Spectra Logic announced that it is now offering free data integrity verification for its complete series of tape libraries from SME to Enterprise. The company's BlueScale Data Integrity Verification ensures that data written to tape is retrievable now and into the future. According to Spectra, its tape libraries are currently the only tape storage systems that actively, automatically check the media and the data on tape throughout the storage life of the data. Spectra's Data Integrity Verification works by performing background read verification passes of the tape media on a scheduled basis and reporting potentially latent failures. The feature includes three levels of fully automated validation, a PreScan, QuickScan, and PostScan.
Data Integrity Verification is a new feature available in BlueScale 11.3, the company's software management platform, which powers all of its libraries. Full enterprise-class capabilities including Data Integrity Verification are available immediately at no additional charge on all Spectra Logic tape libraries. Spectra Logic has offered data storage solutions for more than 30 years.