Tag: Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic. Well beyond tapes

A few days ago I attended Spectrasummit, the annual event that Spectra Logic organizes for analysts, journalists and bloggers. It’s my third year in a row at this event and I have to say that it has always been worthwhile. A (different) tape company Tape vendors are very few in number now: Oracle (StorageTek), IBM and Spectra Logic (anyone else?). The market is quite static and the only thing that actually happens each other year is a new tape generation (just more space and throughput)… and that’s it. Spectra does have some interesting products though, like the Tfinity which...

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The next tape

And I’m not talking about a new tape standard, a new drive or a new library either! I’m talking about technology and software to make tapes more usable in this computing era. As I wrote in one of my recent posts, today the biggest problem with tape is that it is a sequential media in a world of random requests… but it sounds like Spectra Logic is working to change that! Tapes and object storage Two days ago, during the Spectra Summit in Denver (CO), Spectra Logic announced the new DS3 (Deep Simple Storage Service) and, as the name...

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