The guy who guided StorageTek when it developed and shipped its StreamLine tape library, who persevered through Sun's ownership of StorageTek, and then wound up in Oracle, which depends on StreamLine to this day for tape credibility, has finally taken a hike. He's joined SpectraLogic. Privately owned Spectra, with its T-Finity, …
None of these features are new to the Enterprise Tape Library market, including "Z-axis" storage. Just look at IBM. And Oracle hasn't changed their flagship SL8500 and T10K products on the highest end for more than 5 years. What's to brag?
Aw shucks. In too much of a rush and copied info of W. Curtis Preston tweets. He tells me paragraphs 3 and 4 should be in past tense. Spectra has had these features for years, but were first to come out with them. He was tweeting off a history slide; it's not news at all. Aw shucks again.
Z-axis - IBM did this first
Stacking tapes in the Z axis has been available on the IBM TS3500 High Density frames for almost a year. You need to get the facts straight before claiming a first......
z-axis prior art
The IBM TS3584 High Density Frames already stack carts 5-deep and have been for a while....I wonder how the Spectra libraries differ in implementation
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