Spectra Logic Product Named in CRN Emerging Technologies Vendor Award Program for Second Consecutive Year

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Spectra Logic’s Media Lifecycle Management Software Sets It Apart from the Competition in 2008

BOULDER, Colo.—July 1, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, has been named in CRN’s Emerging Technologies Vendor Awards program for the second year in a row.  CRN’s editorial staff honors companies that offer technologies based on far superior technology, more robust margins and uncompromising technical support. 60 percent, or 69,000 of CRN’s subscribers plan to add an emerging vendor to their portfolio this year.

SpectraEdge, Spectra Logic’s channel partner program, offers partners the most comprehensive product marketing tool set necessary to help resellers easily position and sell Spectra products.

"Spectra Logic’s channel partners generate approximately 80 percent of overall company revenue, so we constantly strive to offer innovative solutions that our partners will want to sell," said Betsy Doughty, director of channel development for Spectra Logic Corporation. "In 2008, we introduced a tape health reporting feature so SpectraEdge partners can easily position our libraries as superior."

Spectra Logic’s Media Lifecycle Management software feature, recognized in the 2008 CRN awards program, is a new combination of intelligent media and Spectra Logic BlueScale management that provides unprecedented levels of information about individual tapes. MLM includes an immediately visible warning system that allows tapes that pose a threat to be taken out of circulation before data is lost. Media related failures can be reduced by up to 63 percent.  MLM tracks multiple pieces of information about data storage tapes, such as born-on date, number of reads and writes and errors associated with the media. It then uses that information to report the health of each tape, proactively indentifying cartridges that pose a threat and preventing data loss.

About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                                                                     
Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format.


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