Crawford selects Spectra Logic storage libraries

July 7, 2006

Crawford Communications in Atlanta has chosen Spectra Logic's T950 and T50 tape libraries for client digital asset management.

Crawford monitors and manages the libraries containing client media assets using Spectra's secure Remote Library Controller (RLC), which displays all library management functions through a Web login. With RLC, the storage administrator has a constant view of Spectra libraries, enabling them to manage the storage easily from anywhere.

RLC lets administrators track library status, manage inventory, manage firmware levels, create library partitions and update configurations. Library-driven alerts are displayed through the RLC, notifying the IT administrator of temperature, configuration and device status using the Web; the library can also drive e-mail and pager alerts.

Crawford uses LTO-3 tapes and drives to accommodate large amounts of broadcast digital data. Crawford originally had tapes in multiple formats in its library and transitioned to digital format to conserve space, with Spectra Logic libraries. Crawford plans to add additional Spectra Logic products as their data requirements grow.

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