IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition

Enabling the most-effective storage for managing explosive data growth


IBM Spectrum Archive is a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage software portfolio which is designed to address data storage inefficiencies by changing the economics of storage with a layer of intelligent software. This software creates an efficient ‘data footprint’ that dynamically stores every bit of data at the optimal cost, helping maximise performance and ensuring security.

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition (Spectrum Archive EE) gives organisations an easy way to use cost-effective IBM tape drives and libraries within a tiered storage infrastructure. By using tape libraries instead of disks for Tier 2 and Tier 3 data storage – data that is stored for long-term retention – organisations can improve efficiency and reduce costs related to storing growing amounts of data. Spectrum Archive EE seamlessly integrates with the scalability, manageability and performance of IBM Spectrum Scale, an IBM enterprise file management platform that enables organisations to move beyond simply adding storage – to optimising data management.

Feature Benefits
Graphical user interface (GUI)
IBM Spectrum Scale integration
Operational storage tiers with tape creation
Policy-based migration
Support for two libraries in a single file system
Hardware requirements
Supported tape systems IBM TS4500 Tape Library
IBM TS3500 Tape Library
IBM TS3310 Tape Library
Up to two libraries supported in one file system
Supported tape media LTO Ultrium 7, 6 and 5 and IBM 3592 JB, JC, JD and JK and JL
Software prerequisites IBM Spectrum Scale
Supported server architecture x86 or compatible
Supported operating systems (OS)* Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Warranty Multi-year warranty agreement
Object code-only license under International Program License Agreement (IPLA)

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