How Does StorCycle Impact Backup and Archiving?

Backup and Archive – what is the difference? In essence, backups provide organizations with business continuity.  A backup creates a secondary copy of a data set to protect against data loss and provides the ability to restore a system quickly to a previous state. Backups typically increase the need for storage capacity by creating multiple copies of Primary Tier data. Designed for quick recovery, backups are a way to protect active data that is stored on the primary storage system. In contrast, archiving involves moving data to a lower cost repository rather than copying. Archive is meant to keep data for the long-term and accessible for future reference – for instance, a company may archive completed projects, inactive and aging data, or data that is required to be stored for a certain period of time due to regulations. Archives protect data by making multiple copies of the migrated data, often on multiple storage mediums, and in multiple storage locations. Read More


The 2019 NAB Show Buzz – Ideas to Follow Post-Conference

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Another eventful NAB Show is behind us. Once again, the media and entertainment masses ascended upon warm Las Vegas to attend the industry’s largest tradeshow, the National Association of Broadcasters, to learn about new technologies and trends, in the hopes of gaining a leg up on the competition. There were four main buzzes in the Spectra Logic booth to be noted: Cloud, BlackPearl, migration and integration.

Cloud

Everyone is all about the cloud, and it was no different at NAB. So what exactly is it? Plain and simple, its hosting. Cloud is someone else hosting your applications, your computing your storage, etc., on a device somewhere else via https.  Essentially, it means users don’t have to own hardware or physical space to accommodate processing or storage. Including cloud as part of a hybrid storage strategy is commonplace today. Spectra’s BlackPearl hybrid storage ecosystem accommodates cloud mandates by creating a storage environment that stores content both locally, on-premise, as well as in the public cloud. The mix of storing assets on-premise and in the public cloud provides layers of protection for content and the most effective means to accessing assets affordably when they are needed. Read More


Observations from the Show Floor at NABShow NY

It’s been a few years since I last visited NAB NY. At the time of my last visit, the show was called HD World. More than a few things have changed since then. Now branded the NAB of the East, NAB NY has a fresh face and opens its arms to the eastern-seaboard of broadcasters, production shops, and media, entertainment and technology professionals looking for new and innovative ways to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform.

With over 102,000 attendees, NAB NY 2018 showcased the trends shaping the future of media and entertainment and offered big-picture insights and critical details on the latest disruptive technologies in the industry. The two-day show provided an opportunity for Spectra to meet with its valued technical partners – the likes of CatDV and StorageDNA  along with many others – while also connecting us with numerous channel partners and value-added resellers. These meetings help drive the business,  fueling and strengthening commitments to grow our solution sets and integrations and ultimately providing our customers with modern storage solutions that fit seamlessly into their workflows. Read More


VeeamOn 2018 and the Hyper-Available Future

Tape Technology Remains a Viable Veeam Backup Target

I had the pleasure of attending my first VeeamOn event this week. Veeam’s annual conference provides both end users and partners with insightful information on new initiatives. Set in Chicago, this year’s event facilitates conversation on a broader level by bringing these audiences together in one location. From the moment I landed, I had a feeling that the event was going to blow me away. With 2,200 in attendance, it didn’t fail to impress. Read More