This past December, we were honored to receive one of the storage industry’s most notable awards – Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards – as voted on by customers and qualified Storage magazine readers. Spectra Logic received top honors in both the enterprise and midrange tape library categories, and this is the sixth time we’ve won first place in a Quality Awards category.
The Storage magazine recognition was gratifying and capped a year of significant success and technological achievements for us. Over the past year, we announced the availability of 10GbE iSCSI connectivity to tape, the commencement of LTO-6 shipments and the installation of a 380 PBs nearline tape archive for NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputing system—one of the largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world. This year is off to a great start as well. Spectra Logic has installed more than a half an Exabyte of tape storage capacity in the first half of FY2013 and we have posted nine percent year-over-year growth.
Results for the Quality Awards are derived from a survey of qualified Storage magazine readers who assess products in five main categories: sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support.
With the Quality Awards win, we outpaced competing midrange and enterprise tape library solutions from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Quantum and Dell. End-user respondents gave us particularly high marks for initial product quality, product reliability, and our knowledgeable sales force representatives and technical support personnel. We take pride in providing an unsurpassed customer experience and would like to thank our valued customers for participating in this annual survey. This win would not have been possible without their participation, and we will continue to focus on delivering innovative, high quality data storage solutions that meet and exceed their expectations.