BOULDER, Colo. — July 20, 2016 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, announced today that its BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Gateway has been named a 2016 Stratus Award finalist by The Business Intelligence Group. The organization sought to identify the companies, products, and people offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies. BlackPearl, a S3-based gateway to deep storage, allows companies of all sizes to easily create on-premise private clouds and now the ability to send data directly to the public cloud is an option.
BlackPearl is changing the way organizations manage exponential data growth and long-term data retention. It provides organizations with an easy, manageable way to first adopt a private cloud, then determine what storage and applications to migrate to the public cloud, creating an affordable and complete hybrid cloud storage ecosystem. Acting as an object storage gateway for data storage and management, BlackPearl provides a single, user-friendly interface to tape, disk and cloud, using cloud protocols, and is the ideal solution to help users organize and manage data, both on and/or off site.
“Spectra Logic is proud to be named a finalist in this year’s 2016 Stratus Awards, in the Hybrid Cloud Provider category” said Matt Starr, Spectra Logic’s CTO. “Our commitment is to forever preserve the world’s digital assets, and BlackPearl is helping us achieve that goal. Designed for organizations where data is a significant part of operations, BlackPearl enables users to deploy a hybrid storage ecosystem that is cost effective, easy to manage and scalable to exabytes of data.”
BlackPearl allows users to move data to nearline disk, archive disk, tape and public cloud storage all through a single interface. It provides the privacy and security of a private cloud, and widespread sharing capabilities of a public cloud, creating a hybrid cloud ecosystem perfect for every organization.
“Congratulations to the entire Spectra Logic team for helping accelerate adoption of the cloud and for working to make all of our lives a little richer,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The cloud is dominating the technology industry and we do not see any markers for that trend not continuing.”
Read more about Spectra’s award-winning solution here.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.