Spectra Logic Ranks in Top Ten Percent of Government GSA Contractors for Third Consecutive Year

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Spectra Logic Added New Products and Services to GSA Schedule 70 in 2009

BOULDER, Colo.—March 16, 2010Spectra Logic, celebrating 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced that it ranked in thetop ten percent of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) information technology (IT) Schedule 70 contractors for 2009. This is the third consecutive year Spectra Logic has ranked as a top vendor based on annual revenues of pre-approved GSA Schedule 70 IT products and services purchased by federal, state and local government agencies. Spectra Logic’s Federal sales division has a proven record of success supporting government organizations, and its sales comprise more than 20 percent of overall company revenue.
"Federal, state and local government agencies want backup and archive solutions that can easily handle large, fast-growing data volumes and high data availability, while helping to deliver greener IT environments that use less energy and minimize floor space," said Brian Grainger, vice president of worldwide sales, Spectra Logic. "Spectra Logic’s solutions are ideally suited for the government market – from high density, energy-efficient tape libraries to disk-based deduplication appliances that reduce stored data volumes."
Spectra Logic added several new products and services to the GSA schedule in 2009, including the Spectra® TFinity enterprise tape library, the Spectra T680 mid-range tape library, Spectra’s disk-based nTier Deduplication product line, media, backup application software and TranScale upgrade service options. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products have been listed on GSA Schedule 70 since 2003 under GSA contract number 47QTCA20D0064.
“The high-capacity Spectra TFinity tape library enables large enterprise-class organizations to protect, archive and quickly access petabytes of classified and unclassified data,” said Mark Weis, director of federal sales, Spectra Logic. “TFinity’s inclusion on the GSA Schedule 70 simplifies the purchasing process for our federal, state and local government customers.”
GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to more than 11 million commercial products and services that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors. The Information Technology Schedule 70 (a Multiple Award Schedule) grants agencies direct access to commercial experts who can thoroughly address the needs of the government IT Community through 20 Special Item Numbers (SINS).  These SINs cover the most general purpose commercial IT hardware, software and services.


In addition to GSA, Spectra Logic’s products are also listed on several Government Acquisition Contracts including ITES, NETCENTS and SEWP.
Spectra Logic Federal will be exhibiting at FOSE2010 next week (booth #2331) in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Throughout our 30-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.
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