BlueScale®, the common software interface for all Spectra tape libraries, brings enterprise command and control features unparalleled in the tape market. Available through the library’s on-board LCD color touchscreen and remote web access with a web browser, BlueScale is an easy-to-navigate interface built into Spectra libraries that enables library features to work easily, flexibility and safely with your data.
A single BlueScale user interface manages an entire tape library without any external servers or software. BlueScale manages your library, configurations, partitions, encryption keys and all library and media health monitoring. By consolidating all management functions in a single interface, you save time managing the library and lower costs by eliminating the need for additional resources.
Unparalleled operator efficiency
The BlueScale management interface offers you unparalleled operator efficiency, giving you the ability to manage all library features including:
While alternative solutions typically require a variety of resources to manage a single tape library, a single BlueScale user interface manages an entire library without any external servers, reducing operational complexity. This consolidated approach also eliminates costs associated with personnel, additional equipment, software license charges and increased power and cooling requirements of extra hardware. You can easily upgrade your library using BlueScale—just enter an activation key to enable more capacity. The BlueScale software itself is also continually improved. Software updates are easy to install and free to customers with an active SpectraGuard service contract.
For rapid and efficient diagnosis, BlueScale AutoSupport provides a “phone home” function informing the Spectra Logic SpectraGuard Support Team of problems.
|BlueScale Features||Description||TCO Impact|
|Add Capacity on Demand(CoD)||Instant access to library capacity through key code||Reduce costs|
|Auto Drive Cleaning||Track and automatically clean drives to reduce errors||Improve reliability|
|AutoSupport||Automatically notify SpectraGuard support of any library status or alert||Reduce costs, Improve reliability|
|Assisted Self Maintenance||On-site parts that customers can install in event of upgrade, failure||Reduce risk, lower management costs|
|Command Line Interface||Providing direct library control for customers with custom backup requirements||Increased flexibility protecting against obsolescence|
|Configuration Management||Track hardware configuration, network data||Reduce costs|
|Controlled User Access||Define who can access the library and their privileges||Ensure data integrity|
|Robotics Control Flexibility||New technologies simply snap into existing boxes||Reduce cost|
|Data Integrity Verification||Ensures data is written without error||Ensure data integrity|
|Graphical Touch Screen Interface||Intuitive touch screen||Reduce costs|
|Guided Configuration||Graphical interface that guides user through install, configuration||Reduce costs|
|Library Lifecycle Management||Tracks and notifies you when maintenance tasks are required for key library components||Reduce costs, Improve reliability|
|Manage Media in Groups||TeraPack Magazines let customers handle media in groups rather than one-by-one||Reduce costs|
|Media Lifecycle Management||Proactive management for tape media significantly reduces errors||Reduce costs, Ensure data integrity|
|Mixed Media in One library"||Identify, handle multiple media generations in a single library||Increase flexibility protecting against obsolescence, Reduce costs|
|Partitioning||Multiple libraries in one through SLS||Reduce costs|
|Redundant Components||With multiple power supplies and more, library operates even if component fails||Improve reliability|
|Remote Library Controller||Web-based controller (Web interface), detailed library management from anywhere||Reduce costs|
|Rotation Manager||Integrates exported TeraPack bar-coding into backup software applications||Reduce costs|
|Drive Throughput Indicator||Tracks drive performance to help eliminate bottlenecks||Reduce costs|
|Power Consumption||Allows customers to see how much power Spectra Logic tape libraries are consuming||Reduce costs|
|Data Encryption||Allows customers to encrypt data and manage encryption keys||Ensure data Integrity|