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While other products may alert storage administrators to problems with tapes after they occur, Spectra Logic’s Media Lifecycle Management tool proactively monitors tape health over the lifetime of the media, recommending changes as needed to prevent problems. Fewer media issues means fewer backup failures. A win-win for storage administrators.

Heidi Biggar, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Spectra Logic’s Media Lifecycle Management (MLM) helps ensure your data will be accessible when you need it by improving tape reliability. MLM promotes pain-free tape storage and gives you the freedom to truly maximize your storage investments and save IT costs.

Reduce or Remove: The most common causes of media-related failures

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Spectra Logic advances tape media administration by providing you with a tool that gives you important information to keep your tapes and data protected. Available only in Spectra Logic’s Tape Series libraries, Media Lifecycle Management records about 40 health related data points every time a tape is loaded, giving you vital statistical and diagnostic information that helps you proactively manage your tape media. By utilizing our Certified Media and BlueScale software together, you can manage, track, and report all facets of tape usage from creation to retirement—all consolidated within the same application you use to manage your library.

From Start to Finish: Giving you proper tape administration tools

Spectra’s MLM reduces tape-related errors, eliminating unscheduled downtime due to media problems and increasing the reliability of your backup, archive and deep storage operations.

Spectra’s BlueScale® management unlocks the potential of Media Lifecycle Management. Through BlueScale, users can review every tape in their library and look at a brief summary of a tape’s health or drill deeper to examine details such as load counts, write errors, encryption status, and more. BlueScale reporting allows easy visibility of tapes with high error rates, even in multiple drives and partitions, allowing for their removal before they cause data corruption.

Streamline the tape management process

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  • Reduce media-related errors
  • Monitor a tape’s health at any point during its lifecycle
  • Leverage user-defined thresholds to protect critical data sets
  • Quickly identify overused and underused media
  • Identify when media should be retired
  • Know when tape has been used in unplanned locations
  • Simplify and improve troubleshooting
  • Track and monitor cleaning media’s history

See tape like never before