Early in October, 2013, Spectra Logic held its second analyst summit in Boulder, Colo. Neuralytix was invited to attend.
At Spectra Logic’s headquarters, the company showed off a 40 fram array of its T-Finity tape library across 40 frames. The 40 frames held 313PB (compressed) of storage using LTO-6 technology. That’s nearly 1/3EB! In comparison, with the largest available 4TB drives today, it would require at least 313 racks, completely filled with disk drives, and only disk drives, to
match what these 40 frames held. Spectra Logic advised Neuralytix that these forty frames could be expanded to 320 frames to provide over 2.5EB (compressed) of capacity.
Analysts, journalists, and other commentators in the IT industry talk a lot about exabyte scale. But when it is presented in front of your eyes, the enormity is staggering.
At the analyst summit, Spectra Logic introduced two technologies. Neuralytix decided to hold off until now to provide its analysis so that we can better integrate other ideas with this launch.