StorCycle 3.2 Brings Scheduled Delete and More to Greatly Enhance Storage Lifecycle Management

Let’s talk about data storage management solutions and how Spectra Logic’s StorCycle storage lifecycle management software is helping customers address these challenges. Many organizations today have large amounts of data that is growing rapidly and that is critical to their business. All this data is being kept typically on one active primary storage tier, when in fact up to 80% of that data is inactive and doesn’t need to be stored on that expensive active tier taking up valuable space and costing money. Secondary storage solutions such as cloud, spinning disk and tape are all available as lower cost options, but inactive data is usually still not being moved because it is difficult to identify, difficult to migrate, and difficult to access once it’s migrated. Read More


StorCycle’s New Data Storage Savings Calculator – How to Take It for a Spin

Every now and then, a software release rolls out that includes a new feature so exciting that the feature itself has to be called out on its own. That’s the case for StorCycle’s new data storage savings calculator, which is part of StorCycle 3.1, the latest release of Spectra’s storage lifecycle management software. So, what makes this feature so compelling?

Well, for one thing, the new data storage savings calculator enables end users to gain insight into their organization’s data, including less frequently accessed data that tends to hide out on expensive primary storage. From there, the feature calculates the potential cost savings an IT professional would realize if they moved much of their organization’s less active data off of expensive primary storage to more suitable and less costly storage targets for long-term data access and protection. In a nutshell, the StorCycle data storage savings calculator helps IT professionals make smarter decisions by providing them with both data and cost-saving insights so they can better manage their IT infrastructures and budgets. Read More


How Data-Driven Organizations Boost Efficiencies and Improve Performance

If ever there was a time for organizations to become more effective and efficient, that time is now.  With the economic impact of COVID-19, organizations are looking to reduce expenditures while continuing to advance their operations. For organizations that are reliant on data to further their business efforts, there is no way to stem the flow of that data and its ongoing growth. Despite these challenges, many organizations continue to store all of their active and inactive data on an expensive primary storage system. And, when the system capacity fills up, they spend a large chunk of their IT budget buying another node of primary storage. Then another. Read More


Spectra Logic Just Made It Even Easier for Customers to Use BlackPearl

To this date, hundreds of Spectra Logic customers have implemented our BlackPearl® Converged Storage System to affordably store data long-term. Spectra’s BlackPearl is a purpose-built storage platform that integrates directly with ”data mover” software applications to simplify workflows and seamlessly manage large volumes of data to multiple storage targets. BlackPearl includes an S3-like interface to move data into its object storage on cloud, disk and tape. In order to help even more customers meet their long-term storage needs, Spectra has recently introduced another, easier system for transferring files into BlackPearl. This new system is called Spectra RioBroker. The announcement, made yesterday, can be read here. Read More


Trends at International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Amsterdam 2018

As I write this, I am currently flying back home to the United States after another great show for Spectra at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam. The show brings together almost 60,000 visitors, attracting different players from the media and entertainment industry from all over the world. The conference’s program of panels, discussions and keynotes features more than 400 speakers and is complemented by a comprehensive exhibition which brings together close to 1700 exhibitors, each showcasing the state of the art in technology. I am exhausted but also energized from all the great conversations we had with customers and partners. Read More


BlackPearl Software Updates Enable Intelligent Object Management

Spectra Logic has released a new version of its BlackPearl software, version 5.0. The update, which was announced in a recent press release, introduces several major new enhancements, including object versioning and staging, chunk aggregation, and a host of intelligent object management attributes. The feature-rich software is a key component of Spectra’s BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, a purpose-built storage platform that integrates directly with ”data mover” software applications to simplify workflows, and seamlessly manages large volumes of content to a variety of storage targets, including disk, tape and public cloud. The latest software advancements provide modern data centers with lower storage costs, time advantages, and improved capacity and data integrity.

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Spectra Logic BlackPearl Developer Summit

On Tuesday, October 20th at 9:00 AM MST, Spectra Logic will host its first ever BlackPearl Developer Summit, a virtual conference for current and potential BlackPearl client developers to come together and learn about Spectra’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway, and the BlackPearl client development process.

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During the two-hour virtual conference, attendees will receive product updates direct from Spectra’s CEO, Nathan Thompson, and from BlackPearl product manager, Steven Easter, who will explain in detail how these new features will improve the client development process for customers and developers alike.

Attendees will also receive a tutorial on how to build a Spectra S3 client for BlackPearl, where they’ll see first-hand how one of Spectra’s partners developed a client, and be able to watch it in action! Finally, engage in a real-time, Q&A session with Spectra’s BlackPearl Engineering team at the end of the conference.

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Would you like to attend Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Developer Summit? Click here to learn more about this exclusive event and register today!

For more information about Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Developer Program, visit https://developer.spectralogic.com.