Spectra Logic Wins the Diogenes Labs/Storage Magazine Quality Award for Mid-Range Tape Libraries

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End Users Rank Spectra Logic First Place in All Five Categories

BOULDER, Colo., January 10, 2006—Spectra Logic mid-range tape libraries were evaluated and ranked first place by end users based on five criteria, including: sales competence; product features; initial quality; product reliability; and technical support. The awards are presented by Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc. and TechTarget’s Storage magazine. Results derive from a survey developed by the labs and the magazine, then administered by Storage. The survey was sent to screened, qualified subscribers who assessed Spectra Logic’s mid-range products.

According to the January 2006 Storage magazine article, “In a field populated by much larger competitors, Spectra Logic users indicated strong satisfaction across all categories of our survey.  The high approval ratings bolster the perception of the company as having innovative technology and engineering acumen.”

Spectra Logic was the only vendor to rank first place in every measurement in a single category. The survey revealed that more than 85 percent of Spectra Logic users would purchase a Spectra Logic product again— the highest rating for any mid-range vendor.

Diogenes Labs conducts the Quality Awards with Storage magazine each year to offer empirical, statistical data to storage buyers from storage buyers. The methodology allows unbiased assessments of current storage hardware from other IT managers.

“Receiving the Diogenes—Storage Quality Award for mid-range tape libraries emphasizes Spectra Logic’s dedication to innovation,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s CEO. “Our high ratings in the sales competence category indicate why more value-added resellers (VARs) select Spectra Logic as the trusted library partner of choice.”

Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., based in Colorado, was founded to help IT buyers reduce the inherent risk and uncertainty associated with technology purchases. Working exclusively with IT organizations, Diogenes provides objective research, whitepapers, and product and technology review free of vendor conflict of interest. Research is based on extensive lab tests and actual experience. More information about the company can be obtained at www.diogeneslab.com.

About TechTarget’s Storage
TechTarget’s Storage is the only monthly publication that provides IT executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including 12 ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and three Folio:Show “Ozzie” Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has twice been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.