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Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System

Near-line object storage

The Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System solves the problem of costly and complex approaches to digital preservation by combining multiple standard interfaces and storage targets into a simple and affordable solution designed for diverse workflows. BlackPearl incorporates feature-rich software within the ultimate purpose-built hardware platform to modernize content storage. It’s a self-managing, cloud-enabled object storage platform that provides organizations with the openness, scalability, efficiency and control they demand to easily grow and adapt to changing business models. BlackPearl tightly integrates with industry-leading asset management applications to simplify workflows, seamlessly managing large volumes of content. The solution unlocks multiple storage targets including online disk, nearline disk, deep storage tape, and even public cloud. Through BlackPearl’s advanced data policy management software, data can be stored on any storage target and policies can be applied to determine how many copies will be made on each storage target and how long the data will reside there.

Data can be archived to Spectra Logic storage targets via several different paths or workflows. Manual file movement is employed when the user can identify the files to be moved themselves. Advanced scanning software can search a file system and identify files to be archived based on date, project or other criteria. Fully automated archiving software can continuously scan and archive inactive files while still allowing users to access the files as they always have. And applications intended for other specific tasks, such as video asset management software, can allow users to archive directly to Spectra storage without leaving the application.

Spectra Logic partners or customers can also utilize Spectra Logic designed clients or build a Spectra S3 application. With BlackPearl’s product family, organizations will find the perfect fit for their unique workflow.

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