase a T-Finity with TS1150 Tape Technology and media to achieve 380 PB in a 40-frame library; or more than 3 EB in an eight-library complex.
With data growth of approximately 40% a year IT storage administrators are always looking for new storage solutions that offer exceptional reliability, high capacity and robust performance in a cost effective package. Storage solutions such as a Spectra tape library with integrated TS1150 Tape Technology provides customers with easy, rapid access to their data, the ability to maintain data governance and regulatory compliance and a scalable solution to manage exponential data growth.
The TS1150 Tape Technology is the fifth generation of IBM’s high performance, high capacity enterprise-class tape drive. With an industry leading 10 TB native cartridge capacity and an uncompressed throughput of 360 MB/sec, the TS1150 Tape Technology offers a 150 percent increase in capacity and a 45 percent increase in data rate over the previous generation TS1140 Tape Technology. This extraordinary increase in capacity and performance from generation to generation is typical for this technology and similar gains are expected with the next iteration of IBM’s enterprise-class tape drive. Combined with the scalability of Spectra tape libraries customers’ investment protection is solidified.
For more information about Spectra Logic’s TS1150 solution, including a white paper, video, brochure and more, visit http://spectralogic.com/TS1150, or contact us at 1-800-833-1132.