Combined solution automatically identifies and moves infrequently accessed data off Tier-1 storage to BlackPearl for affordable and ongoing data protection

BOULDER, Colo. – Feb. 20, 2018 — / — Spectra Logic and Komprise today announced that Komprise Intelligent Data Management software is now certified to seamlessly operate with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. This joint solution delivers a new way to help organizations better manage their exponential data growth as well as their IT budgets by identifying and transparently archiving massive amounts of inactive or cold data from expensive primary storage to Komprise Data Management software and BlackPearl. This frees up prime storage space for working data, enabling secure, long-term preservation of all other digital assets.

With a simple point and click interface, Komprise Data Management software quickly scans large data sets, pinpoints and analyzes inactive data to determine cost savings, and moves it to the BlackPearl. Without any changes to user or application access, this joint Komprise and Spectra solution enables organizations with large data sets to save up to 70 percent of their cost per terabyte as well as reduce overall data management time and complexities by locating less used data and moving it effortlessly to affordable secondary storage options. Moved data is accessible as files from the source with all the NTFS permissions and file hierarchies intact, even though they are now stored as objects or on tape.

Spectra’s BlackPearl system is an object storage gateway to long-term storage, including tape, disk and cloud. With BlackPearl’s policy engine, users can choose the appropriate storage type to meet their cost and access time requirements. The Spectra solution solves the problem of costly and complex approaches to digital preservation by combining multiple interfaces and storage targets into a simple and affordable system designed for multiple workflows.

“Komprise seamlessly stitches our primary NAS with the Spectra Logic BlackPearl so we can manage data growth by moving cold data out without any changes to user access,” said Jay Smestad, senior director of information technology, Pacific Biosciences. “By leveraging Komprise and Spectra Logic, we have realized automated massive data management with the lowest storage costs — while using native file system and cloud protocols.”

“The joint Komprise and BlackPearl solution enables users to obtain intelligent insight into their data sets, moving cold data off expensive primary storage to BlackPearl, where immense amounts of an organization’s unused but still essential data can be seamlessly transferred to tape, disk, private cloud or public cloud for long-term digital preservation,” said Matt Starr, Spectra’s chief technology officer.

“Customers are looking for ways to handle massive data growth within flat budgets – but without requiring users to go elsewhere to find data, and without any disruption to hot data access,” said Krishna Subramanian, COO of Komprise. “The joint Komprise and BlackPearl solution provides a simple, cost-efficient approach to scaling storage capacity without disrupting user access and without getting in front of hot data or metadata.”

Supporting Resources:

  • Register for the Komprise and Spectra Webinar –
  • Joint Solution Brief –
  • Watch the Komprise and BlackPearl Videos –
  • BlackPearl Brochure –
  • Komprise ROI Report –

About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic develops data storage solutions that solve the problem of short- and long-term digital preservation for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by industry leaders 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 storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private and public cloud. To learn more, visit

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