Spectra Logic Teams with SAN File System Provider Scale Logic

Spectra Logic announced a worldwide relationship with Scale Logic, Inc. to provide broadcast and media customers with HyperFS, a high-performance, cost-effective SAN application platform with tightly integrated HSM-based archival workflow options. The relationship enables Spectra Logic and Scale Logic to meet in the global Media & Entertainment VAR channel with cross-certified products.

“Certification of Scale Logic’s open platform SAN and Archival application suite enables our VAR customers to sell and deploy end-to-end, fully converged solutions that are tightly integrated, automated, simple to manage and offer robust content protection and accessibility,” said Brian Grainger, executive vice president of worldwide sales and sales operations, Spectra Logic. “Data archiving occurs seamlessly in the background, managed by customer-defined data movement policies, while leveraging a high scalability SAN infrastructure to deliver fast, easy access to archived content.”

“Spectra Logic is renowned for its tape libraries, and is a trusted brand for our VAR channel in the global M&E vertical market,” said Bob Herzan, president and CEO, Scale Logic. “This partnership gives our mutual customers a powerful option to deliver a hardware-agnostic SAN solution that can readily leverage Spectra’s robust product line.”

Herzan added, “Scale Logic is well aware that video archiving is a critical objective for broadcasters and media organizations as digital content management requirements exponentially increase. Our integrated HSM application component can address the complete range of Spectra’s offerings from the T50e tape library, which scales to a native capacity of 75TB to Spectra’s enterprise-class T-Finity, which supports a native capacity of 600 petabytes or more than 25 million hours of video content.”

Video archiving is a critical objective for broadcasters and media organizations as digital content management requirements exponentially increase. Spectra’s complete family of T-Series tape libraries –  from the T50e tape library, which scales to a native capacity of 75TB to the enterprise-class T-Finity, which supports a native capacity of 600 petabytes or more than 25 million hours of video content – work seamlessly with Scale Logic’s integrated HSM application to offer archival workflow options.

Spectra T-Series tape libraries offer highly reliable, high-density storage and seamlessly scale from hundreds to millions of hours of archived digital content. With storage capabilities that reach exabyte capacity levels, Spectra’s tape libraries deliver the capabilities broadcast organizations need to safely store and manage massive amounts of content for high-value, high-impact news production. In addition, Spectra libraries offer efficient, comprehensive library management tools and Spectra Certified Media that simplifies management, extends the life of tape media and drives, and ensures data is secure and available when needed.