FileTek Announces Support for Spectra Logic T-Finity Tape Library

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FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of large-scale storage virtualization, data management, and information governance solutions, today announced StorHouse® support for the recently publicized Spectra T-Finity™ tape library from Spectra Logic, a designer and manufacturer of tape, disk, and encryption libraries that reduce the costs and risks associated with protecting and storing critical enterprise data. The Spectra T-Finity was specifically designed for data intensive environments, which is a FileTek specialty market space. By adding the T-Finity to the StorHouse virtualized storage environment, FileTek now supports all Spectra® T-Series libraries, which demonstrate proven reliability, scalability, ease of use, data protection, low power consumption, and exemplar user serviceability for meeting the requirements of today's demanding backup and archive applications. StorHouse further automates tape management, eliminates time-to-data issues, and provides unique disk-like access capability to tape. FileTek support of the T-Series libraries means that current and future Spectra Logic customers can deploy StorHouse virtualized storage systems to further revolutionize and optimize the way they manage near-line backup and archive data.

Spectra Logic libraries and StorHouse are proven technologies with global install bases

FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of large-scale storage virtualization, data management, and information governance solutions, today announced StorHouse® support for the recently publicized Spectra T-Finity™ tape library from Spectra Logic, a designer and manufacturer of tape, disk, and encryption libraries that reduce the costs and risks associated with protecting and storing critical enterprise data. The Spectra T-Finity was specifically designed for data intensive environments, which is a FileTek specialty market space.

By adding the T-Finity to the StorHouse virtualized storage environment, FileTek now supports all Spectra® T-Series libraries, which demonstrate proven reliability, scalability, ease of use, data protection, low power consumption, and exemplar user serviceability for meeting the requirements of today's demanding backup and archive applications. StorHouse further automates tape management, eliminates time-to-data issues, and provides unique disk-like access capability to tape. FileTek support of the T-Series libraries means that current and future Spectra Logic customers can deploy StorHouse virtualized storage systems to further revolutionize and optimize the way they manage near-line backup and archive data.

"Spectra Logic libraries and StorHouse are proven technologies with global install bases," remarked Mr. Jon Hiles, senior product manager for the T-Finity product line at Spectra Logic. "Together, they offer a highly scalable, reliable, accessible solution that provides an easier and more cost-effective way for organizations to manage their ever-increasing online data availability requirements. By adding Spectra Logic libraries to the list of supported devices in the StorHouse tiered storage pool, FileTek continues to demonstrate and confirm the inherent value of tape in a virtualized, heterogeneous storage environment. I look forward to the exciting promise of seeing more Spectra Logic libraries in StorHouse customer installations worldwide."

"As data progresses through the information life cycle, its business value and access requirements change over time," commented Chuck Whinney, general manager for StorHouse at FileTek. "Therefore, to achieve an appropriate cost/performance model for enterprise storage, information should ideally be migrated across various storage technologies to consistently and properly align the cost of storage with the varying value and access requirements of data. To that end, best-of-breed tape solutions such as Spectra Logic are an important component of our StorHouse tiered storage model. Together, StorHouse and Spectra Logic provide a measurable return on investment, comprehensive tape management features, and a state-of-the-art preservation strategy for enterprise data."

About StorHouse:
StorHouse is a unique, hardware agnostic, storage virtualization platform for archiving, retrieving, and backing up large volumes of relational and file-based information. The system supports an automatically managed pool of traditional and alternative storage devices, including tape, disk, solid state devices, and most other generally available storage technologies. Enterprises deploy StorHouse as an integral component of an overall enterprise storage infrastructure for information lifecycle management initiatives, digital preservation programs, active archive applications, database extension systems, and native file format backups of terabytes to petabytes of data residing on operational systems.

StorHouse provides many benefits, including protecting and preserving data amidst technological advancements; efficiently managing escalating data volumes in a variety of data formats; and ensuring data integrity, uninterrupted data availability, and access flexibility over time. Because StorHouse uses standard connectivity protocol interface layers such as NFS, NTFS and CIFS, even the largest StorHouse system can appear on a network as a single, unified file share. Users and applications can access the file share through traditional drive letter mapping or a server-oriented file path. StorHouse also provides record-level access using standard database interfaces such as ODBC. It is a full-service system that enables data sharing across the enterprise.

About FileTek:
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management and information governance solutions, enabling organizations, worldwide and across multiple industry segments, to efficiently manage, rapidly access, and effectively govern their ever-growing volume of enterprise data. Since 1984, FileTek has provided comprehensive, award-winning solutions to companies, prestigious educational institutions, scientific and government agencies worldwide. From our patented and innovative StorHouse® high-volume data management solutions to our Trusted Edge® information classification and asset management software, FileTek maintains a steady focus: enhancing and automating information lifecycle management and data preservation processes for all categories and volumes of data.

FileTek is headquartered at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-251-0600. Fax: 301-251-1990. The FileTek international headquarters, FileTek Ltd, is located at One Northumberland Ave., London WC2N 5BW. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 872 5583. Fax: +44 (0) 207 753 2829. The company also has offices across North America.
To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.

About Spectra Logic Corporation:
Spectra Logic defines, designs, and delivers innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation, Spectra Logic challenges expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies. Throughout its 30-year history, the company has delivered high-density, feature-rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.SpectraLogic.com.

©2009 FileTek. All rights reserved. FileTek, StorHouse, and Trusted Edge are U.S. registered trademarks of FileTek, Inc. Spectra T-Finity™ is a registered trademark of Spectra Logic Corporation. Other trademarks presented herein are the property of their respective owners. The following U.S. patents protect StorHouse: 4,864,572; 5,247,660; 5,727,197; 6,049,804.

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