Symply, developer of high-speed digital storage and archive solutions, is expanding its Disk, Tape and Cloud product portfolio, with the release of SymplyPRO XTL Tape Libraries, ultra-compact SymplySPARK and SPARK XT 4- bay Desktop Transportable RAIDs, and a single-server scalable object storage appliance, SymplyAURA.

SymplyPRO XTL Tape Library solutions have been engineered to suit requirements from small compact entry level libraries -to- enterprise-class modular tape libraries. Equipped with choice of interfaces including SAS, Fibre Channel, and uniquely Ethernet, and Thunderbolt 3, SymplyPRO XTL Tape Libraries are designed to integrate into customers’ infrastructure.

Built on field-proven technology, SymplyPRO XTL Tape Libraries offer support for the latest LTO generations, including LTO-7, LTO-8, and LTO-9 with configurations available from compact 8-slot to enterprise-class 80-slot models. Modular 40- and 80- slot libraries simplify the process of expanding storage capacity and adding LTO drives as needs evolve.

SymplySPARK 4-bay Desktop Transportable RAID is built on SymplySPARK 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID. The new 4-bay model is more compact and transportable, whilst remaining robust and quiet.

The SPARK XT is also available in the new 4-bay form-factor, incorporating Seagate MACH.2 18TB multi-actuator drives. It reducwa the need to trade off capacity and increased costs for SSD solutions, enabling users to be more productive by increasing the speed at which content can be backed up from camera cards on set.

SymplyAURA, for data management and protection, offers a single-server appliance solution, where customers can deploy a plug and play S3 object storage repository, for both active archive and backup requirements. Built on16th-gen software and deployed and orchestrated on integrated Kubernetes, AURA can start with a single appliance and customers can scale capacity via the addition of appliances as required, with no software or hardware-imposed limitations.

“We’re excited to expand our Disk, Tape and Cloud portfolio in line with our customers’ needs” said Keith Warburton, CEO at Symply. “Customers were having to look elsewhere for certain solutions and weren’t receiving the quality of product and level of support they had been accustomed to with Symply. Our new SymplyPRO XTL Tape Libraries with their native connectivity options, alongside 4-bay SPARK models and AURA object storage for private cloud deployments, show we are always listening to our customers.”

Symply will showing SymplyPRO XTL Tape Libraries, SymplySPARK, and SymplyAURA alongside their existing Disk, Tape and Cloud portfolio at NAB Show Las Vegas, 13th to 17th April at booth SL5135. More information about the company is available at

Pippa Considine

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