Silicon Graphics Standardizes on Spectra Logic Tape Libraries

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AUSTIN, Texas—SC2008—November 19, 2008Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (NASDAQ: SGIC) announced today that Silicon Graphics has selected Spectra Logic as its tape library vendor. Due to a mutual focus on high-performance computing (HPC) and shared expertise in managing enterprise data sets, Silicon Graphics will exclusively resell Spectra Logic tape libraries.

"SGI chose to partner with Spectra Logic for tape solutions since TSerieslibraries offer the best scalability in a small footprint, high performance with reliability and excellent customer care," said Kurt Kuckein, SGI® InfinniteStorage product line manager. "Our customers, who are facing an explosion in the volume of data they work with every day, will be able to easily manage large data sets thanks to Spectra Logic’s complete, flexible hardware and software solutions."

Silicon Graphics will resell Spectra Logic’s entire TSerieslibrary line from the SMB-sized T50e to the enterprise T950, which expands to eight frames and accommodates more than 10,000 slots and more than 16PB of storage archival capacity. All Spectra Logic libraries come standard with the BlueScale™ interface, which enables options such as AES-256 bit encryption; real-time power monitoring; remote management for multiple libraries; and Media Lifecycle Management health monitoring software, which ensures data integrity.

"Silicon Graphics and Spectra Logic joint storage solutions deliver the manageability for enterprise data sets in a small footprint," said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s CEO. "Together, we are able to provide high performance data storage with HSM capabilities that are unmatched in the industry."

Visit Spectra Logic to view the multiple-frame Spectra T950 for HPC users in booth 1539 and Silicon Graphics in booth 1009 this week at SC2008 in Austin.

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (NASDAQ: SGIC), is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it’s enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at

About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                                                                     
Spectra Logic custom-builds innovative backup and archive solutions for secondary storage, to protect data after it migrates from primary disk.   More than 20,000 companies worldwide have implemented Spectra Logic solutions to address tiered storage needs. With Spectra Logic solutions, no single technology is advocated at any customer site.  Instead, Spectra architects a customized blend of software and hardware to create the right solution to meet each customer’s needs.  Spectra Logic solutions provide features that are built in, not bolted on, so customers can easily add capacity, encryption, deduplication, energy monitoring, media health reporting, and much more—in the field, when needs change.  Spectra Logic is available 24×7 to provide the best in support, worldwide. Spectra Logic’s corporate headquarters and US-based manufacturing has been located in Boulder, Colorado since the company’s founding in 1979.


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