Spectra Logic Was Named By Eweek As a Finalist in the 6th Annual Excellence Awards Program

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BOULDER, Colo., April 11, 2006– Spectra Logic announced today that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Media publication and one of the IT industry’s leading enterprise magazines, has named the Spectra® T950 tape library with BlueScale™ Encryption a finalist in eWEEK’s Sixth Annual Excellence  Awards  program, in the enterprise storage hardware category. Winners will be announced in May and honored at a special ceremony on May 23 in Boston, Mass. Analysis of the winning products and services will also be published in a special report in the June 19th edition of eWEEK and at www.eweek.com.

“Spectra Logic has a 26-year track record of delivering innovative disk and tape secondary storage products, like integrated hardware-based encryption in our libraries, that strengthen data protection while lowering cost of ownership,” said Matt Starr, chief technology officer for Spectra Logic. “We are honored that our encryption solution is recognized as a leader by eWEEK magazine in its annual Excellence Awards Program.”

The eWEEK Excellence Awards program provides enterprise professionals with a comprehensive benchmark for assessing a wide range of technology products and services.  Evaluating the entries is a panel of experts including eWEEK Labs analysts and eWEEK Corporate Partners – senior enterprise IT professionals who act as reader representatives.

“A high level of innovation—both from start-ups and industry stalwarts–was what impressed us most about this year’s field of entries,” said Eric Lundquist, eWEEK Editorial Director. “It’s clear from the hundreds of entries evaluated by the Excellence Awards judges that vendors are responding quickly and effectively to the increasingly complex—and constantly changing—demands put on enterprise IT managers.”

eWEEK is the essential technology information source for builders of enterprise infrastructure. eWEEK helps its readers successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. The publication and the eWEEK.com web site deliver breaking news, technology evaluations, and strategic analysis on the technologies, platforms and trends that affect enterprise-wide computing.

Products and services were awarded in the following categories:

·                    Analytics & Reporting

·                    Application Development

·                    Business Integration Systems

·                    Business Relationship Management

·                    Desktop & Mobile Hardware

·                    E-Business Foundations

·                    E-Mail Management & Security

·                    Enterprise Collaboration

·                    Enterprise Storage Hardware

·                    Enterprise Storage Software

·                    IT Quality Assurance Tools

·                    Productivity Applications

·                    Server Hardware

·                    Networking & Management Tools

·                    Networking Infrastructure

·                    System & Application Management

·                    Authentication & User Management

·                    Network Data-stream Protection

·                    Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation    

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic Corporation, now in its 26th year, is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative data protection for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic products make it easy for organizations to store and protect rapidly growing data by offering libraries with capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA, LSU Medical, and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, AES-256 bit encryption-enabled libraries. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.SpectraLogic.com.

About Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters, custom publishing, list rentals, research and market intelligence. In the United States, the Company publishes 7 magazines including PC Magazine, eWEEK, CIO Insight, Baseline, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Gaming World and Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. The Company exports the power of its brands internationally, with publications in 40 countries and 20 languages. Ziff Davis leverages its content on the Internet with a network of highly-targeted technology and gaming sites including PCMag.com, eWEEK.com, ExtremeTech.com and 1UP.com. The Company also produces highly-targeted b-to-b and consumer technology events including DigitalLife. With its main headquarters and PC Magazine Labs based in New York, Ziff Davis Media also has offices and lab facilities in the San Francisco and Boston markets. Additional information is available at www.ziffdavis.com.

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