Spectra Logic Systems Engineer Earns SNIA Expert Certification and Revises Exams

William Roming Joins Elite Group of 120 Worldwide Storage Network Experts
 
BOULDER, Colo.—September 5, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, today announced that a key member of the sales engineering group, William Roming, has earned the highest storage networking industry credential by passing all three Storage Networking Industry Association exams with high scores PLUS Cicso’s CCNP thus achieving credentials in SNIA’s Industry Certification Partner exams. Roming is now a SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E), and joins a select group of 120 storage networking professionals worldwide to create and revise new versions of the SNIA examinations.
 
"Will is a great example of a SNIA expert,  who is well-rounded in his skill set and is able to coach others along the way, and was selected because of his expertise in storage networking and certification achievements in the industry," said Jeanne Douglass, SNIA’s Education Program Manager. "Will is a great asset to SNIA program development and has been a stellar SNIA volunteer thanks to Spectra Logic. Due to Will’s efforts as part of the team, SNIA was able to accomplish its goals to revise the exams." Read More


Spectra Logic Extends More Enterprise-Class Features to SMEs

New T50e has Dual Port FC Drives, Encryption, Seamless Growth Path, Media Lifecycle Management

BOULDER, Colo.—August 4, 2008–Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, brings enterprise-class features to SMEs with the new version of the Spectra T50 tape library, the Spectra® T50e. The new T50e builds on the solid foundation of features offered in the previous generation, such as LTO-4 encryption with key management and the operational simplicity of Spectra’s BlueScale™ environment.  The 80 TB, 4U library is easy to use and integrate, and comes standard fully loaded with new enterprise features, which are all new to the SME library space. Read More


Spectra Logic Gives Channel Partners an Edge with Expanded Program and Tools

SpectraEDGE Offers Customized Incentives, Training, Better Margins in a Flexible Three-Level Approach

BOULDER, Colo.—July 15, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, today announced its new three-tiered channel partner program, SpectraEDGE. More than 300 Spectra Logic partners, across multiple vertical industries worldwide will now receive specialized tools and resources based on revenue achievements and certification benchmarks. SpectraEDGE lets channel partners achieve revenue goals with higher margins; better protect and register accounts; and shorten the sales cycle—in a customized, flexible format. Read More


Spectra Logic Product Named in CRN Emerging Technologies Vendor Award Program for Second Consecutive Year

Spectra Logic’s Media Lifecycle Management Software Sets It Apart from the Competition in 2008

BOULDER, Colo.—July 1, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, has been named in CRN’s Emerging Technologies Vendor Awards program for the second year in a row.  CRN’s editorial staff honors companies that offer technologies based on far superior technology, more robust margins and uncompromising technical support. 60 percent, or 69,000 of CRN’s subscribers plan to add an emerging vendor to their portfolio this year.

SpectraEdge, Spectra Logic’s channel partner program, offers partners the most comprehensive product marketing tool set necessary to help resellers easily position and sell Spectra products. Read More


Spectra Logic Adds Falconstor Virtual Tape Library and Deduplication to nTier Disk Products

Partnership Adds Deduplication and VTL with Replication Offering Seamless Tie to Tape

CHICAGO—STORAGE DECISIONS CONFERENCE—May 13, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, has signed a joint partnership agreement with FalconStor Software Inc., where Spectra will integrate FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library and  deduplication software on its nTier Intelligent Secondary Storage (ISS) appliances. The bundled solution eliminates storage of redundant data on the nTier disk backup target while maintaining integration with the tape archive solution. Spectra Logic pre-configures and optimizes the nTier Deduplication feature to ensure it arrives ready to deploy, saving customers’ hours of installation and configuration time. Read More


NASCAR Media Group and Spectra Logic Cross Finish Line with SNW Award

Spectra T950 Customer Wins SNW Award for Best Practices in Video Storage

BOULDER, Colo.—May 1, 2008 –NASCAR Media Group has been honored in Computerworld’s Best Practices in Storage Awards Program, in the ‘Selecting and Deploying a Storage Network’ category at Storage Networking World (SNW). NASCAR Media Group’s Spectra® T950, combined with Front Porch software, will store more than 50,000 hours of video footage, including NASCAR-related events, TV programs, movies, commercials and other broadcast data.

 “The sport of NASCAR is filled with rich history, colorful characters, thrilling finishes and unfolding drama.  We are excited to now have the means for accurately preserving the sport’s fascinating past along with the unforgettable moments being created each week," said Scott Rinehart, director of internal operations at NASCAR media group. "NASCAR media group selected the Spectra T950 due to its high storage density and low power consumption which meets environmental requirements in our facility.  We are now assured that the visual history of NASCAR as well as the great moments to come will be well preserved and accessible for all our fans.” Read More


Spectra Logic and Avid Team Up to Offer Data Archive Solutions

LAS VEGAS—NAB2008—April 16, 2008– Spectra Logic, the leader in storage innovation, today announced  Avid Technology, Inc. will resell Spectra Logic products, offering its customers a fully integrated hardware and software solution to manage content from ingest to archive. Spectra’s TSeriesdata tape libraries and nTier data archive disk appliances will be sold to customers by Avid® in conjunction with Avid Interplay® solutions.     Spectra’s TSeriesdata tape libraries and nTier disk appliances are available for purchase from Avid today.   “Spectra Logic nTier, coupled with Avid’s SGL media asset management software, provides a short term archive cache with quick and reliable access for near term on-air content,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri SVP of strategic marketing for Spectra Logic. “Our data tape libraries provide low-cost, long-term digital archiving to insure easy management and availability of content in the future when needed.”   Spectra’s TSeriestape libraries and nTier disk appliances offer industry leading power efficiency, storage density, and scalability. In addition to Spectra Logic’s worldwide support offerings, Spectra’s Assisted Self Maintenance program allows users to stock spare parts onsite for fast and seamless replacement, guaranteeing maximum uptime.    “We’re excited to be able to offer a complete solution that enables our broadcast customers to manage hundreds of thousands of hours of video archives,” said Doug Hynes, product marketing manager for Avid’s storage and infrastructure product lines.    Spectra Logic designs and manufactures a complete line of disk and digital tape archive products that integrate all major Media Asset Management (MAM), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and traditional data protection solutions. Supporting the industry-leading LTO format, SDLT, and Sony’s AIT and SAIT formats, Spectra digital archives emphasize “Ease of Use”, availability, flexibility, and scalability— expanding from a few hundred hours to hundreds of thousands of hours of content through Spectra’s seamless upgrade programs. Spectra archives ensure maximum uptime through extensive component redundancy, failover, and proactive monitoring. With tens of thousands of digital tape archives installed worldwide and backed by more than 28 years experience in digital advances, Spectra Logic is fully committed to serving the storage needs of the broadcast market.   Avid

is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign®, M-Audio®, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com. Read More


Spectra Logic Showcases Suite of Digital Asset Management Solutions at NAB 2008

Media Health Tracking Software and TranScale Libraries on display for Broadcasters for First Time   LAS VEGAS—NAB2008—April 14, 2008– Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, is showcasing its complete suite of tape and disk-based data storage products this week at NAB 2008. Spectra Logic’s disk- based archive cache products coupled with Media Asset Management software provide quick and reliable access for near term on-air content. Spectra data tape libraries provide low-cost long-term digital archiving to ensure easy management and availability of content in the future.    The Spectra TranScale TSerieslibraries and nTier disk appliances are available in Spectra Logic’s booth SU 14010 and throughout the show floor in partner booths, such as Masstech, Front Porch Digital, SGI, SGL, XenData and Dayang.   For the first time, broadcasters can view a live demo of Spectra’s new Media Lifecycle Management (MLM) software. MLM monitors and tracks information about individual data storage tapes, and uses it to report the health and utilization of each data tape, proactively identifying cartridges that pose a threat. This not only prevents potential data loss, but maximizes data tape utilization. MLM is a critical feature for broadcasters storing thousands of hours of video on hundreds or thousands of tapes.   “As broadcasters move into digital workflow and store content on data tapes for long-term archiving, it becomes crucial that they proactively monitor, manage and protect assets on these data tapes,” said Joe French, EVP of sales at Masstech. “The introduction of MLM, a standard feature of Spectra Logic’s tape libraries, is a giant leap to help broadcasters better manage and protect long-term archive content.”   NAB also marks the first public display ofTranScale productsto media and entertainment users. Spectra’s TranScale TSerieslibraries –the T200, T380, T680 and T950—contain interchangeable components, which can be moved to the next-largest library with a simple frame change, preserving customer investments in near-line and long term archive platforms. TranScale growth is a superior alternative to and offers better investment protection than comparable stackable libraries.   About Spectra Logic Corporation Spectra Logic designs and manufactures a complete line of disk and data tape storage products that integrate all major Media Asset Management (MAM), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and traditional data protection solutions. Supporting the industry-leading LTO format, SDLT, and Sony’s AIT and SAIT formats, Spectra digital archives emphasize “Ease of Use”, availability, flexibility, and scalability— expanding from a few hundred hours to hundreds of thousands of hours of content through Spectra’s seamless upgrade programs. Spectra solutions ensure maximum uptime thro ugh extensive component redundancy, failover, and proactive monitoring. With tens of thousands of data tape archives installed worldwide and backed by more than 28 years experience in digital advances, Spectra Logic is fully committed to serving the storage needs of the broadcast market. ### CONTACT: Leigh Grace, Spectra Logic PR, 704-231-9789, leighg@spectralogic.com Spectra and the Spectra Logic logo are registered trademarks of Spectra Logic Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  

Spectra Logic Enters International Reseller Agreement with SGI

Broadcast, Federal and Commercial Users Can Access Complete Storage Solutions from SGI   WASHINGTON D.C.— FOSE 2008—April 2, 2008—Spectra Logic, an innovator in data archive and backup, announced today that SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) will resell Spectra Logic’s TSeries and TranScale™ TSeries libraries worldwide. Spectra’s TSeriesproducts have been tested and certified as part of SGI solutions offerings, and are installed in a number of customer sites that span the enterprise space, including Crawford Communications, LaserPacific Media Corporation and NASA.   

"Our Spectra T950 combined with SGI high performance systems and CXFS shared file system software lets LaserPacific retrieve its digital intermediate data at amazing speeds," said Pavel Dvorak, an engineer for LaserPacific Media Corporation. "The product combination from two innovative corporations offers us top-quality digital asset management." Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces the Right Way to Scale from 50 to 10,000 Plus Slots with Transcale T200 Library

TranScale libraries superior to stacking libraries, offer reliable alternative in data growth management   WASHINGTON, D.C.—FOSE 2008–April 1, 2008–Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator,is now shipping the Spectra® T200 tape library, the newest member of the TSeriesfamily that provides TranScale™Users can purchase a T200 today and transform and scale— TranScale—to the larger T380, T680 and the enterprise T950 as data storage requirements grow.    growth , a new concept in the data storage industry.   TranScaling is easier, faster, and more cost-effective than scaling tape libraries using stacking modules. Stacking modules adds complexity to the library configuration. TranScaling eliminates reliability issues that can arise from stacking and pass-through configurations. To TranScale, simply migrate the proven configuration and components to a larger chassis. The backup software and network environment are unaffected and require no changes or updates. Adding capacity by bolting onto a library is now replaced with built-in scalability through the TranScale T200 through the T380 and beyond. The same components that can move between chassis are so easy to install that customers can do so using components from a cache stored on-site through the Assisted Self Maintenance (ASM) option.   “

The T200 is easy to use, manage and scale—lowering management costs due to the library’s unique, inexpensive growth path with TranScale,” said Brian Grainger, VP of Spectra Logic Federal. “Federal customers will like the convenient ASM option where data center staff can quickly replace components on-site, eliminating the wait for a technician with security clearance to make a simple swap.” Read More