Monday, August 17, 2015

Spectra Logic Introduces Shingled Magnetic Recording

Spectra Logic introduced a new Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)-based NAS disk platform designed to provide high-density bulk storage for reliable, high-capacity digital preservation.

SMR technology is described as the lowest cost spinning media currently available with costs as low as 9 cents per gigabyte raw.

Verde DPE (Digital Preservation Enterprise) utilizes the newest SMR disk technology and is optimized by Spectra Logic’s unique ZFS implementation, which provides data integrity with RAID Z3 triple parity, automatic rebuild to global spare drives, continuous data checksum, and asynchronous replication. The system is expandable to 7.4 PB raw in a single rack – 2.5 more dense than most other systems on the market.

“Verde DPE combines our 35 years of deep storage expertise with the latest in disk technology providing the most affordable way to preserve digital assets forever,” said Spectra Logic Chief Executive Officer, Nathan C. Thompson. “We will always provide our customers with best-in-class solutions and superior customer support for total confidence in the safety of their data.”

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