Spectra Logic Delivers ExaScale Storage for ‘Big Data’

Spectra Logic unveiled five new products and advancements that reset the bar in defining exascale storage.

As the computing industry has continually evolved over recent years in moving from petascale to exascale computing, demands on storage platforms have evolved dramatically. Spectra Logic is introducing the world’s highest capacity storage system as well as performance, reliability and data integrity advancements across its complete line of T-Series tape libraries. Spectra’s new exascale storage capabilities are designed to help organizations safely store and manage massive amounts of data, and are leading a paradigm shift in expectations and requirements for Big Data and Cloud storage.

“The ‘Big Data’ trend is driving technology requirements in applications ranging from enterprise data centers to academic supercomputing labs,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. “The next generation of exascale data will require capabilities that not only provide sufficient capacity, but also deliver the speed, reliability, and data integrity features to match the needs of these environments.”

According to IDC, in 2011 the amount of information created and replicated will surpass 1,800 exabytes, growing by a factor of 9 in just five years.1 Data creation in the world today is exponential but disk drive capacity growth is linear. Organizations are seeking exascale storage, which is defined as a storage system that is contiguously accessible and scalable to more than an exabyte of capacity. New data storage strategies built on highly scalable tape-based storage systems are necessary to offer the paradigm shift needed to meet these burgeoning data storage needs.

Spectra Logic’s executives are hosting a free Webinar to cover the details of its new products and enhancements on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 am MDT. Register here.