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Supercomputing in Education: How Spectra Has Become the Standard for Storage in University Research Environments

Universities looking to contribute to society and attract top-tier employees and students from around the globe have found that investing in research and innovation is key to maintaining and growing their competitive edge. Engaging in groundbreaking research, their onsite labs, computational clusters and storage networks can be comparable in performance and capacity to many institutional high-performance computing (HPC) platforms.

University supercomputing environments can generate massive amounts of invaluable data from digital projects that must be stored and protected forever per extensive governmental security requirements.  These research institutions often handle a number of different user needs and navigate the data storage requirements of not only departments, researchers and grant projects across campus, but also external partners and industry collaborators.  Spectra has worked closely with numerous higher education organizations throughout the years, providing cost-effective data storage solutions that help them outperform short- and long-term goals. Find out what we’ve learned about performance, growth, and environmental needs in these educational environments below. read more


Spectra Logic Solution for British Film Institute Receives Widespread Media Coverage

Spectra Logic last month announced that the British Film Institute (BFI), the lead organization for film in the UK, commissioned OvationData to deploy two Spectra® T950 Tape Libraries and two Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage Systems for long-term digital preservation of the UK’s film history, as part of its Unlocking Film Heritage digitization project.

The announcement and case study received widespread media coverage, with many industry and press outlets detailing how Spectra’s non-proprietary and genetically diverse solution will enable the BFI to protect and preserve its valuable digital assets for decades to come, making its archives easily accessible to filmmakers, researchers and the general public. read more


New Tape Enhancements Boost Performance of Spectra Tape Libraries

Spectra Logic announced a number of updates to its enterprise tape library platform in a press release issued today. Designed for environments that must preserve large data sets securely and economically for the long term, Spectra’s enterprise tape libraries now offer improved performance, increased uptime and dramatically lower costs. Customers in government, scientific research, high performance computing, media and entertainment and public cloud environments will experience advanced user access, retrieval, management, and preservation of data with the new features. read more


Spectra Logic Hosts Large Tape Users Group

Last week, Spectra Logic brought together close to 20 users from the large tape community for hands-on product demonstrations, in-depth technology discussions and classic mile-high networking. Many of these users have historically gathered for the annual Large Tape User’s Group Conference in Colorado.

The event enabled the attendees to hear how others are solving data storage challenges and obtain a first-hand look at the future of storage. This year’s topic, “Scaling the Performance Wall,” focused on the need for overall performance when implementing storage solutions for massive data environments. read more


Sixth Annual WILD Summit Inspires Women at Spectra Logic

Breakthrough. This was the theme of the 2018 Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Summit that took place on Thursday, April 26, at the Colorado Westin Westminster. The event was designed to inspire through stories of real women, accomplishing real things, in our world. The conference was attended by over 900 mostly women business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, and students.

Break through what, you might ask? Norms, ceilings, molds – anything and everything getting in the way of women moving ahead and into leadership positions in their life and work. Speakers and panelists opened up about their own personal and professional breakthroughs. The morning panel with Katica Roy, CEO and co-founder of Denver-based Pipeline Equity, was a highlight for Jenny Mahoney, business intelligence developer at Spectra Logic. “I was very happy to hear Katica comment on what I consider the ‘missing link’ in most efforts around gender equity: support of men in traditionally female roles,” says Mahoney. Pipeline leverages artificial intelligence to help businesses operationalize gender equity and drive economic gains. Katica shared data points and insights validating the positive correlation between gender equity and revenue performance and dispelling the myth that women leave work because of motherhood. read more


View of Modern Data Migration

Is the data or digital content you’re writing, creating, or capturing going to last longer than the media it’s written on? The majority of every organization that works with such information or content will answer, “Yes.”

That means the information will have to be moved from the original technology it’s stored on to a newer technology – welcome to ‘data migration’. The life of disk drives in production is roughly three to four years. LTO tape cartridges have a shelf life of 30 years, but requires a tape drive capable of reading the tape media 30 years later. As data and digital content become ever more important in our modern society, so does the need for a modernized approach to data and content migration. read more