Discovery Communications Improves Data Availability and Efficiency of Digital Asset Management Infrastructure with Spectra Logic

Spectra T950 Stores 24,000 Hours of File-Based On-Air Show Content in Less Space

AMSTERDAM AND BOULDER, Colo.—IBC2009—September 14, 2009 – Spectra Logic, a leading innovator of intelligently integrated data protection solutions, announced today that Discovery Communications, the world’s number one nonfiction media company and parent company of such networks like the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, selected a Spectra® T950 tape data archive/library to increase its data availability and data center efficiency in its Latin American operations, based in Miami, Florida. Discovery chose the Spectra T950 because it is very easy to use, saves a great deal of space and maximizes uptime with its ability to store spare library components on-site for easy installation as required. Read More


Painless Backup is Not an Oxymoron

Painless backup is not an oxymoron. Spectra Logic has been continuously inventing features and design that promote painless data protection. These innovations have accompanied the steady improvement in tape technology—drives and media—over the last decade, during which technological advances have improved tape reliability by more than 700%. “Advances in the coating of tape film, read-after-write data verification and powerful error correction codes provide confidence in the integrity of data stored on tape. These robust tape cartridges are coupled with drive technology that features simpler tape paths and servo tracking systems to promote error-free tape handling.”1 Read More


The Holidays Come Early for the Federal Government

It’s Christmas all year round at Spectra Logic.

Federal spending is predicted to reach $3.02 trillion in 2009, so most every vendor is scrambling to get as much as they can. The real smart vendors, like Spectra Logic, dedicate resources to federal the entire year….  Trust me, if you are just jumping on that bandwagon folks call buying season, Elvis has left the building. Read More