High PrefComputing

The incorporation of Spectra Logic’s active archive solution provides a platform for storage growth. It allows us to keep our primary data online and accessible to users, while also increasing the reliability of our stored data across physical sites.

Allan Williams, Associate Director
NCI
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Your high performance environment continually tests the limits of technology and requires peak performance from all of your equipment—including your storage. Spectra’s deep storage solutions help you push the boundaries of your operational objectives, giving you cost-effective storage that meets all of your performance, growth, and environmental needs.

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Brian Grainger and Matt Starr at SC16, Salt Lake City, UT

Intensely Dense Storage
Based on Spectra’s TeraPack architecture, Spectra tape libraries provide up to 50% improvement in data center floor space utilization. Increase your storage capacity in as little as 9 (TS Tape Technology) or 10 (LTO Technology) increments, the most granular and flexible in the industry. This dramatic, industry-leading storage density not only saves you data center space but also fits collocated and standardized data center designs. Using rack grid-alignment, Spectra tape libraries fit easily into the data center where non-standard equipment footprints cannot be accommodated.

Extremely Scalable
Designed for intelligent expansion to accommodate massive data sets and growth, Spectra tape libraries quickly scale to 1 exabyte in a single library to over 8 exabytes in a TFinity Complex. Spectra tape libraries meet your evolving needs and give you cost-effective storage during every stage of your growth.

Highly Energy Efficient
Save money with intelligent and power-efficient storage. Tape is the most cost-effective media for storing mass quantities of data, and Spectra tape libraries also consume the least amount of power when compared to competing libraries.

Designed for Active Archives
One of the founding members of the Active Archive Alliance, Spectra tape libraries meet all of the necessary requirements for Active Archive environments by providing a unique set of features that help keep your data online and protected. Our library, drive and media health monitoring tools allow you to maintain the highest reliability and promote data integrity by validating the data written to your archive.

Long Term Road Map for Tape Technology
Realize long-term investment protection for your archives with proven tape technologies that have established committed road maps. LTO drive technology has become the leading tape storage medium, dominating the industry with its high reliability, capacity, and affordability. TS1150 Technology delivers the world’s best performance, reliability and availability necessary in 24 x 7 duty cycle environments, giving the economical and long-term data retention that enterprise users require from their tape storage solutions.

S3 Ready
BlackPearl enables users to deploy a tier of deep storage that is cost effective, easy to manage and scalable to Exabytes of data. With BlackPearl’s simple RESTful Spectra S3 interface and embedded tape management software, organizations will confidently store all of their data forever at costs as low as pennies per Gigabyte. By leveraging the Spectra S3 interface, BlackPearl unlocks tape’s true calling. BlackPearl takes user defined buckets, caches the buckets on high speed SSD storage and determines the best method to write it to tape for greatest system performance. To ensure perpetuity and ease of access for your data, the BlackPearl system writes data on tape in the open LTFS format to ensure you will always have access to it.

ArcticBlue leverages BlackPearl’s hybrid storage architecture and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) media, creating the first object storage based disk platform that delivers maximum longevity, efficiency, and cost effectiveness with the performance of online disk. ArcticBlue creates an on premise cloud with an S3 interface to make deep storage more accessible.

Campaign Storage
Spectra’s integration with Campaign Storage has unlocked an affordable, seamless archive for big data and supercomputing workflows where data migrates seamlessly across tiers. The solution is for all HPC systems, from high performance scratch parallel file systems such as Lustre® to all-storage targets supported by BlackPearl, including online disk, nearline disk, tape and even public cloud.

Through Campaign Storage’s integration for Lustre, all data stored on the Lustre file system can be protected, migrated and transparently managed through a single interface. This joint solution allows HPC users to deploy an affordable archive, which also frees up valuable space in the Lustre ecosystem.

Designed for big data and supercomputing, Campaign Storage and BlackPearl provides the best solution for deploying a fully integrated archive.

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Spectra Logic’s Matt Starr at Supercomputing 2014 Tech Talk

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