More posts by: Betsy Doughty

Betsy Doughty | Vice President of Corporate Marketing

#SC18: Trends from the Show Floor

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Last week, Spectra Logic exhibited at one of its largest industry trade shows of the year: Supercomputing 2018. Also referred to as SC18, Supercomputing is an international event dedicated to showcasing work in high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis. The show was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, and was attended by HPC professionals from around the globe. This year’s conference also celebrated 30 years of the SC Conference Series and included anniversary exhibits that provided attendees with an opportunity to review and celebrate the collective accomplishments in HPC. read more


Spectra Logic Recognized with Prestigious Industry Awards

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It’s been a busy quarter for Spectra Logic when it comes to earning accolades and awards.  Spectra Logic is honored to be recognized by a number of prestigious organizations who have identified Spectra Logic and our solutions as being at the top of our industry.  With over 100 patents and a strong investment in research and development, Spectra Logic continues to innovate and the company’s recent accolades underscore its commitment to and success in delivering groundbreaking data storage solutions to our global customer base.  Here’s the award lineup: read more


Storage Technologies and the Future of Digital Data

Spectra Logic published its third annual Digital Data Storage Outlook today. The report casts an eye on the future regarding the storage, management and preservation of the world’s treasury of digital information, helping data users navigate budget and infrastructure challenges for years to come.

As a leader in providing a full range of data storage solutions, including disk, tape and hybrid cloud storage, Spectra constantly surveys customer needs across the global landscape to design and deliver technology that helps organizations collect, manage, access and protect their valuable data. Spectra was an early innovator in robotics, automation, and interfaces. From bringing Winchester disks and SCSI tape to minicomputers, to manufacturing the world’s largest tape library and private cloud object storage, the company takes a technology and media-agnostic view of storage. read more


A Look at the Latest Developments in Tape Technology

Betsy DoughtyBy Betsy Doughty, Spectra Vice President of Corporate Marketing

The Tape Storage Council , of which Spectra is a founding member, released their annual memo, “Tape Raises the Bar for Higher Capacity, Reliability, and Security” this week. It highlights what is new in the world of tape and what these advancements mean for the greater data storage market. The Tape Storage Council is a collaborative industry group dedicated to promoting current tape industry trends, usages and technology innovations. read more


#SC17: Trends from the Show Floor

Last week, Spectra Logic exhibited at one of its largest industry trade shows of the year: Supercomputing 2017. Also referred to as SC17, Supercomputing is an international event dedicated to showcasing work in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. This year’s show was held right in our own backyard at the Colorado Convention Center, and was attended by HPC professionals from around the globe.



Spectra team members observed several trends and HPC industry developments. Here are a few of the hot topics and trends that stood out: read more

#ICYMI – This Week at Supercomputing 2016

This week, the Spectra Logic team travelled to beautiful Salt Lake City to exhibit at one of our largest industry trade shows of the entire year, Supercomputing. Also referred to as SC16, Supercomputing is an international conference for high performance computing, networking storage, and analysis. More than 11,000 people attended this year’s show, with hundreds paying a visit to Spectra’s booth. Our executive team met with Spectra end users, partners, press and analysts from around the world, all coming together to discuss why #HPCMatters. Here’s a summary of Spectra’s promotions at the event, #ICYMI: read more


Spectra Fall Trade Show Season is in Full Swing

Fall has always been a busy time for Spectra Logic in terms of trade show activity, and this year is no exception! Between September and December, Spectra plans to participate in more than 14 industry events around the globe. Two of our most prominent events this season include IBC Show, which we attended in Amsterdam last week, and Supercomputing, which will take place in Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-17. Spectra is looking forward to engaging with customers, partners and other industry professionals, showcasing its deep storage solutions, and participating in several speaking opportunities.

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IBC Show:
This year’s IBC Show was a huge success for Spectra! Hundreds of attendees visited our booth, Spectra executives took part in meetings with partners and customers, our BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway was up for an IABM Design & Innovation Award, and we co-sponsored an event with industry-leading technology partner Avid. We look forward to returning to IBC Show in 2017 and are excited to see what next year brings!

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Supercomputing:
At Supercomputing 2016, we will be exhibiting in Booth #1401, and will be showcasing a variety of Spectra products including: TFinity ExaScale Edition Tape Library (5-frames) with custom skins, full rack including T380, BlackPearl, ArcticBlue, Verde DPE, and our High Performance Transporter (HPT) demo tabletop. We are up for an HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award and will also be hosting a Happy Hour event, Wednesday, November 16th – featuring our first ever SC16 TweetUp! Follow us @SpectraLogic for more information.

Other events that Spectra Logic will be attending this fall include: Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium (Sept 20-21), WFX – Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (Sept 21-22), IP Expo Europe (Oct 5-6), eResearch Australasia (Oct 10-14), Broadcast India (Oct 20-22), CMMA 2016 National Conference (Oct 22-25), SMPTE Hollywood (Oct 24-27) and NAB Show NY (Nov 9-10). For a full list of events and tradeshows Spectra Logic plans to attend, visit the events page on Spectra’s website. read more


Bring Your Parents to Work Day

On Friday, August 26th, Spectra Logic hosted its first ever “Bring Your Parents to Work Day” event. The event was put together by Summit, Spectra’s women’s leadership group, and took place at Spectra’s headquarters in Boulder, CO. Employees were encouraged to invite not only their parents, but spouses, and close family and friends as well.

To kick it off, the day began with attendee registration and breakfast, a company headquarters tour, and a Storage 101/Product Overview session.

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Around noon, guests were provided lunch and received a brief company history overview from Spectra CEO Nathan Thompson.

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The afternoon concluded with a brief market discussion and show-and-tell of a few of Spectra’s customer case studies from Senior Director of Marketing, Betsy Doughty, and Sales Regional VP, Chris Shannon…

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…and an end-of-day company barbeque!

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Spectra’s associates had a great time showing their friends and family around and teaching them all about what our company does. “It was so much fun and interesting to see where my son and my daughter in law work and learn about the innovations of data storage,” said Bring Your Parents to Work Day attendee, Ann Larsen. “Enjoyed meeting all the other employees and the exceptional hospitality. It was definite win for Spectra.” read more


Society’s Genome Book Launch Celebration

By: Betsy Doughty

Back in 1979, Nathan Thompson gathered his last $500 to start buying and reselling used computer equipment from his college dorm room. Fast forward 37 years, and Nathan is now CEO and Founder of a successful data storage company known as Spectra Logic, responsible for developing innovative deep storage solutions that meet the needs of organizations faced with exponential data growth.

Nathan has certainly accomplished several significant milestones throughout the years. The latest is authoring a book with colleagues Bob Cone and John Kranz, titled: Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Data Preservation—and it is certainly a reason to celebrate. read more


Another Successful Bring Your Kid to Work Day at Spectra!

By: Betsy Doughty

Yesterday, Spectra Logic hosted its annual Bring Your Kid to Work Day and (as always) it was an amazing time! With nearly 100 kids in attendance, it truly was a lively day here at Spectra.

Here were a few of the top highlights from throughout the day:

Each kid was provided with a t-shirt and “employee” badge upon check-in.

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They went on a tour of both headquarter buildings.

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We had local author and speaker, 13-year-old Kate Dellett, come in and speak about bullying, and everyone that attended received a copy of her book “Ally the Brave.” read more