New Trends in Tape Technology for the Modern Data Center

Join Spectra as we discuss how tape has evolved over the years and how it continues to transform to support businesses and their modern data center needs. You will learn about advancements in tape technology, including the advent of object storage tap and ethernet tape connections, among other enhancements that have evolved to accommodate the largest data growth markets today.


New Report by Evaluator Group Validates Key Benefits of Spectra StorCycle Software as a Valuable Tool for Storage Lifecycle Management

BOULDER, Colo. – June 11, 2020 –Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today shared third-party test results verifying that StorCycle® software, a storage lifecycle management solution, is adept at pinpointing inactive data and completed projects using a variety of criteria, including age, size, and other measures, and migrating those files to a more cost-effective storage tier consisting of secondary NAS, the public cloud, object storage and tape, saving organizations time, money and headaches. Read More


Spectra Tape Libraries Support U.S. Federal Agencies Lending Supercomputing Resources in the Fight Against COVID-19

At the end of March, the White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium is a private-public effort to bring together federal government, industry, and academic leaders who are volunteering free compute time and resources with the goal of significantly advancing the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), one of several U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories in this partnership, the sophisticated computing systems available through this consortium could help scientists develop answers to complex scientific questions about COVID-19 in hours or days versus weeks or months. Read More


Cloud Control

Private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud are terms we hear virtually every day. Compound those terms with Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service, and the picture really gets confusing. The cloud is not a single, homogeneous offering. The attributes of various cloud offerings vary tremendously.


The SpectraLIVE Buzz: Here’s What You Missed

Earlier this month, Spectra Logic held its first SpectraLIVE Virtual Conference. The conference is part of a new program to provide Spectra customers and visitors with numerous opportunities to connect, engage, learn and interact with Spectra leadership and product managers virtually. The event enabled attendees to hear about the latest market trends, learn about Spectra solutions, watch product demonstrations, ask questions and share feedback.

After kicking off the live virtual event with an introduction to the company and its mission, Spectra experts dove into a hardware overview of Spectra tape systems, network-attached storage (NAS) and object storage solutions, covering new features and functionality as well as roadmaps. These sessions were followed by a panel discussion on the benefits of hybrid cloud storage using both on-premise and off-premise cloud solutions to protect data. “Spectra in the Cloud” offered key insights into the best ways to ‘control’ the cloud to maximize effectiveness. The morning also involved an overview of Spectra’s latest storage management software, StorCycle, including upcoming releases, a live demonstration of the software, and a discussion on customer use cases in a number of vertical markets. Read More


New Remote Installation Program Helps Spectra Customers Deploy and Configure Equipment Remotely During Coronavirus Outbreak

Last week Spectra Logic announced a new Remote Installation Program to help customers maintain business continuity during the coronavirus outbreak. The new program partners Spectra engineers with customers to remotely guide them through the standard processes to safely and successfully install and operate their new Spectra solutions. For customers who are restricted from having outside personnel step onsite, Spectra’s new Remote Installation Program provides peace of mind by enabling them to receive remote assistance with installation, set-up, testing and service. Read More


Welcome and Spectra Introduction


Spectra introduces the company, its mission and the new SpectraLIVE Virtual Program and what will be covered during the virtual conference.


Hardware Overview


Experts will cover Spectra tape, Spectra BlackPearl NAS, Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System and their respective roadmaps, as well as discuss new features and functionality that increase performance and productivity.


Spectra in the Cloud


This panel discussion will offer you key insights on how to ‘control’ the cloud to maximize effectiveness. We’ll discuss the benefits of a hybrid cloud using both on-premise and off-premise cloud storage to protect your data.