Spectra Logic Champions Local Education by Sponsoring Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk in the Boulder Valley School District

Proceeds to Provide Playground Equipment and Further Educational Programs for Community Children

BOULDER, Colo.—February 17, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that it is the Education Sponsor for the second annual Kohl Elementary 5K Run/Fun Walk. Attendance is projected to double from 250 participants in 2010 to 500 participants this year. Last year’s first annual 5K helped raise more than $2,700, and the 2011 goal is $5,000. 100 percent of event proceeds will go to Broomfield’s Kohl Elementary School to purchase new playground equipment and to extend educational programs for its students. Read More

CTO Insight: Big Data; Why Tape?

CTO Insight: Big Data: Why Tape?

 By Matt Starr, Spectra Logic’s CTO

I have watched the tape market’s growth over the last two years, which seems mostly due to the increasing number of archive installations.  With much larger system implementations projected through 2014, this growth will continue for the foreseeable future.  Military low-altitude and high-altitude video surveillance in countries like Afghanistan, the media and entertainment industry’s drive to 4K file data and the growth in PACS data are just a few of the many market segments driving the implementation of large archives.  Read More

Spectra Logic?s Molly Rector Honored in BCBR?s Forty Under 40

BOULDER, Colo.—February 15, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced that Molly Rector, the company’s vice president of product management and worldwide marketing, has been named to the Boulder County Business Report's  Forty Under 40 class of 2011.  The "Forty under 40" list honors select professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to shape the future through their contributions to the Boulder Valley Community. Read More

What Spectra?s up to at Backup Central Live

Backup and recovery guru – Curtis Preston recently announced a new seminar series, Backup Central Live by Truth in IT, for 2011.  When Spectra heard of the new events we signed up for the first 5 announced in early 2011 – how could we resist?!?! We were quite excited to participate in these day- long events taking place in various cities (Irvine, CA Jan 25; Santa Clara, CA Jan 27; Orlando, FL Feb 1; Chicago, IL Feb 3 – now Feb 22; Houston, TX Feb 8) – where we’d get the opportunity to speak one-on-one with end users as well as share some of our personal accomplishments and industry updates during a speech to the entire audience.
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Spectra Logic Federal Joins General Dynamics EDGE Innovation Network

by Mark Weis, VP of Spectra Logic Federal

Spectra recently joined General Dynamics EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders. Currently, there are several projects in development at six EDGE Innovation centers worldwide. The projects are intended to improve and enhance warfighter capabilities. Read More

Spectra Logic Rolls out T50e Tape Library Promotion

Come celebrate the start of 2011 with us at Spectra Logic.  To kick off the new calendar year, we are offering a Spectra T50e pricing special that is good for a limited time only.  The T50e offers entry-level and mid-market customers powerful library management functionality including  highly reliable tape backup and archive with complete Lifecycle Management, increased security through our integrated BlueScale Encryption, and a range of support options to complement their requirements.  In fact, thanks to our built-in BlueScale management software that ranges across our entire tape library family, the T50e offers all of Spectra’s rich features that competing libraries typically only offer to enterprise customers. Read More

Odd to Outrageous

First, the odd.  The enormous ball of tape (blessed by the Guinness Book of World Records, a marvelous device with which to level your desk) that EMC stuck in a London hotel lobby is the biggest ball of tape ever (2 meters across). Read More

Today’s Positive Tape Trends are No Surprise to Spectra Logic

I recently read Henry Newman's blog announcing his top 10 storage predictions on Enterprise Storage Forum. He summarized 2010 in two words: stagnation and consolidation. While this may have been true for some companies, Spectra Logic experienced quite the opposite. We invested in innovation and accelerated deployment of the TFinity tape library. We significantly grew our customer base, unit sales and revenues. We remained self-funded, debt-free and privately-held. Based on the tape innovations and technology advancements that we have brought to market, we knew that tape was poised to reign supreme. Read More