Spectra Logic Expands U.S. Presence with New Strategic Distribution Partner, PacData

New Relationship expected to increase IT VAR opportunities in U.S. Market

BOULDER, Colo. – July 23, 2019– Spectra Logic, a leading provider of data storage and data management solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with PAC Data that will expand Spectra’s reach in the U.S. market.  Based in California, PAC Data will distribute all Spectra Logic data storage solutions to its VAR customers throughout the U.S. 

“Today’s resellers require data storage solutions that radically enhance IT workflows and infrastructures,” said Dave Holloway, CIO PAC Data.  “As a result of our collaboration with Spectra Logic, our resellers will benefit from PAC Data’s expertise on storage and backup to help their customers access, share, manage and protect their growing amounts of irreplaceable data.” Read More


Spectra Logic Collaborates with Premier U.S. Research and Development Laboratory on Open-Source Application Now Available on GitHub

Spectra Logic firmly believes that collaboration and partnership are a great source of opportunity and improvement in business. In fact, Spectra’s business development team works closely with customers and ecosystem and channel partners alike to plan, develop and deliver the company’s solutions. Spectra is considered a trusted-advisor to many of the world’s key data storage users and has become a true partner to its customers – accommodating requests spanning from new code creation to feature enhancements. Read More


2019 Take Your Dog to Work Day at Spectra Logic

Spectra employees in Boulder celebrated the 21st annual ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ by bringing their furry friends into the office on Friday, June 21. The event, first established in 1999, was created by Pet Sitters International to encourage businesses to allow dogs in the workplace for one day each year to celebrate the great buddies that dogs make and promote adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. Take Your Dog to Work Day is always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day. Media coverage and web traffic indicate growing support of and participation in the event across the U.S. and abroad. Read More


Spectra Logic Wins “2019 Object Storage Vendor of the Year” Award

Spectra’s BlackPearl object storage platform provides an easy interface to storage solutions, including disk, enterprise tape and cloud targets for maximum data protection

BOULDER, Colo. – June 27, 2019– Spectra Logic announced today that it has been named Storage Magazine’s “Object Storage Vendor of the Year” at its annual awards ceremony held in London this month. Recognizing outstanding companies, products and services in the global IT industry for 16 years, the coveted ‘Storries Awards’ honor organizations and people who exemplify excellence and drive advancements in multiple areas of the data storage industry. Winners are selected by open vote. Read More


A New Approach to Storage for Media and Entertainment: The Two-Tier Model

Part three of three – Perpetual Object Storage Systems

In the previous two blogs in this series, we discussed the two-tier paradigm in content storage systems, and dove deep into the first tier known as project/production. In this blog, we’ll explore the perpetual tier. As mentioned earlier, the first tier (project/production) is file-based. The second tier, or perpetual tier, is object-based, and is designed to be a landing zone where digital assets persist over time. The perpetual tier stores raw content with any associated managed assets that require sharing across a team so the content is always available for future work, including editing, color grading, music scoring, visual effects, etc. As newer versions of assets are created, prior versions are kept on the perpetual tier for safekeeping. Read More


A New Approach to Storage for Media and Entertainment: The Two-Tier Model

Media Assets

Part two of three – Production Storage File Systems

The volume of digital assets created each day by media and entertainment (M & E) organizations continues to grow exponentially over time and shows no sign of slowing down. A two-tier paradigm in content storage systems enables the project tier production storage to use high bandwidth file storage for editing and shared content access while leveraging the perpetual tier for all content that does not require active editing, use or consumption. We presented a high-level introduction to the new two-tier storage model in part one of this blog series here. The active editing and use of data requires high performance systems such as Alcestor, Pure Storage, Qumulo, and Stellus Technologies. Read More


Spectra Logic Publishes Its “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2019” Report

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Spectra Logic today announced the publication of “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2019,” the company’s fourth annual report on the data storage industry. The report examines the future of data management, usage and storage, and details the current state of the industry and the opportunities that organizations have to preserve their digital assets indefinitely.

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A New Approach to Storage for Media and Entertainment: The Two-Tier Model

Media content storage

Part one of three – Introducing the Two-Tier Model in M & E

Content is the lifeblood of media and entertainment organizations. Content growth, ever increasing raw and edited file sizes and greater resolutions — 4K and 8K formats, virtual reality, augmented reality and high dynamic range — have placed tremendous pressure on storage systems. The modern media organization demands collaboration like never before, meaning timely multi-site access to assets is crucial to success. Furthermore, content workflows rely on efficient analysis and search capabilities, with organizations often requiring multiple workflows within a single infrastructure, exceeding the functionality of the traditional filesystem. Increasing scale, level of collaboration and diversity of workflows are driving the industry toward a new model for media storage. Read More


Spectra Logic Publishes its “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2019” Report

The annual report examines current and future trends in storage technologies for the long-term preservation of critical data

BOULDER, Colo. – May, 21, 2019 – Spectra Logic today announced the publication of “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2019,”the company’s fourth annual report on the data storage industry. The report examines the future of data management, usage and storage, and details the current state of the industry and the opportunities that organizations have to preserve their digital assets indefinitely. Storage and media manufacturers, application developers and users will gain insight into the future of the data storage industry after reviewing the report. Read More