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What IBM Spectrum Archive can do for your business

IBM Spectrum Archive™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, gives you direct, intuitive and graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries by incorporating the Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) format standard for reading, writing and exchanging descriptive metadata on formatted tape cartridges. Spectrum Archive eliminates the need for additional tape management and software to access data. Spectrum Archive offers three software solutions for managing your digital files with the LTFS format: Single Drive Edition, Library Edition and Enterprise Edition.


Efficiency for your tape automation infrastructure

Access and manage files on tape as easily as if they were on hard disk, drag and drop files to and from tape without requiring device-specific software and share file data across platforms.

Fast access to data

Display directories and files without the need for proprietary backup software.

Simple file portability

Easily exchange tapes between different operating systems and software.

Lower costs

Reduce the storage expense for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk.

Gain high availability

Expand capacity without impacting data availability.

Optimize tape resources

Reduce restore times and enable optimal utilization of tape resources.

Key Features

  • Graphical user interface
  • IBM Spectrum Scale and ESS integration
  • Tiering storage for data lakes
  • Policy-based migration
  • Flexible data sharing
  • Easy data access
  • Data storage efficiencies
  • Application interface utilization
  • LTFS format
  • Simple access
  • Easy data access
  • Improve efficiency