Spectra Logic Announces Lustre Archive Campaign Storage Solution

Spectra’s Lustre archive solution, powered by Campaign Storage HSM, offers new architecture for scalable high-performance archive based on industry standard workflows and technologies

Salt Lake City, UT, SC-16, #1401 – November 15, 2016 – Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced a new archive solution for Lustre file systems widely deployed in high-performance computing (HPC), education and government supercomputers, and data centers. The solution, which includes embedded hierarchical storage management (HSM) software by Campaign Storage LLC, works with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway, Intel’s Lustre file system, and an industry-standard policy manager. It offers seamless Lustre Archive functionality with a high-performance archive search and HSM management tool allowing nearly unlimited scalability, performance, monitoring and flexibility.

Key advantages of Spectra’s Lustre Archive Campaign Storage Solution include:

  • Nearly unlimited capacity, scalability and parallel performance
  • Nearly instantaneous archive search and management
  • Advanced levels of monitoring, control, verification and protection
  • Flexibility across multiple sources, targets and file systems

“Spectra’s Campaign Storage solution integrates the best technologies in the industry to provide a seamless archive solution for large parallel file systems in the HPC community,” said Matt Starr, Spectra Logic’s chief technology officer. “By solving the core performance issues present in current archive systems and adding control and monitoring for large parallel data moves, Spectra and its partners have created a revolutionary platform that will transform the entire storage architecture of HPC and big data solutions.”

Spectra Logic unveiled the Lustre integration at SC16, the International Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, where it is exhibiting in booth #1401.

Supporting Quotes

Dr. Peter Braam, CEO of Campaign Storage LLC, and creator of the Lustre file system
“This is an important moment in the evolution of massively scalable storage systems. Multiple open source solutions such as Campaign Storage, ZFS, Lustre and Robinhood have matured and allow paradigm shifting solutions in data management environments, which were previously not possible.”

Jacques Charles, department leader of CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and creator of the Robinhood policy engine
“Robinhood, the leading open source hierarchical storage management (HSM) Policy Manager for Lustre, is penetrating the large Lustre user community with adoption at major high-performance computing sites around the world. Spectra Logic’s new products in this area are a welcome addition for the Lustre HPC community.”

Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader, Los Alamos National Labs
“LANL’s development of campaign storage has shown extreme scalability and we are actively pursuing its technical and workflow implementation for our world leading HPC efforts. We are happy to see the industry embrace this architecture and Spectra Logic’s Lustre archival solution with MarFS and the Spectra BlackPearl object store is a logical next offering using Campaign Storage.”

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