Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, September 23, 2021

Spectra Rolls Out BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance 

Spectra Logic today announced the BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance that enables a new tier of storage to manage massive amounts of data indefinitely at an extremely low cost. BlackPearl is the first product to support the new DS3 interface (announced by the company earlier this week), which makes it easy for new data center architectures to store large data objects on tape via a simple RESTful interface. Spectra Logic also announced multiple ways data can move into a BlackPearl deep storage tier – a software client written specifically for Hadoop and big data environments, the Spectra Logic Developer Program for end users and ISVs that want to create their own clients, and the ability to export from nTier Verde NAS disk directly to deep storage in the future.

The BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance provides intelligent data management and delivers low cost, ease of use and scalability advantages unmatched in the storage industry. It enables data-intensive, long term storage users, including those in Web 2.0, cloud services, big data, media and entertainment, oil and gas exploration, life sciences, federal and state government, social media and finance, among others, to save time and money by incorporating low cost, high density, scalable tape library-based deep storage into their fast-growth data environments.

The BlackPearl appliance offers a RESTful, object-based interface to deep storage by leveraging the new DS3 interface and acts as an intelligent intermediary between online and deep storage environments. It was designed for very large data sets that scale from hundreds of terabytes up to petabyte or exabyte in scale, and delivers the lowest cost way to store long term retention data, the easiest way to move bulk data into deep storage, and the most scalable long term storage available.

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