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What's New

  • Support for TS1170 technology Fibre Channel and SAS Drives.
  • LumOS, the next generation of BlueScale Software.

Key Features

High Performance

The Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library is built with high-performance, automated tape technology. The new LumOS Software, available for both existing and new libraries, provides users with a faster, more dynamic software platform and will be the future standard for Spectra Enterprise libraries.

The transporter has been designed with goals of performance and reliability. These are accomplished by reduced cycle time and tape mount time (better performance) as well as increased mean time between failures (better reliability).

With LTO-9  or TS1170 drive technology, at maximum drive configuration, transfer data at rates up to 207.4 TB per hour (466.6 TB per hour compressed).

Time-Based Access Ordering System (TAOS) speeds up overall recall time and reduces wear by intelligently reordering individual recalls for media and drives. Zoning allocates a library territory for each robot to achieve greater performance as the two robots move media freely within the library.

Option of non-isolation service bays are available so that when a robot has a failure, it moves to the far right or left of the library. The other robot takes over any requested move operations.

High Capacity

When data center real estate counts, Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library offers you incredible storage density and one of the smallest footprints through a unique and highly efficient library design built to fit into a standard rack-row layout for additional storage capacity in less floor space.

Using innovative shelves instead of slots and TeraPack containers in place of individual cartridges, the Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library density uses less floor space.

Only buy what you need today and add storage capacity as you need it. Upgrade capacity in intervals of 10 LTO or 9 enterprise tape slots at a time. Tape consolidation through capacity, performance, partitioning, and reporting results in a lower total cost of ownership.

With LTO-9 technology, you can store 2.5 EB of compressed data at the maximum slot configuration, with 50 to 56,400 slots and 1 to 144 drives.

With TS1170 technology, you can store 6.45 EB of compressed data at the maximum slot configuration, with 45 to 42,930 slots and 1 to 144 drives.

Built-in Flexibility

Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Libraries can support both LTO and TS11xx tape technologies in the same library. Users can actively write and restore data from both technologies while having the ability to access and migrate data from legacy Oracle T10000 media.

Empty TeraPacks provide a means to import tape media, already written with data, into a new library for continued use or migration. TeraPacks provide additional storage outside the library.

Thin provisioning helps optimize the available storage in the partitions of a tape library. Administrators can change the size of a partition, without reconfiguring the entire library. It provides virtual storage capacity for simplified administration, reduced downtime, and lowered costs.

Custom decorative panels, enable customers to brand their data centers and the Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library. Customers can graphically customize the panels in nearly any way they would like.

High Reliability

Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library includes a redundant dual robotic infrastructure, that not only provides for a failover solution, but also boosts the working ability. All the parts and pieces have been carefully crafted and integrated for increased reliability.

The library offers a sophisticated suite of standard features, allowing you to actively check data already written to tape. Data integrity verification examines media health before and after data writes, when enabled. Integrated BlueScale Encryption provides automatic data protection.

PreScan checks imported tapes to verify that they can be safely written to. QuickScan checks tapes unidirectionally to provide a fast indicator of written data integrity. FullScan checks for media errors on the entire tape. All features are now available for both LTO and TS11x0 technology.

The library provides a high-level of encryption security to offer strong backup data privacy to deliver confidential information and address compliance quickly. Also, it supports WORM media (using LTO-9, LTO-8, LTO-7, or LTO-6) providing a fail-safe method for permanently storing data records.

By using the Spectra SWARM for Spectra Ethernet to SAS bridge in a Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library, there is now an option for connecting SAS tape drives over an Ethernet interface from a host.

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