Spectra Logic COO to Present on Next-Generation Data Center at SNW 2008

Marcy Montgomery Reveals “Data Center 2.0” in First Session of the Next-Gen Data Center Track   BOULDER, Colo. – March 25, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, announced today that Marcy Montgomery, Spectra Logic’s chief operating officer, is a lead presenter at Computerworld’s Storage Networking World Spring Conference next month, at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.  Montgomery will leverage 23-years high-technology experience to present the data center’s history and best practices that will enable organizations to manage ever-growing data sets more efficiently.   The “Next-Generation Data Center” track launches with Montgomery’s presentation on the first day of SNW.  About the session:  
  • 45-minute speech with Q&A is scheduled on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1:00 EST
  • Session title: Data Center 2.0: Simple Guidelines for a Complicated World
  • Users will learn about the data center of the future, a best practices checklist, how to conduct true storage accountability, real issues versus short-lived trends, and about users who are truly prepared for Data Center 2.0
About Marcy Montgomery

Marcy Montgomery joined Spectra Logic in December 2005 after a 20-year career in high-technology business management at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard Company. During her tenure at Agilent and HP, she served as general manager in the manufacturing test and custom test solutions businesses. As Spectra Logic’s COO, Montgomery is responsible for the company’s manufacturing, finance, support, human resource, legal and infrastructure functions. Montgomery has extensive cross-functional experience, having held senior management position in manufacturing, finance and marketing. She earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s of science degree from Colorado State University. Read More


Spectra Logic Joins the Green Grid

BOULDER, Colo. – March 12, 2008 – Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, today announced its membership in The Green Grid. The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. Spectra Logic’s membership will extend the company’s knowledge and resource bank on end user needs for energy efficiency in storage.   Spectra Logic designs its intelligent Secondary Storage disk appliances and tape libraries with the EnergyAudit™ power usage and monitoring feature included standard. EnergyAudit taps directly into the power supply to track how much power is in use real time, and can report the data in watts per cubic foot, square foot or terabyte.  Spectra Logic designs power efficiency savings into all secondary storage platforms. For example, the Spectra T950 annual energy costs for power and cooling are more than 50 percent less than other enterprise-class tape libraries.   End users continue to note in our research that the finite power allocation planned for future storage growth is often consumed months, if not years, ahead of expectations and that close to 25 percent of all new data centers are being created to address this growth in power usage,” said Robert Stevenson, managing director of storage research for TheInfoPro (www.theinfopro.net). “Spectra Logic’s EnergyAudit feature offers a step towards energy measurement, allowing for better management of power usage within existing data centers.”   The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies. By joining The Green Grid, Spectra Logic is helping influence both developers and end users of data center technology.   “With energy costs rising, customers demand cost-effective and energy-efficient storage products,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s founder and CEO. “Spectra Logic designs solutions that use less power and offers tools to calculate cost-savings, and are now backing our commitment by joining the industry’s knowledge leader so we can continue to offer the most timely tools that customers wish to deploy.”   About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format. Spectra products provide integrated library, encryption, and key management options through the intuitive BlueScale 10 interface. Spectra’s energy efficient tape libraries and disk products use far less power than other comparable products. The company’s tape, disk and encryption solutions are designed to evolve over time.  Spectra products are an excellent investment for IT managers who project growth and plan for years into the future. Since Spectra Logic was founded in 1979, the company has introduced innovative, industry-leading products including: Intelligent Secondary Storage (nTier-2007); hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression (RXT-2006); hardware-based, library-enabled encryption with compression (BlueScale Encryption-2005); and integrated tape and disk in a single library (Spectra T950 with RXT-2004). Spectra Logic is changing the world of storage. Visit www.SpectraLogic.com for more information. Read More


Spectra Logic Lands Top Ten Percent in 2007 GSA IT Catalog Ranking and Top IT Contractors List

Spectra Logic a Top Vendor on GSA Schedule 70 for Combined IT Products and Services Sales

BOULDER, Colo., February 11, 2008—Spectra Logic, the innovator in data archive and backup, was recently ranked in the top ten percent of vendors listed on GSA’s Schedule 70, which covers its approved vendors’ combined IT products and services sales. Last month’s update provided by GSA IT Catalog research is based on revenue earned through GSA in calendar year 2007.

GSA is one of the three central management agencies in the Federal Government and approves products for direct purchase, to simplify the buying process for Federal agencies. Spectra Logic and its products have been listed on the schedule since 2003, under GSA contract number 47QTCA20D0064. Read More


Spectra T950 with Bluescale10 Named Finalist in 2007 "Storage Products of the Year" Competition in Backup Hardware Category

Product Offers LTO-4 Encryption Key Management, Power Management & Monitoring Capabilities

BOULDER, Colo., January 22, 2008—Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, was named a finalist in Storage magazine- SearchStorage.com’s Products of the Year annual competition, in the Backup Hardware category. The Spectra T950 with BlueScale10 Management Software offers users a suite of features previously unavailable in tape libraries, including advanced encryption key management for LTO-4 keys.

“BlueScaleVersion 10 was introduced in 2007, delivering two critical features to meet our customer’s needs:  the EnergyAudit power monitoring tool and complete LTO-4 support that lets administrators take advantage of LTO-4 encryption,” said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s founder and CEO. “BlueScale software has changed with the market since its first-generation release in 1994. Many more features are planned for release 2008, when users will access more new BlueScale functionality than in previous years combined.” Read More


BigMachines Customer Spectra Logic Featured in Sales Effectiveness Report By Aberdeen Research

Chicago, IL and San Mateo, CA, January 22, 2008 — BigMachines, Inc., a leading provider of web-based configurator, quote, and proposal selling tools, today announced that Spectra Logic, a leader in data archive and backup solutions, recently discussed their successful BigMachines deployment in a report on “Sales Effectiveness – Leveraging Content to Close Deals” by Aberdeen Research (Gretchen Duhaime, December 2008).   

BigMachines’ Lean Front-End® (LFE) solution helps leading companies in the high technology, industrial equipment, healthcare, and software/services markets empower their sales teams and channels. Read More


Argonne National Laboratory Awards Tape Library Systems Contract to Spectra Logic

Five-Year, 7.1 Million Dollar Contract for severaleight-frame Spectra T950 Enterprise Tape Libraries BOULDER, Colo. –January 21, 2008—Spectra Logic, the innovator in data archive and backup, announced today that Argonne National Laboratory (www.anl.gov), a Department of Energy National Laboratory, selected its enterprise-level T950 products for a five-year, multipleunit installation project. The Spectra libraries will store and protect data sent to Argonne’s new Chicago-based Leadership Computing Facility, which was purchased to accommodate the Laboratory’s growth. Argonne selected Spectra Logic products after a detailed 12-month search and proposal review, and the first product was installed this month. The eight-frame, 10,050-slot Spectra T950 with LTO-4 tape drives and media was implemented as part of a large, comprehensive project for complete data protection.  The Federal laboratory plans to install several more multiple-frame T950 units over the next five years. "According to a recent ESG survey, 54 percent of Federal Government agencies cited ‘keeping pace with the capacity of data to protect’ as one of their top data protection challenges,” said Heidi Biggar, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Spectra Logic’s T950 allows governmententities such as Argonne National Laboratory to accommodate rapidly expanding growth rates easily and cost-effectively." The Spectra T950 expands up to eight frames, which provides 16.08 PB storage capacity and scales up to 10,050 slots. The unit can incorporate RXT disk with tape in a single frame, be configured as a VTL and has integrated AES-256 encryption with compression capability and complete key management software. “The Argonne National Laboratory award marks Spectra Logic’s first multiple 10,000 slot contract within the Department of Energy system,” said Brian Grainger, VP of Spectra Logic Federal. “This contract is another significant accomplishment for Spectra Logic Federal and its goal to support more enterprise-class Federal opportunities.” About Spectra Logic Corporation Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help Federal agencies all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format. Spectra products provide integrated library, encryption and key management options through the intuitive BlueScale 10 interface. Spectra’s green tape libraries and disk products use an average of 60 percent less power than other comparable products. The company’s tape, disk and encryption solutions are designed  to evolve over time, and make an excellent investment for Federal IT managers who project growth and plan for years into the future. Since Spectra Logic was founded in 1979, the company has introduced innovative, industry-leading products including: Archive and Backup Servers (nTier-2007); hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression (RXT-2006); hardware-based, library-enabled encryption with compression (BlueScale Encryption-2005); and integrated tape and disk in a single library (Spectra T950 with RXT-2004). Spectra Logic is changing the world of storage. ### Media Contact: Leigh Grace, PR manager, Spectra Logic, 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 Donates Home Energy Funds to Colorado Families

Spectra Hosts Employee Holiday Drive for Energy Outreach Colorado   BOULDER, Colo.—December 20, 2007—More than 105,000 Colorado-based households require financial support to cover heating costs during the coldest months of the year. In response, Spectra Logic is supporting Energy Outreach Colorado, an independent, non-profit charity dedicated to providing home energy assistance to local families in need.   As part of a 2007 employee holiday drive, Spectra associates are joining to raise donations for Energy Outreach Colorado at the company’s Boulder headquarters. Spectra Logic’s staff has already contributed several hundred dollars to the cause, and collections will continue through the end of the year.  

“More than 59 percent of the households we supported during the 2006-2007 heating season included children; 48 percent lived in households led by a disabled family member; and eight percent lived in households led by seniors,” said Peggy Hofstra, director of communications for Energy Outreach Colorado. “We depend on corporate contributors like Spectra Logic to meet our annual goals to support these households.” Read More


Spectra Logic Ranks Number 44 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Program for Colorado

Attributes Increased Staffing, Training and Programs to its 36 Percent Revenue Growth   BOULDER, Colo., October 24, 2007— Spectra Logic, the innovator in data archive and backup, has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Colorado, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in the state by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002–2006.  This year’s Colorado Technology Fast 50 program is co-presented by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Q ADVISORS, AeA and NASDAQ.   “Sustaining high revenue growth over five years is an exceptional accomplishment, “said Kurt Randall, Deloitte Tax LLP. “We commend Spectra Logic for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity. We are proud to honor Spectra Logic as a winner in Deloitte’s Colorado Technology Fast 50.”   Spectra Logic’s CEO, Nathan Thompson, credits increased staffing, training and programs with the company’s 36 percent revenue growth from 2002–2006. Thompson said, “Spectra Logic made a significant investment in its sales and marketing staff size this year, which enabled Spectra Logic to launch a wider variety of sales and marketing programs. In turn, we have been able to provide better training and open up many new opportunities that were previously limited due to a smaller staff.”   Spectra Logic’s increase in revenues of 36 percent from 2002 to 2006 resulted in a 44th ranking in the Technology Fast 50 for Colorado. The average increase in revenues among companies who made the Technology Fast 50 for Colorado was 519 percent.    To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.   Companies from the 16 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America’s top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.   About Deloitte Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names “Deloitte”, “Deloitte & Touche”, “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu” or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.   About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                               Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format. Spectra products provide integrated library, encryption, and key management options through the intuitive BlueScale 10 interface. Spectra’s green tape libraries and disk products use far less power than other comparable products. The company’s tape, disk and encryption solutions are designed  to evolve over time.  Spectra products are an excellent investment for IT managers who project growth and plan for years into the future. Since Spectra Logic was founded in 1979, the company has introduced  innovative, industry-leading products including: Archive and Backup Servers (nTier-2007); hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression (RXT-2006); hardware-based, library-enabled encryption with compression (BlueScale Encryption-2005); and integrated tape and disk in a single library (Spectra T950 with RXT-2004). Spectra Logic is changing the world of storage. Visit www.SpectraLogic.com for more information. ###

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Spectra Logic Solves Mid-Range Upgradability Challenges with New Transcaleable TSeries Tape Library Line

Spectra T200, T380, T680 Libraries-The Right Way to Scale

 

DALLAS, STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD-October 17, 2007-

Spectra Logic, the innovator in data archive and backup, introduced an expansion to its TSeries tape library line today. Spectra® preserves data storage investments in its new midrange Spectra T200, T380 and T680 tape libraries by offering a seamless growth path from 1 to 24 tape drives, 50 to 680 slots of tape media, and up to 136TB of disk storage in a single rack mount unit.

Spectra’s revolutionary TranScale™ architecture scales mid-range libraries seamlessly in the backup environment. All components of the T200, the T380 and the T680 that interface with the backup environment are inter-changeable. As data grows, customers continue to use their original tape drives, power supplies, robotics, TeraPacks, media and control modules in the expanded library frame. Host reconfiguration is eliminated because all configuration, world-wide name, and serial number information are precisely preserved. This innovative new method of scaling mid-range libraries takes less time and is less disruptive than traditional rack-mountable library expansions that have historically required complex, time-consuming modifications of a chassis and alignment in the field. Now, customers can have the confidence to complete an upgrade and return to backing up in half a day or less—guaranteed. Read More