by Mark Weis, VP of Spectra Logic Federal
Spectra recently joined General Dynamics EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders. Currently, there are several projects in development at six EDGE Innovation centers worldwide. The projects are intended to improve and enhance warfighter capabilities.
Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director, said, “The EDGE bridges gaps between end-user needs and current capabilities by promoting rapidly prototyped solutions that could close those gaps quickly. By applying the EDGE process, the government can quickly and cost-effectively review multiple options for users to evaluate in months rather than years.”
So where does Spectra Logic fit in? Spectra Logic Federal delivers data storage and archiving solutions to more than 200 agencies across the USA. Our storage expertise helps agencies solve unique Federal-specific challenges. Spectra’s products are extremely customizable; products in production today. By joining the EDGE Innovation Network, Spectra Logic can utilize EDGE labs to further develop leading-edge technology to meet the specific data storage needs and requests of EDGE end-users by tailoring our flexible storage products based on their hands-on lab experience.
For innovative companies with federal expertise like Spectra Logic, joining the EDGE innovation Network keeps us in sync with what our customers want now, and allows us to add new features in our products to suit these needs. EDGE allows small businesses to display their products in a lab environment, a preferred option for many Federal prospects prior to implementation.
Stay tuned to the Spectra Backup and Recover blog for future Federal updates related to our new EDGE membership and other activities.