Optimizing the Storage of Unmanaged Media Assets – Project Archive for Content Storage

Unmanaged assets are typically external to traditional asset management applications, but exist in a variety of media and entertainment environments. In broadcast, examples include raw or original content, graphics and still images. In post-production, it can encompass any asset from raw content to finished projects, and anything in between. The amount of storage generated by these unmanaged assets often grows at an astonishing rate, which can lead to exorbitant storage costs when assets reside mainly on primary and production storage. Read More


Lawrence Livermore Computing Debuts New Spectra Tape Library for Preserving Invaluable Data

Spectra Logic is a leader in delivering innovative and economical data storage and data management solutions for the modern data center. The company’s technology portfolio meets the needs of customers in government, scientific research, high performance computing, media and entertainment and cloud environments. Among its offerings is the Spectra® TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library, the largest single data storage machine in the world. The TFinity will store and allow access to more than two exabytes (2,000 petabytes) of data when fully populated with IBM® TS1160 tape drives and media. With unsurpassed storage density packaged in the smallest footprint of any enterprise library in the market, the TFinity has become a staple at many of the world’s most recognized supercomputing and data-driven research institutions – one of which is the world-famous Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Read More


Predictions for storage in 2020

Predictions for storage in 2020 | David Feller, Spectra Logic

2020 will see some big changes in the data center. IP networking will finally be taking over from Fibre Channel, encryption is on the rise, and storage will be increasingly organized in two tiers, instead of the previous four layers.

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A Modern Storage Paradigm: Insightful Use Cases for Managing and Storing Data

Implementing a proper storage management strategy within a two-tier paradigm allows organizations to address today’s most relevant data storage problems while creating an environment open to future growth, development and change. Modern storage management software maximizes efficiency by enabling data to reside on the appropriate level of storage; storage budgets to be more accurately forecasted and managed; and new storage medium to be easily deployed without an overhaul to the existing storage infrastructure. Read More

Technology Developments and Customer Wins: Spectra Logic highlights of 2019

As we close out calendar year 2019 and our 40th year in business, Spectra Logic has much to celebrate. Here is a recap of some of our top achievements:

1) Product Announcements: In September 2019, Spectra debuted StorCycle, our new storage management software solution that streamlines the way organizations identify, manage, protect and access their growing amounts of data. General availability was announced the first week of December. StorCycle’s extensive roadmap will continue to help Spectra develop new markets and drive both software and hardware sales. Read More


Closing 2019: Holiday Celebrations at Spectra Logic

This year’s holiday celebrations at Spectra Logic were certainly jolly. To kick start the festivities, Spectra’s Summit, a women-led organization at Spectra Logic that builds community, organized a holiday happy hour and white elephant gift exchange on the second week of December.

Spectra’s Summit group celebrates the season by hosting a white elephant gift exchange

Spectra team members worldwide continued to get in the spirit with their ugly holiday sweater competitions. The company’s U.K. and U.S. teams had a great time making ugly look good with fun outfits. Read More


Tape Storage Council Issues 2019 Report on Trends and Innovations in Tape Storage Technology

The Tape Storage Council (TSC), a collaborative industry group of which Spectra is a founding member, released their annual memo, “Tape Takes Aim on Unprecedented Data Growth” this November. The report highlights current trends, usages and technology innovations occurring within the tape storage industry and what these developments mean for the overall data storage market.

Tape Has the Greatest Potential to Address Soaring Capacity Demand

The chief idea in TSC’s newly released memo is that tape’s sustained expansion in its offerings and reach uniquely position tape technology to address key storage-intensive challenges, including cloud storage, High Performance Computing (HPC), the expanding number of hyperscale data centers, storage requirement growth in entertainment, surveillance, and the rapid emergence of the IoT and edge computing. Having been fueled by more than a decade of significant technological development, tape’s steady technology improvements continue to give tape the lowest cost, highest capacity, fastest data transfer rates, and most reliable storage medium available, with the reliability of tape three orders of magnitude better than the best HDDs. Read More