Spectra TFinity Tape Library Named ‘Green Product of The Year’ at the Storage Awards

The Storries VII Salutes Spectra Logic’s Highest Capacity Tape Library for its Leading Power Efficiency

BOULDER, Colo.—July 1, 2010—Spectra Logic, celebrating 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today thatthe Spectra® TFinity tape library has won the “Green Product of the Year” award at the 2010 Storage Awards  (Storries VII), held in London. The Spectra TFinity tape library is now recognized as the industry leader in power efficiency per stored TB of capacity.  With a typical power usage of 0.873 kilowatts per hour with heat dissipation at 1.19 BTU/h/TB, the Spectra TFinity significantly saves versus the closest competitors, which use two to six times more energy per unit of data stored. 

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“The high performance computing (HPC), federal, media and entertainment and general IT sectors are all experiencing fast-paced data growth,” said Molly Rector, vice president of marketing and product management, Spectra Logic. “Large enterprise customers want storage solutions that ensure data integrity and availability while maximizing the storage available with limited IT budget. The Spectra TFinity enables users to easily manage vast data sets while performing automated ongoing data integrity validation and the ability to efficiently power and cool their enterprise tape storage.”

In addition to its leading power efficiency, Spectra’s TFinity tape library offers  industry’s leading scalability, at 180PB native capacity with LTO-5 drives and media, and provides 24-218 percent more storage density than its competitors.  Earlier this year, Spectra TFinity also earned the Storage Visions “Product of the Year” award in January 2010 and"Product of the Year" in the DICE Data Intensive Impact Awards in April 2010.

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About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                                                                                                      
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Throughout our 30-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.

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