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Spectra Announces New Data Mover For BlackPearl Solution And Certifies More BlackPearl Clients

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Spectra Logic announced that it has enhanced its popular BlackPearl Converged Storage Platform with the addition of Spectra RioBroker version 1.01. Spectra RioBroker acts as a data mover to speed file transfers, streamline workflows and scale out BlackPearl in both performance and capacity to accommodate growing amounts of digital assets. As a software front-end to Spectra’s BlackPearl, an object storage platform that moves content seamlessly and economically into disk, tape and cloud, Spectra RioBroker offloads the data transfer job from the application to the Spectra RioBroker system. This brings greater performance, parallelism, scalability, ease of implementation and consistency to the entire platform. Spectra RioBroker also simplifies the integration process to popular asset management software applications by providing Partial File Recall and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) capabilities. Spectra’s RioBroker software is available now.

Spectra RioBroker Benefits

  • Enables easier client development for partners with a simple abstraction layer over BlackPearl interface
  • Allows more clients and applications to share BlackPearl object storage resources in parallel at ever higher performance
  • Provides remote input/output capabilities to multiple Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage servers
  • Brokers data stream input and output between multiple sources and destinations
  • Provides for enterprise-level high availability*
  • Delivers ultra-high performance with clustering capabilities*
  • Facilitates seamless content migration from legacy storage software to a modern solution

Expanding Certified Client Portfolio

The BlackPearl ecosystem grew with new certified clients, including Imagine Communications’ Nexio Motion and Tiger Technology’s Tiger Bridge. Additional integrations are completed for axle ai, GLOOKAST and Marquis Postflux for Adobe Premiere. Spectra also has expanded its broad Avid environment support to include integration with Avid’s MediaCentral Cloud UX platform, which has greatly increased performance for all Avid integrations. Through key partnerships and its Developer Program, Spectra Logic continues to deliver modern storage solutions that help media and entertainment customers accelerate production and optimize digital content for the long term.

Supporting Quotes

“The increasing number of certified clients for Spectra’s BlackPearl is evidence that the solution has gained remarkable traction, especially in complex media and entertainment environments,” said David Feller, Spectra vice president of product management. “We’re pleased to work hand in hand with media production organizations to help them modernize their oftentimes multifaceted media workflows.”

“The partnership with Spectra reiterates Tiger’s mission to provide customers with a complete storage solution that seamlessly brings tiers of storage under one intelligent platform that balances cost and performance, and supplies them with perpetual protection,” said Bob Vassar, vice president of worldwide technical sales and services for Tiger Technology. “As the certified solution with Tiger Bridge and Spectra BlackPearl has evolved, we firmly believe that delivering our totally integrated storage solution that spans from production to nearline to archive will help end users create, protect and monetize their valuable digital assets.”

“With Spectra’s BlackPearl rapidly becoming a standard-setter for a modern archival platform in the market, it’s a great time for us to provide this integration for an overall solution that’s simple yet sophisticated to help manage and preserve customers’ growing content archives. With the power of our AI search capabilities on managed assets, we expect to help our mutual customers almost immediately,” said Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle ai.

Visit Spectra at NAB

NAB visitors are invited to stop by Spectra Booth #SL11516 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, between April 8 and 11. Spectra will highlight its full suite of content storage solutions for M&E. ―BCS Bureau

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