Spectra Logic Tape Library Highlighted in Taneja Group Study

Spectra Logic announced the availability of a new market research study conducted and published by the Taneja Group that illustrates Spectra as an excellent tape library choice for both active archive of file data and traditional backup uses.  According to the report, long-term tape library users who switched to Spectra tape libraries are able to better control energy and overall operating costs; reduce liability risk; meet legal compliance regulations; and manage their fast-paced data growth, while enjoying exceptional, comprehensive customer service and support

“Spectra Logic has a very strong and loyal customer base due to the quality and responsiveness of its support department, superior product engineering, product design and self-serviceability, and its open ear to customer needs and feedback,” said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst, the Taneja Group. “Based on this primary research, we believe that Spectra has earned its position as one of the leading providers of tape solutions and should be included on every IT buyer’s short list.”

The Taneja Group’s Field Study Report is based on in-depth telephone interviews with Spectra Logic customers in healthcare, HPC, financial, IT services, and engineering industries. The interview participants represent organizations of all sizes from multiple countries worldwide, including the United States, Australia, and Canada. The participants use Spectra T-Series libraries of various sizes, from the Spectra T50e to the enterprise-class T-Finity, to meet their wide range of file archiving, data backup and disaster recovery requirements.

Taneja analysts polled the tape library users about their roles, responsibilities, budget, evaluation method, purchasing process, business requirements, and challenges. The study validated the compelling economics that tape enjoys over disk for long-term data retention, energy consumption, data center space, and high availability. For example, one customer at a financial services firm pointed out that with each new LTO generation, tape capacity roughly doubles in the same footprint, which drives down operating costs per GB and makes their archiving use case even more economical. In addition to its economic advantages, study participants reported that they also prefer tape for its density, reliability, and durability benefits, particularly when it is used for long-term data retention. A Spectra Logic customer at a large computing facility revealed that his organization chose to archive files on tape instead of disk because tape offered more cost-effective scalability and greater durability.

“The Taneja report reveals what matters most to customers: a supportive sales process, excellent product capabilities and superior support,” said Brian Grainger, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Spectra Logic. “This study highlights why these customers and many more throughout the world choose Spectra Logic tape libraries over competitive offerings from Quantum, Oracle and others.”