Spectra Logic Wins Storage Visions Award

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Spectra Logic was named as the 2014 Storage Visions “Visionary Company in Media and Entertainment Storage” for its introduction of the Deep Simple Storage Service. DS3 is the industry’s first native RESTful interface to robotic tape storage systems. Spectra Logic’s recently introduced BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance was also recognized as a finalist in professional media and entertainment class storage.

In October, we unveiled our vision for a low-cost, massively scalable ‘deep storage’ tier that can store data virtually forever. As part of that vision, we introduced the DS3 interface, which is the cornerstone for delivering deep storage solutions for customers grappling with cost-effective ways to store massive volumes of long term data,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s founder and chief executive officer. “Until now, modern applications using RESTful, object-based architectures could not directly access tape storage. DS3 allows data-intensive organizations to utilize the highest density, most cost-efficient storage for long-term data retention and accessibility.”

RESTful interfaces have gained acceptance as a simpler, easier-to-use interface design, as evidenced by the adoption of REST by mainstream Web 2.0 service providers such as Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook, as well as organizations that use RESTful interfaces as their preference to move data around the cloud. By leveraging RESTful protocols, the DS3 interface enables modern architecture frameworks to easily and efficiently communicate with massively scalable deep storage technologies.

In this video, Molly Rector from Spectra Logic describes the company’s new Deep Storage vision and how its new web interfaces to low cost tape storage will be beneficial to HPC customers.

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