Spectra Logic to Present at Denver’s SC17 on the Future of Tape Technology

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BOULDER, Colo. – November 8, 2017 – Spectra Logic CTO Matt Starr will present on the future of Spectra tape technology within an Exhibitor Forum session open to all registered attendees of Supercomputing 2017 (SC17). The major high-performance computing (HPC) conference is being held November 12-17, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. On the heels of several LTO-8 announcements made recently, Starr will discuss why tape library systems are the most cost-effective high-performance research storage solutions available, as well as how the current tape technology roadmap makes tape an ideal storage medium for data-intensive environments.

Title: “Spectra Logic Delivers a New Paradigm in Tape Library Deployment”
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:00 p.m. MST
Location: SC17, Colorado Convention Center, 503-504

“Tape libraries are the best storage platform for high performance environments, given the solid tape technology roadmap, longevity of tape media for long-term storage needs and overall low cost for larger archives,” said Matt Starr, Spectra Logic’s CTO. “Spectra Logic’s tape library family offers unique features and interfaces, and is backed by excellent support options specifically designed for our HPC customers.”

Additionally, Hyperion Research senior research vice president Steve Conway and CEO Earl Joseph, along with Spectra Logic CSO Brian Grainger, will also be hosting an educational breakfast seminar for SC17 attendees as well as Denver-area HPC end users during SC17. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Title: “Best Practices Breakfast Seminar: Does Moving Data to the Cloud Make Sense?”
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. MST
Location: University of Colorado Denver—Terrace Room

“HPC end users today are faced with a cloud-related dilemma as they map out their storage infrastructures,” said Steve Conway, senior research vice president, Hyperion Research. “The CIO level recognizes the fast adoption and cost value of cloud storage, while the IT manager understands the benefits of retaining a copy of data onsite in a hybrid cloud environment. This seminar will feature the latest market research and best practices for customer network environments to help IT managers choose the best strategy for their HPC storage environment.”

Visit Spectra Logic in booth # 863 at SC17.

About SC17
SC17 is the premier international conference showcasing the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. The annual event, created and sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, attracts HPC professionals and educators from around the globe to participate in its complete technical education program, workshops, tutorials, world-class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. Visit http://sc17.supercomputing.org for more information.

Additional Resources

  • To read more about trends in tape technology and the data storage industry, click here to download a copy of Spectra’s “2017 Digital Data Storage Outlook” white paper.
  • Spectra CEO Nathan Thompson’s insights on data storage are covered in his book, “Society’s Genome”, available for purchase on Amazon here.