Bridgeworks enables Spectra Logic to reach further and faster with high speed iSCSI connectivity and remote storage solutions

CHRISTCHURCH, ENGLAND and BOULDER, COLORADO – January 7, 2015 — / — Bridgeworks, innovator and provider of the world’s fastest data movement solutions, announced with Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, a full certification for the Oresund high performance iSCSI protocol gateways and WANrockIT, the WAN Optimisation and Acceleration solution across the full range of Spectra’s T-Series Tape Libraries.

The adoption of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet infrastructures within the virtualized computing environment has created a challenge connecting to peripherals. Whilst many of the new peripherals have adopted 10Gb and 40Gb iSCSI connectivity, the high-speed tape devices such as LTO-5 and LTO-6 drives are only available with the Fibre Channel protocol. With the Oresund 10Gb and 40Gb iSCSI to Fibre Channel gateways it is now a simple action to transparently connect Spectra’s high performance tape libraries to the iSCSI SAN.

Many organizations still employ a courier service with off-site tape storage for data back-up, which is not practical in this day of exponential data growth. WANrockIT has proven ability to transport data over TCP/IP without the performance penalty that is normally associated with a WAN, expanding Spectra’s solutions portfolio with remote vaulting for Disaster Recovery and Archiving.

Combining WANrockIT’s patented Optimization and Acceleration technology with Spectra’s tape library portfolio represents a paradigm shift for Disaster Recovery solutions where distance is no longer an inhibiting factor. WANrockIT automates and accelerates data movement over distance with efficiency and consistency, exceeding 95 percent bandwidth utilization and bringing performance back whether 20 miles or 2000 miles apart.

“Our customers look to us for new and innovative solutions that provide cost savings, added flexibility and greater security to their data protection platforms. Bridgeworks provides the ability to connect to high performance iSCSI SANS and the benefit of geographic independence,” says Matt Starr, the Chief Technology Officer at Spectra Logic. “With the ability to transfer data over long distances at speeds of up to 15TB/hour, WANrockIT allows our customers to think differently about their Data Dispersal strategy through TCP/IP and are no longer restrained by physical distance.”

About Spectra Logic
Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 35 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage-including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud. Visit:

About Bridgeworks
Bridgeworks, leaders in Software Defined Protocol Acceleration, moves data irrespective of size, protocol or distance at high speed over the planet’s TCP infrastructures. Bridgeworks bring automation of data movement, no matter the project. Acceleration and optimisation that is simple, secure, self-monitoring, self-managing, super-fast and importantly, cost effective. Visit:

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