OpenStorage AG distributor of Spectra Logic storage products presents Spectra Logic Spectra® Stack Tape Library

OpenStorage AG distributor of Spectra Logic storage products presents Spectra Logic Spectra® Stack Tape Library
(PresseBox) ( Mainz-Kastel, )
Designed to meet the demanding backup, archive and data protection requirements of today’s midsize to large organizations, the Spectra Stack Tape Library, a highly scalable, modular and affordable tape library, enables users to start with a single tape drive and 10 tape slots, and grow the system incrementally as their data needs increase. The modern tape library delivers maximum flexibility, capacity and performance in a single standard 19-inch rack. 

IT professionals can start with as few as 10 LTO tapes and a single LTO tape drive in a 6U module, and over time expand the library -- module by module – up to 560 LTO tapes and 42 LTO tape drives per rack. Self-installable and fully customer upgradable in less than 30 minutes, each module holds up to 80 LTO tapes and up to six LTO half-height tape drives (up to 3 LTO full-height drives). By allowing users to expand capacity in small increments, as few as 10 tape slots at a time, Spectra Stack offers the most flexible growth plan available in today’s storage market. Both scalable and economical, a seven-module Spectra Stack, when fully populated with LTO-8 drives and media, can store up to 6.7PB (16.75 PB compressed*) and transfer data at up to 45TB/hr. (105 TB/hr. compressed*), all in a single standard rack.  When LTO-9 is available, the Spectra Stack will store up to 25PB (compressed) in a single standard rack. 

The Spectra Stack offers superior flexibility on many levels, supporting both full-height and half-height tape drives; multiple generations of LTO tape drives and media -- and the ability to use new LTO tape technology or integrate existing LTO tape drives and media into the library for unrivaled investment protection.

Easy to use and manage, the tape library provides a feature set similar to the rest of the Spectra tape library family, including an intuitive color touchscreen, remote web interface, ability to create Shared Library Services (SLS) partitions (up to 20), built-in diagnostics, media lifecycle management, encryption, and encryption key management.

Certified with all major ISV packages for the data center, Spectra Stack also seamlessly integrates with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, an object storage gateway, that allows users to easily create an object storage ecosystem with tape, archive disk and online disk -- all managed by BlackPearl. Spectra Stack is the perfect offload for Tier 1 storage as well as being a backup or offload for cloud environments. And the LTFS tape format ensures that data is easily interchangeable with other systems — eliminating vendor lock in.

In addition, Spectra Stack provides protection from ransomware attacks through something called an “Air Gap,” meaning that data stored on tape media that is electronically disconnected from the network cannot be hacked.

Spectra tape library customers are eligible for the MigrationPassSM program, which helps users consolidate other storage tape library applications, drives and tape cartridges into the Spectra Stack by leveraging SLS, providing greater density, efficiencies and cost savings. In addition to Spectra’s exclusive Assisted Self Maintenance (ASM) option, Spectra Stack is covered by SpectraGuard® Support, which reduces downtime and helps users avoid costly disruptions to their operations.

“Spectra Logic continues to lead the industry in innovation for tape and these advancements showcase how they consistently address storage market needs,” said Fred Moore, President, Horison Information Strategies. “From products that address the affordability and scalability requirements of entry to midsize customers, to enhancements to their powerful enterprise tape library line that address flexibility and high capacity, Spectra demonstrates why they have been around for over 40 years.”

 “Today’s IT experts have told us that their tape libraries must be easy to use, economical and extremely scalable, given the amount of information their organizations accumulate on a year-to-year basis,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra’s chief executive officer. “The Spectra Stack Tape Library is an answer to those requirements, and provides organizations with one of the industry’s most scalable and feature-rich data storage solution sets.”

*compression ratio is 2.5:1

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic develops a full range of data storage and data management solutions that help customers store, manage, preserve and use vast amounts of data to advance their strategic missions and increase value for their organizations. Dedicated solely to data storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic empowers organizations worldwide to harness the power of their data with scalable and modern solutions to accelerate breakthroughs and success in the market. To learn more, visit


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