Spectra Logic transforms the entire product portfolio with attack-hardened data management and storage solutions that unify and secure data across multiple clouds, multiple sites, and on-premises
Spectra Launches Vail, Distributed Multi-Cloud Software That Unites Data to Enable On-Premises Applications and Cloud Services, Wherever Data Is Created or Stored
BOULDER, Colorado, October 20, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Spectral logic, a global leader in data management and storage solutions, today announced the transformation and expansion of its entire product portfolio with Attack Hardenedâ¢ and multi-cloud solutions. The introduction of Spectra’s veilÂ® is a critical addition to Spectra’s new data storage and management ecosystem. Vail is distributed multi-cloud software designed to provide universal access and placement of data to multi-site and multi-cloud storage, enabling transparent hybrid and multi-cloud workflows.
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Spectra Vail Sphere (Graphic: Business Wire)
The new portfolio also includes the expansion of Spectra Black PearlÂ® Versatile hybrid storage platform, which has provided NAS and S3 capacity on tape for over 10 years, and now includes a native S3 interface providing S3-compliant local on-premises object storage using the same architecture of economic scaling. BlackPearl S3 enables two-way data synchronization between public cloud and on-premises storage. BlackPearl helps protect data against external and internal threats with new, enhanced capabilities against attacks such as triggered snapshots, multi-factor authentication, encryption, and virtual space for ransomware mitigation.
In addition, Spectra Logic has strengthened its entire range of solutions, including its popular StoreCycleÂ® Storage lifecycle management software and its enterprise-class family of software tape library solutions, against the impact of ransomware and other cyber threats with the addition of innovative patent-pending attack protection features that help protect customers from cyber attacks and provide them with improved business continuity through rapid recovery of clean data after an attack.
âOur 40 years of successful experience has led us to develop a new generation of data management and storage solutions for multi-cloud environments so that customers can take full advantage of the best aspects of on-premises applications and multiple cloud services. with one easy-to-use interface, âsaid Nathan Thompson, CEO of Spectra Logic. “And with the increase in global ransomware attacks, as well as Spectra’s success in defeating a malicious attack, we have added a host of enhanced anti-attack features to our entire suite of solutions to improve ransomware resiliency. for our customers. “
Spectra’s new data management and storage portfolio includes:
Vail – Distributed Multi-Cloud Data Management – Any User, Any Data, Any Site, Any Cloud
Hybrid cloud environments put a strain on IT professionals who must manage and secure data in multiple clouds and on local storage at multiple locations. Spectra’s new distributed multi-cloud software, Vail, centralizes data management across on-premises and multi-cloud architectures, enabling dynamic data access, placement and storage on demand with a single global namespace.
âToday, 92% of IT organizations take advantage of some public cloud services, but most continue to maintain on-premises data centers for cost and data security reasons, to name a few- unes, âsaid Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, ESG Sector. âThis hybrid cloud architecture is often difficult to manage and protect without a solution like Spectra’s Vail software, which can unify and protect an organization’s data no matter where the data resides, whether in the cloud, multi-clouds or on-premises. at multiple sites, all over the world. “
Vail’s easy-to-use interface offers effortless policy-based data orchestration that presents all data stored anywhere as a single storage pool, streamlining workflows and lowering overall costs for organizations that want to leverage the power of the cloud without the high exit costs. With Vail, no matter where data is created or stored – whether in a public cloud, on-premises, hybrid or multi-cloud setup, because all files appear in their native format and are easily accessible and securely protected. . Covered by several issued and pending patents, Vail provides:
A single namespace for objects that can be in multiple locations on different types of storage
Multidirectional synchronization of data on cloud (s) and on-premises
Serverless cloud-based management and configurable rules engine to manage data across multiple clouds and on-premises with full consistency
Ability to migrate to cloud or switch between clouds to use the best particular cloud services without cloud provider lockdown
Optimize output for the lowest cost and fastest data accessibility, regardless of the physical location of the data
A secure central repository for long-term data preservation and disaster recovery
Onsite Glacier * storage using automated tape libraries
BlackPearl – Affordable, Versatile and Scalable Backbone of Any Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Spectra’s BlackPearl platform is a versatile hybrid storage ecosystem that scales easily and affordably as object and file volumes increase, adapts to changing operational requirements, and enables easy synchronization of data. data between on-premises storage and the cloud. BlackPearl offers its customers flexible storage that provides multiple types of media (cloud, disk, flash and tape). BlackPearl provides:
Scalable NAS and S3 storage combined over 20PB in a single 42U rack with a combination of disk and flash for high performance
Support for native S3 protocols with patented BlackPearl S3 technology
Support for existing Spectra DS3 applications
Seamless support for on-site Glacier storage, including spin-down object storage disk and automated tape connectivity
Replication to offsite storage and public cloud for disaster recovery
Two-way data synchronization for automatic replication between on-premises storage and the cloud
StorCycle – Free up primary storage and migrate data to the right tier of storage
StoreCycle Storage lifecycle management software helps organizations understand their data and migrate that data to the right level of storage for cost-effective data access and retention, as well as optionally encrypting the data to provide security reinforced against attacks. The latest version of StorCycle (3.6) provides:
Ransomware snapshots: Integrates directly with Spectra’s BlackPearl snapshot feature. When enabled, StorCycle launches snapshots of BlackPearl volumes at the end of migration jobs and optionally maintains the immutable read-only status of the volumes, providing enhanced protection against network intrusions, such as ransomware attacks, by reducing accessible attack vectors.
BlackPearl Bucket Adoption: Allows users to configure an existing BlackPearl object storage system as a vault and automatically adopt the bucket contents into the StorCycle database. The objects remain in the compartment, but are available for StorCycle restores. Adopting the bucket allows existing BlackPearl customers to integrate StorCycle into their workflows for easy access to object or tape archives.
SpectersÂ® Stack Tape Library – Simple, Scalable, Affordable Tape Storage
Spectra Stack Tape Library is designed to be easily installed, expanded and managed, starting with a 6U library with 1-6 LTO tape drives and 10-80 LTO tape slots. The tape library is scalable from 10 to 560 tape slots and from 1 to 42 tape drives. The Spectra Stack Tape Library provides:
New enhanced features against attacks that include a cold partition that locks tapes so they cannot be overwritten or loaded into a drive if ransomware takes control of the tape library itself
Traditional air gap protection as data can be stored on tape and away from the network
Now shipped with LTO-9 drives and media
Vail and BlackPearl Platform enhancements will be available in November 2021. StorCycle 3.6 will be available in October 2021. Spectra Stack enhancements are currently available. Spectra’s full line of tape libraries will adopt enhanced functionality against attacks in early 2022.
âSpectra’s Vail solution raises the bar with the introduction of a new way to adopt and manage data silos no matter where they are, whether on-premise or in the cloud, delivering a unified access to dispersed data, âsaid Philippe Nicolas, analyst at Coldago Research. “It’s a perfect illustration of U3–Universal, unified and ubiquitous – a concept which stimulates the development of exciting new products on the market. “
* Amazon glacierÂ® is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.
About Spectra Logic
Spectral logic develops a full range of Attack Hardenedâ¢ data management and storage solutions for a multi-cloud world. Dedicated solely to innovation in data storage for over 40 years, Spectra Logic helps organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and protect and preserve their data with a broad portfolio of solutions that allow them to manage, migrate, store and preserve corporate data for the long term, along with features to make it resilient to ransomware, whether on-premises, in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, or in all locations at once. To learn more, visit www.spectralogic.com.
Spectra and Spectra Logic are registered trademarks of Spectra Logic Corporation. Amazon glacierÂ® is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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