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DCIG Buyer's Guide

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DCIG views tape as being a viable storage medium for the foreseeable future. To help enterprises better identify and choose the right tape library for their environment, DCIG produced the 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide, which ranks and scores over 140 features on more than 60 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers.

The Spectra Logic T-Finity and T950 both merit attention in their respective categories as they offer the best mix of next generation tape library features while being firmly grounded and able to deliver on historical tape library requirements.

—DCIG

Why did T950 and T-Finity come out on top?

DCIG ranks and scores each library based upon hardware, software, support and third party software compatibility. The Spectra T950 and T-Finity models achieved the "Best-in-Class" rankings in their respective categories (single and dual robotics) due to their comprehensive support for both traditional and the latest and greatest features that users need tape libraries to offer today. The Spectra Logic T950 and T-Finity both merit attention in their respective categories as they offer the best mix of next generation tape library features while being firmly grounded and able to deliver on historical tape library requirements.

In addition to supporting all major backup software offerings, T-Finity was one of the few tape libraries that scaled to petabytes of data, included redundant robotics and an Active-Active controller configuration and offered comprehensive software for managing media. This combination of features and hardware helped push it to the top of the stack.

Why do users prefer T950 and T-Finity for Big Data?

Scalability and Density
Spectra's modern architecture provides the industry's smallest footprint and allows for agile and intelligent scaling to Exabytes of storage.

Powerful Library Management Our BlueScale® Management interface offers a robust feature set that gives you an unparalleled library administration experience.

World-Class Service and Support
Our SpectraGuard® service and support expertise comes from over 30 years of solving problems over the entire storage environment—not just hardware. From open to close, we are committed to resolving any issue.

Energy Efficiency
Couple tape's extremely low power consumption with our innovative design, the result is the most cost-effective Big Data tape storage available today.

Read the complete 2012 DCIG Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide