Tape without Pain
Have you looked at tape lately?
If you haven't, you should look again. Did you know that 70% of companies currently use a combination of tape and disk for interim backup, and 58% of companies that only use disk for backup are planning to add tape for interim storage?*Why are companies coming back to tape? It is now:
Fast—and faster than disk, as a matter of fact. Tape can help you achieve faster backup windows:
- 240MB/second compressed transfer rate per drive
Spectra libraries scale to 120 drives.That's 28,800MB/sec (28.8GB/sec) in a single system—and much faster than any disk array on the market.
Far more reliable than it was a decade ago. Tape's durability has vastly improved and now leverages built-in intelligence systems.
LTO technological advances have improved tape reliability by more than 700% over the tape technology that was available a decade ago. Tape libraries now have the intelligence to proactively alert the user if media or hardware issues are developing. Gone are the days of not knowing if a tape has been used beyond any manufacturer thresholds, if there has been environmental damage to media, if failures are drive or media related, or if data is on the tape media.
- The most affordable storage medium available. From its low acquisition cost to growth capability and high energy-efficiency, tape gives you the most bang for your buck.
At Spectra Logic, we understand tape's inherent value in the data center and work to make tape better for you. We have dedicated ourselves to innovating tape automation by addressing the ongoing issues that face the entire tape environment. We've developed a set of enhanced processes with innovative management tools that lead you through a better backup and archive experience. Only Spectra can help you realize tape's full potential.
How can you achieve Tape Without Pain?
Proactively managing your environment so you are never caught by surprise.
Identify ailing and faulty media before they put your data at risk. Media Lifecycle Management monitors your media to significantly reduce the most common causes of media-related failures.
Prevent unexpected hardware failures through constant library monitoring. Hardware Lifecycle Management tells you when and where to investigate before a failure notification does.
Lost tapes can lead to unpleasant surprises today, tomorrow, or five years down the road. Before a tape leaves your library, secure your data with our FREE AES 256-bit BlueScale™ Encryption.
Optimizing data protection through a blended tape and disk solution.
As the long-term storage option, tape allows disk to do what it does best: efficient, short-term backup. Our tape seamlessly integrates with disk to give you all-inclusive data protection solutions that are reliable, fast, and affordable.
Disk and tape are perfect complements –and even better as Spectra Blended Storage We have taken our expertise in tape and our in-depth understanding of disk to provide complete solutions that simplify the complex process of data backup and archive.
Curbing obsolescence with technology that withstands the test of time.
To address the ramifications of storage growth and evolving requirements, we've developed innovative solutions that guarantee investment protection and maximize your Total Cost of Ownership.
Our libraries store up to five times more data than competing libraries and minimize your storage footprint in your valuable datacenter floor space. Our power-efficient design and tape's minimal energy requirements also help keep your data center's utility costs in-check.
We understand that replacing your library is the last thing you want to do. We engineer our solutions to evolve and grow as your needs change. TranScale is the only library architecture that guarantees your hardware investment with a seamless hardware growth path and we are committed to your media investment by supporting future releases of the industry-leading LTO technology roadmap.
SpectraGuard: Support Without Pain
Our approach to support:
Anytime: We're always on standby. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.
Anywhere: Worldwide support access no matter your location. We also remotely access your library and do the troubleshooting for you. In the event of a disaster, we'll ship you a library free of charge to help you get back on your feet.
Anyway: We're always there for you, but sometimes you may need to do it yourself. Store select library components directly at your site, and install and replace them when necessary. SpectraGuard provides users with more comprehensive support options than any other secondary storage vendor today.
*Mesabi Group, Infostor Magazine, "Sense and Sensibility About Tape and Disk," December 2008
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