Spectra Logic Wins Storage Magazine/Diogenes Quality Awards in Mid-Range Category for Second Year

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BOULDER, Colo., January 17, 2006—Spectra Logic, the backup and archival data storage innovator, is one of only two vendors to be named winner in the Storage mgazine-Diogenes Quality Awards for a second consecutive year. The award identifies and recognizes products, in use by and assessed by customers, that have proven their quality and reliability. The results are derived from a survey of qualified Storage readers who reported their opinions on the quality of the products in five main categories: sales-force competence, product features, initial product quality, product reliability and technical support.

According to the January 2007 article, “Spectra Logic Corp., the smallest privately held vendor to qualify for the award, proved you don’t have be a goliath to turn out products customers appreciate. The company also proved that its victory as the midrange Quality Award winner in 2005 was no fluke. Once again, Spectra Logic beat out six other vendors to repeat as the midrange tape library winner.”

Spectra Logic’s midrange products were ranked first place overall. The company also ranked first for sales force competence, initial product quality and technical support.

“Spectra Logic is very pleased to receive this honor again—the second year in a row,” said Nathan Thompson, CEO of Spectra Logic. “This consistent, positive response from our customers helps confirm that we are moving in the right direction as we continue to improve our archival and data backup products, our customer support programs, and our educational efforts with sales and VARs.”

About 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.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic Corporation is the leader in innovative hardware-driven data backup and archival solutions for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic’s tape, disk and encryption libraries help organizations save time, lower costs and reduce risks while protecting and storing data. Spectra® products support AIT, LTO, SAIT and SDLT tape, provide capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes, and integrate encryption and RAID. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA and Verizon Wireless. 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, encryption-enabled libraries. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs. For more information, contact Spectra Logic at (800) 833-1132, or visit http://www.SpectraLogic.com.


Contact: Leigh Grace, Spectra Logic, 704-543-9283, leighg@spectralogic.com

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