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Storage solutions enable data preservation for Edinburgh International Data Facility


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EPCC, one of Spectra Logic’s customers, has deployed two four-frame Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Libraries with LTO-8 tape drives and media to provide archive and storage resources for the Edinburgh International Data Facility’s full range of data services. 

Built and operated by EPCC, EIDF provides the computational and data services and IT infrastructure that underpins the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme, a cluster of innovation hubs that bring many disciplines together between industry, the public sector and academia to solve real world problems. 

To meet long term storage strategy and accommodate data-driven research services, EIDF chose a joint storage solution from Spectra Logic and HPE.  

The scalable solution enables the facility to be as agile and responsive as possible to the needs of their many stakeholders.

Two Spectra TFinity Tape Libraries deliver data storage and archiving, including 20 petabytes of cold storage capacity that is being used for many EIDF projects, such as COVID-19 research at the University of Edinburgh.

In addition, HPE Data Management Framework software delivers hierarchical, tiered storage management to the TFinity tape Libraries. 

To find out more information about Spectra’s customer, EPCC and the Edinburgh International Data Facility, click here.   

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