Heading into 2022 with Good News

Over the last month, Spectra Logic’s solutions have won a handful of industry awards. It’s an exciting milestone for Spectra Logic as we recently announced the transformation of our entire product portfolio, including the addition of Spectra Vail software, as well as our enhanced BlackPearl Platform. This revitalization of our portfolio has garnered us renewed industry attention for technology innovation and groundbreaking approaches to managing and storing data in a new multi-cloud world. Read More


What Do We Mean by Attack-Hardened? Spectra’s Approach to Building Data Resiliency from Ransomware

Ransomware has been steadily on the rise and is increasingly making headlines in the news. Cases such as the Colonial Pipeline, Exagrid, and meat processing giant JBS are cropping up left and right. Spectra Logic even became the target of ransomware. Spectra’s successful defense against its attack has led to multiple articles, white papers, and webinars being produced to spread the word on how to withstand an attack and say ‘no’ to paying a ransom. It also led to Spectra’s development of even more robust storage solutions to help others avoid such a situation. That storage approach is at the heart of this white paper. Read More


Considering Tape for Backup and Archive: Five Key Points

Tape technology has proven to be the cost leader in backup and archive for years and that is not changing anytime soon. With significant capacity advancements with every new tape generation, the cost per gigabyte of tape storage continues to decrease with each new technology upgrade, meaning even rapidly growing environments where data growth often outpaces budgets can harness the advantages of tape for backup and archive. Here are some major reasons why you should consider implementing tape technology in your data storage environment for backup and archive: Read More


Data Resiliency: What You Need to Know

The term “data resiliency” refers to data’s ability to “spring back” in situations where it is compromised. Data resiliency relates to digitally preserving organizational assets in the event of a natural disaster or data center corruption by means of redundant components and data availability. It is essentially an organization’s ability to avoid unexpected disruptions to data workflows. Read More


The Advantages of Tape for Backup and Archive

Six major benefits of tape and its advancements

Today, we are on the cusp of a data storage and management revolution. Whilst organizations are looking to increase agility via the optimization of data management for rapid retrieval, remote collaboration… – Read More Read More


From Identification to Migration, Protection and Access: Spectra StorCycle

As the expansion of data continues to accelerate, organizations face an ever-increasing need to find affordable, creative solutions to the problem of long-term data retention and protection. Most IT administrators are caught between a rock and a hard place. They are running out of space on their expensive, high performing storage systems, but simply don’t have the budget to increase the size of those systems to accommodate the extreme performance required by today’s business applications, as well as for the economical long-term data preservation. Read More


Trends in Video Surveillance: Managing Retention Rates and Cybercrime

Video surveillance data storage trends

Marketing Program Manager, Spectra Logic

Over the last few years, the video surveillance industry has seen a boom in the amount of video content being generated. As lengthening retention rates, increasing camera intelligence, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation escalate video storage needs and burden existing systems, many organizations are realizing that the amount of managed digital assets will continue to grow. This means that storage strategies for video content can quickly take up a major part of their budgets. Read More


Is a Tape Environment Compatible with the GDPR?

General data protection regulation or GDPR and protecting your data image

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a newly implemented regulation concerned with the collection, handling, storage, protection and deletion of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). While reforms were agreed upon in December 2015, organizations were not expected to be compliant until May 25, 2018. The main points of the ruling are: Read More


The Role of Multi-Tier Storage in High Performance Computing Environments

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Marketing Program Manager, Spectra Logic

Our society is currently undergoing an explosion in digital data that shows no sign of slowing down. The volume of data created each day has increased immensely and will continue to grow exponentially over time, especially in high performance computing research environments. Where should organizations store their data and what is the best way to manage it? Sure, short-term fixes are appealing due to their easy implementation, but often worsen long-term storage challenges associated with performance, scalability and cost. It is essential to consider future needs when examining storage options. Read More