Articles about spectralogic

Golabki

Detox from your weekend kebabs with a healthy storage golubtsy

Comment Did you overdo it with the bacon and buttered toast at the weekend? Never mind, who among us can resist cooked cabbage leaves wrapped round nutritious meaty storage fillings? Get your knife, fork, spoon and napkin ready and load up your plate with what we have in store. Rubrik NBA basketball champ Kevin Durant has joined …
Chris Mellor, 4 Sep 2017
Tape over mouth, image via Shutterstock

Tape lives! The tape archive bit bucket is becoming bottomless

Library vendor SpectraLogic is preparing for upcoming 12TB LTO-8 format tape drives with a pre-purchase programme and a 190-plus TB cartridge on the way. LTO-8 doubles capacity and increases throughput by 42 per cent over the current LTO-7 format generation. It will support LTFS, WORM and AES 256-bit encryption and has a 1019 …
Chris Mellor, 6 Jul 2017

IBM will soon become sole gatekeepers to the realm of tape – report

Spectra Logic's Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017 report predicts IBM will emerge as the sole tape drive manufacturer. The 24-page report is available for download (PDF) with no registration. This is Spectra Logic's second such annual report. It reviews the rise of flash and its effect on disk, tape and optical storage media …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jun 2017
TFinity_ExaScale

HPE getting long-term archives taped

Fancy that – flash-loving HPE is getting into big tape boxes. It's extending its high-end tape portfolio by reselling SpectraLogic tape libraries. The Spectra products involved are the T950 and TFinity ExaScale Edition, one of, if not the largest tape libraries in the industry. We're told this will drive down long-term storage …
Chris Mellor, 29 Nov 2016

SpectraLogic SLACSS off to speed HPC archiving

SpectraLogic is cementing its BlackPearl gateway deeper into the Lustre and Ceph user communities with two new integrations. BlackPearl is a SpectraLogic system; it calls it a deep storage gateway, that front-ends disk and tape archiving to target back-end repositories, accepting and retrieving data through its HTTP command …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2016
Noah's Ark

Arkivum's new CEO gets £3m cash boost to play with – now what?

Interview Arkivum has gained £3m funding after appointing a new CEO. The firm is in the AaaS business, archiving as a service. When Guy Yaniv became CEO in June, the previous grand fromage, Jim Cook, became Chief Customer Officer. But he left in October and is now a Project Lead at Genomics England. We asked Arkivum some questions, …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2016
TFinity_ExaScale

SpectraLogic debuts big, bad exabyte-tastic temple of tape

SpectraLogic has announced the largest tape library in the world, the TFinity ExaScale Edition, with an exabyte of capacity in a single footprint storage system using current media technology. It is also the industry’s first tri-mode library, with support for LTO, IBM TS1150 and Oracle T10000 A, B, C and D format tape drives …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2016

Sail on SpectraLogic's BlackPearl, right up into the cloudy glory

SpectraLogic has added replication and a cloud gateway to its BlackPearl disk and tape storage combo. Where large-scale content providers need to store their relatively unstructured content (videos, etc) on a tiered disk and tape system for fast front-end disk access and low-cost long-term back-end tape, then BlackPearl …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2016

Spectra Logic's six-times-faster tape robot

Spectra Logic's High Performance Transporter is a six-times-faster tape cartridge-transfer robot that can drop tape slot-to-drive transfer time from six to 1.5 seconds. When a tape library receives a request to access a file on a stored tape drive, then micro-millisecond data access times of SSDs and disk get forgotten about. …
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 2015
Iron Mountain tape vault

Spectralogic CTO talks up hybrid flash-tape cartridge. Welcome, tape robot overlords

Comment The idea of a hybrid flash tape cartridge was floated by SpectraLogic CTO Matt Starr in a conversation yesterday. He said LTFS was becoming more and more popular but LTFS information on a tape couldn’t be read until the LTO cartridge was in a drive. This takes time as, in a tape library, the robot has to transfer the …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2015

Spectra Logic: You can't, er, stick to tape forever

Spectra Summit Tape vendors are very few in number now: Oracle (StorageTek), IBM and Spectra Logic. The market is quite static and the only thing that actually happens each year is a new tape generation (just more space and throughput) ... and that’s it. Spectra Logic, which held its annual Summit a few days ago, does have some interesting …
Train wreck

LTO-7 has it taped, but when will 'bigger/faster' thinking hit the buffers?

Next year, the seventh-generation LTO tape format will be hitting the market. We are talking about 15TB cartridges. It sounds like an interesting media and it actually is if you need to store huge amounts of cold data. Cost/GB is still the best on the market for cold data, but I think there are other problems to be considered …
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Shingled drives get SpectraLogic archive down to 9 cents/GB

Spectra Verde DPE is a Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)-based NAS disk platform for high-density bulk storage at costs as low as 9 cents/GB raw. Shingled drives have sets of overlapping write tracks with side-by-side narrower read tracks to increase density. The downside is that a whole set of write tracks have to be …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2015

Spectra reveals shiny necklace of BlackPearl partners

SpectraLogic's BlackPearl disk/object gateway-to-tape archives need front-end apps amended or developed to send data, prompting a raft of partnerships announced at NAB in Las Vegas. The company says BlackPearl-enabled apps using its DS3 (S3-based) API have direct access to its archive of media content stored as objects. These …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2015
Black_Pearls

SpectraLogic goes deep, man, with new storage gateway

Spectra Logic now has a deeper Deep Storage Gateway for its BlackPearl object-storing archival tape library set-up. Spectra's BlackPearl was announced in October 2013 and stores files as objects on tape with a BlackPearl caching product front end. Users' buckets (data as objects) are cached on flash and then written to tape …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2015
SpectraLogic TeraPack

Tape vendor sueball match over: SpectraLogic and Overland down rackets

Tape Library vendor SpectraLogic has announced that it has beaten off a patent lawsuit from Overland Storage. Overland had claimed Spectra was infringing its IP. Instead the US Patent Office has ruled the IP had been present in an earlier IBM tape library. The firm said the patent in question is U.S. Patent No. 6,328,766, …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2014
SpectraLogic T-Finity library

SpectraLogic asks US patent office to probe Overland patent

Tape library supplier SpectraLogic has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review one of the patents which lies at the heart of an IP infringement lawsuit it has been battling since 2012. The patent's holder, Overland Storage, is a distressed tape library and scale-out disk array storage vendor …
Team Register, 30 Dec 2013
Google Lenoir datacentre with Oracle tape libraries

The year when Google made TAPE cool again...

Year in Review Tape has pretty much been rescued over the past year by revelations that both Google and Amazon were using tape libraries for data archiving purposes.If these glamorous, bleeding edge online cloud service provider firms used boring old legacy tape then, hey, the stuff must still really be useful. It was a mixed picture though …
Chris Mellor, 29 Dec 2013

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