BOULDER, CO — Spectra Logic (www.spectralogic.com) has added a new, mid-tier, enterprise-grade data storage offering to its BlackPearl family. The Spectra BlackPearl Network Attached Storage solution is a NAS-based disk platform that can provide an affordable storage location for offloading inactive tier one data, landing ingested media, or backup storage.
BlackPearl NAS scales from 48TB to 7.1PB per unit, includes all the enterprise-grade features of Spectra’s NAS product lines, and is easily upgradeable to a full BlackPearl Converged Storage System with seamless access to multiple local and remote storage targets including tape, disk and cloud options. The simple BlackPearl upgrade path provides investment protection for companies facing the challenges of changing regulations, cloud initiatives and corporate mandates.
BlackPearl NAS users can TranScale to a BlackPearl Converged Storage System, unlocking multiple storage targets. BlackPearl NAS appears to the network like any other readily mountable NAS solution. With TranScale, BlackPearl also connects to nearly unlimited tape and archive disk locally, and offers replication to alternate private or public cloud sites for redundancy and disaster recovery. The TranScale upgrade path is a Spectra Logic exclusive option which has been offered in its tape library family since 2007.
A Spectra BlackPearl NAS ships with a starting list price of $14,200. It can scale up to 7.1PB in a single rack.
“BlackPearl NAS is the ideal solution for a number of workflows because it simplifies data storage processes and future-proofs the initial NAS storage investment,” says Matt Starr, CTO of Spectra Logic. “BlackPearl NAS is unique due to its ‘Object Storage Out’ capability. Customers can implement a simple, reliable, affordable NAS solution today and upgrade to a fully converged storage system with a number of configuration options.”