A Renewed Focus on Sustainability: Optimizing Data Center Operations to Address Rising Energy Costs

According to the International Energy Agency[1], data centers in 2021 consumed 220-320 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, or around 1% of global electricity demand. And while data center electric consumption globally has only grown moderately overall despite strong demand for data center services, countries with expanding data center markets are seeing rapid growth. Moreover, rapid growth in large data center workloads has resulted in a 10 to 30 percent increase in energy use in this segment over the past several years. Emerging services and technologies such as streaming, cloud, gaming, blockchain, machine learning and virtual reality are poised to further boost demand for data services. Read More


Spectra Logic Storage Solutions Enable Scalable Data Preservation for World-Class Innovation at Edinburgh International Data Facility

BOULDER, Colo. – Nov. 15, 2022 – Spectra Logic, a global leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced that its customer, EPCC, has deployed two four-frame Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Libraries with LTO-8 tape drives and media to provide long-term archive and storage resources for the Edinburgh International Data Facility’s full range of data services. Read More


Accelerating Discovery in Supercomputing Environments by Centralizing Multi-Cloud Data Management

By Matt Starr
Chief Technology Officer, Spectra Logic

As supercomputing data sources become increasingly distributed, centralizing the management of data that may span multiple data centers, public cloud providers, and edge locations is key to accelerating research. Whether organizations are looking to expand information sharing for science teams, enhance data management practices across multiple clouds, or unlock data to be used in machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, multi-cloud data management addresses these challenges by seamlessly integrating multiple public clouds and on-premises object storage under a single namespace – allowing work to flow from on-prem to cloud and back again. Read More


Achieving Instant Access, Sharing and Archiving of Media by Integrating On-Prem and Cloud Services

Media and Entertainment workflows have been under tremendous pressure to offer instant accessing, sharing and archiving of media. As organizations are pushed even further into the cloud, new workflows must support a hybrid cloud data management model that unifies and simplifies content access and storage across on-premises and cloud using a single global namespace, seamlessly and without disruption. Doing so integrates public cloud services into a workflow with easy digital data movement capability, allowing M & E organizations to leverage existing on-premises applications and native cloud services, regardless of where the data is physically stored. Read More


The Spectra Steves

Join us for an exciting episode of The Spectra Current, with a few more of the Spectra Steves. We have Steve Ngan, Steve Cser, and Steve Baird who join us for an enlightening discussion surrounding their extensive tenure in the Data Storage industry, with additional insights into the personalities that make Spectra special. We hope you’ll enjoy this episode of The Spectra Current. Read More


A Deeper Look into the Data Management Benefits with the iRODS and Spectra Logic Integration

Managing and safeguarding research data is important for replicating results, documenting collaborations, complying with governmental and institutional rules and regulations, planning future research, and ensuring published discovery is available to the public for the long term. So it’s not surprising that researchers, whether working within an HPC or general university environment, wished that it was possible to keep data forever, on a low-cost medium, with minimal risk of failure or data loss. Spectra Logic and the iRODS consortium recently announced an integration that will help researchers and organizations drive innovation and accelerate results. Read More


SpectraLIVE 2022 ‘In Case You Missed It’ Edition Revisits Major Industry Events in Virtual Conference

SpectraLIVE is a virtual conference platform developed by Spectra Logic in 2020 to deliver relevant webinar content to help organizations make decisions related to managing, accessing and preserving their growing repositories of data. Over the last two years, SpectraLIVE has brought together industry experts, Spectra Logic executives, and end users in data-driven market verticals like high performance computing and media and entertainment to explore topics such as ransomware preparedness, best practices in cloud storage, backup and archive, and data storage and data management insights. Read More


Spectra Logic and iRODS Consortium Partner to Provide Glacier-Like Tier of Storage for Data-Driven Organizations

BOULDER, Colo. – Sept. 22, 2022 – Spectra Logic, a global leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced a collaboration with the iRODS Consortium to create a joint solution built upon Spectra Vail® software, Spectra BlackPearl® S3 storage and the iRODS data management platform. The combined solution enables customers to use industry-standard cloud interfaces for on-premises disk and on-premises glacier* storage with object tape, while unlocking multi-site/multi-cloud capabilities. Read More