Archive and Backup

Last week I looked at how archiving data can help take the strain off backup systems.  The theory is pretty simple: if you have less data to backup, then it is easier to meet backup windows with fewer resources. Read More


How Archive Can Fix Backup

I have talked with a lot of storage and backup administrators over the years.  While everyone has challenges that are just as unique as their data sets and organizations, there is a common theme.  Users typically say, "My backups take too long," "I need faster hardware," "I take too many tapes offsite" or "Even with deduplication, I can't afford to replicate".  Read More


National Center for Supercomputing Applications Selects Spectra TFinity Tape Library for Eight Petabyte Data Archive

Computational Research Data Projected to Increase by Two Petabytes Stored on Tape Annually

BOULDER, Colo.—March 15, 2011— Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that it won the contract bid to archive computational research data for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). NCSA chose a nine-frame Spectra® TFinity tape library initially configured with 25 LTO-5 drives and 8,000 licensed media slots for its eight petabyte archive. TFinity was selected due to its unique features critical to high-performance computing (HPC) storage, including high capacity of data storage, low data center foot print, high availability, flexible and easy scalability and media health monitoring with management options such as Media Lifecycle Management. Read More


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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