Spectra Logic and Harris Deliver End-to-End Media Archive Workflow

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Joint Solution Offers Secure, Cost-Effective Storage Archival for Digital Media Assets
BOULDER, Colo.—Sept. 4, 2012Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced a worldwide relationship with Harris Broadcast Communications to provide broadcast and media customers with secure, cost-effective storage archival solutions. The relationship allows Harris to resell Spectra Logic’s TSeries LTO tape libraries as part of its new Invenio® Archive solution, and provide its customers with a complete end-to-end solution including automation, digital asset management, tiered storage management and archive.

“Video archiving is a critical objective for broadcasters and media organizations as digital content management requirements exponentially increase,” said Mark Darlow, senior portfolio product manager, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Spectra Logic’s tape libraries provide extremely secure, cost-effective storage archival repositories that seamlessly integrate with Invenio Archive.  This is instrumental to establishing a comprehensive, end-to-end data management and archive solution for our customers.”

By adding Spectra’s archive capabilities to Harris’ bundled solution, customers now have the opportunity to purchase an end-to-end archive solution that is tightly integrated, automated, simple to manage and offers robust content protection and accessibility. Data archiving occurs seamlessly in the background with very high scalability while providing fast, easy access to archived content.

Harris will resell Spectra Logic’s complete family of TSeries tape libraries, from its smallest Spectra® T50e tape library, which scales to a native capacity of 75TB or approximately 3,300 hours of video content, to its enterprise-class TFinity, which supports a native capacity of 600 petabytes or more than 25 million hours of video content.1

Spectra TSeries tape libraries offer highly reliable, high-density storage and seamlessly scale from hundreds to millions of hours of archived digital content. With storage capabilities that reach exabyte capacity levels, Spectra’s tape libraries deliver the capabilities broadcast organizations need to safely store and manage massive amounts of content for high-value, high-impact news production. In addition, Spectra libraries offer efficient, comprehensive library management tools and Spectra Certified Media that simplifies management, extends the life of tape media and drives, and ensures data is secure and available when needed.
“Harris’ strong presence in the broadcast market, coupled with its shared values of unwavering dedication to delivering excellent products and superior customer service, makes for an ideal relationship with Spectra Logic,” said Brian Grainger, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Spectra Logic. “We look forward to working closely with Harris to deliver proven, high-quality data storage solutions to the broadcast and media markets.”

1 Using LTO-5 drives and assuming an average bit rate of 50 Megabits per second (Mbps).

About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection and backup solutions through tape backup 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-plus-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.

About Harris Broadcast Communications
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks.  The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.  Additional information about Harris Broadcast Communications is available at www.broadcast.harris.com.

Media Contacts

IGNITE Consulting, on behalf of Spectra Logic
Linda Dellett, 303-439-9398
Kathleen Sullivan, 303-439-9365

Dimension PR, on behalf of Harris
Brian Galante, 570-425-2315    
Dimension PR
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