Key features of IBM Spectrum Archive

Graphical user interface

Reduce complexity with an icon-based view of the data on tape, using the operating system file manager.

IBM Spectrum Scale and ESS integration

Gain scalable, enterprise-class management and faster I/O and transactional performance with IBM Spectrum Scale and ESS integration.

Tiering storage for data lakes

Create operational storage tiers to reduce storage expense for data that does not need the access performance of primary storage.

Policy-based migration

Expand archive capacity without impacting data availability.

Flexible data sharing

Access file data from any operating system so you can easily share data across platforms.

Easy data access

Access data without a database, without the need for proprietary software. You can also access data any time, anywhere from a single Global Namespace.

Data storage efficiencies

Change the economics of storage with a layer of intelligent software that creates an efficient data footprint that dynamically stores all data at the optimal cost, helping maximize performance and ensuring security.

Application interface utilization

Utilize a basic read and write interface to the tape cartridge for applications without any additional operating system enhancements such as plug-ins or service packs.

LTFS format

Eliminate the need for an external database for access to files or creation of files. The LTFS format enables the exchange of files more easily between users working in different operating systems, using different software and in different locations.

Access and manage all data in standalone tape environments as simply as if it were on disk with IBM Spectrum Archive single drive edition.

Enable easy-as-disk access to single or multiple cartridges in a tape library with IBM Spectrum Archive library edition.

Improve efficiency and reduce costs for long-term, tiered storage with IBM Spectrum Archive enterprise edition.

How customers use it

NAS cloud storage

IBM Spectrum Archive EE with IBM Spectrum Scale allows automatic tiering of data to the lowest cost media for long term storage - tape.

Large file storage

IBM Spectrum Archive with IBM Spectrum Scale and tape can reduce the size and cost of storage while maintaining easy access to files.

Large scale data exchange

IBM Spectrum Archive, IBM Spectrum Scale and tape build a less expensive infrastructure. Maintains access to data from anywhere at any time.