IBM Spectrum Archive™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, enables 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.
IBM Spectrum Archive editions
Access and manage all data in standalone tape environments as simply as if it were on disk
Enable easy-as-disk access to single or multiple cartridges in a tape library
Improve efficiency and reduce costs for long-term, tiered storage
IBM Redbooks: Spectrum Archive Evaluation