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MSP Channel Insights: Spectra Logic and Geyser Data partner

5/14/24, 7:00 PM

Strategic partnership delivers easy-to-consume, highly cost-effective tape-based solution to archive data at scale without the need for special skills, large capital investments or on-premises infrastructure.

Spectra Logic and Geyser Data, an innovative provider of sustainable cloud archive solutions, have formed a strategic partnership to jointly create and deliver the industry’s first tape- as-a-service (TaaS) offering. TaaS is a modern data storage category that utilizes magnetic tape technology in a cloud-based, as-a-service model, combining the benefits of traditional tape storage, such as high durability and low cost, with the convenience and flexibility of cloud services.

The newly minted offering, to be known as Tape Archive Platform As-a-Service (TAPAS), will leverage the Spectra CubeTM cloud-optimized tape library, Spectra Certified LTO-9 media and Spectra BlackPearl® S3- compatible object storage to create an object-based tape infrastructure that is fully compatible with any Amazon S3 or S3 Glacier application.

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