Sony Now Shipping AIT-5 Products

New Drives Deliver 400GB of Native Capacity per Cartridge and Backwards Compatibility

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2006 ? Sony Electronics is now shipping its fifth generation of Advanced Intelligent Tape drives, automation solutions and data media to OEMs as well as commercial and OEM distribution channel partners.

With a compact 3.5-inch drive form-factor, AIT-5 technology is the industry?s first tape-based technology to offer up to 400GB of native capacity (up to 1.04TB with 2.6:1 compression based on the ALDC algorithm) in a single 8mm media cartridge.

AIT-5 drives are read and write backward compatible with standard read/write as well as WORM AIT-4, AIT-3Ex and AIT-3 media, so users can smoothly migrate to the higher capacity of AIT-5 storage solutions without losing access to, or compatibility with, data recorded on these prior generations of media. Read More

Spectra Logic Named One of Colorado’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte?s Colorado Technology Fast 50 Program

Attributes New Product Development and Superior Customer Support to its 31 Percent Revenue Growth

BOULDER, Colo., October 20, 2006— Spectra Logic Corp. has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Colorado Technology Fast 50 Program, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in Colorado 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 2001–2005.

“Deloitte’s Colorado Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and tenacity to succeed in today’s very competitive technology environment,” said Kurt J. Randall, Colorado Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader, Deloitte Tax LLP. “We applaud the successes of Spectra Logic and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years.” Read More

Spectra Logic Offers Entry and Midrange Libraries with Symantec Backup Exec Included

STORAGE DECISIONS, NEW YORK, September 27, 2006—Spectra Logic today announced it has entered an agreement with Symantec in which Spectra will offer Symantec Backup Exec 10d QuickStart Edition for Windows Servers with Spectra’s entry and midrange tape library products. The bundled hardware-and-software solution is available immediately.

Customers receive complimentary, full-featured Backup Exec 10d QuickStart software for one individual Windows server when they purchase any of the following Spectra Logic products: Spectra® T120, T50, T24, 20K, 2K, RXT D150, RXT D350.

“IT managers worldwide have managed backups with Spectra Logic libraries and Symantec/VERITAS software in their networks for nearly a decade,” said Mike Garcia, Backup Exec product manager at Symantec. “Bundling our products is a natural step to offer easier access to proven technology.” Read More

Spectra Logic Ships Low-Cost Spectra T24 Library for SMBS

Spectra T24 Library Uses up to Two LTO Drives, Stores 19TB in just 2U

BOULDER, Colo., September 18, 2006—Spectra Logic, the data storage leader in innovative solutions, is introducing the Spectra® T24 LTO tape library for SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses). The Spectra T24 rounds out Spectra Logic’s TSeriesLTO library family, which now includes the T24, T50, T120 and T950. The T24 is built using proven technology and provides SMBs with worry-free, reliable backups.

“CDW technology experts design and recommend storage options from leading manufacturers to help customers manage information in a strategic and cost-effective way,” said Andrew Loughlin, manager of CDW’s storage specialist team.  “In addition to security, small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about storage products’ ease-of use and density.  With those needs in mind, we view the Spectra T24 as a good option for companies seeking enterprise-level benefits at an affordable SMB price.” Read More

Spectra Bluescale Encryption "Secures" the Big Bytes Award

BOULDER, Colo., September 18, 2006Light Reading‘s Byte and Switch, the premier online storage networking publication, named Spectra Logic BlueScale™ Encryption the winner of the first annual Big Bytes Award in the Storage Network Security category.  Spectra’s BlueScale Encryption was selected above other category finalists EMC Documentum Information Rights Management Services and NeoScale CryptoStor KeyVault.

The Big Bytes, created to recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in storage products, services, and implementations, were  in a ceremony last week at StoragePlus 2006 – Byte and Switch’s two-day enterprise storage conference. Read More

Mobility Electronics Selects Spectra Logic for Backup and Encryption

BOULDER, Colo., August 7, 2006— Mobility Electronics, Inc. recently purchased a Spectra® T120 with BlueScale™ Encryption to store sensitive employee data, e-mail and accounting information , which demands an extra layer of security. Mobility selected the Spectra Logic solution because it was reliable, scalable, easy-to-maintain and had the ability to effortlessly encrypt data with AES-256 bit encryption.

“The Spectra T120 met our existing backup and future encryption needs,” said Frank Tanner, systems engineer of Mobility Electronics. “The integrated encryption capabilities are simple to use and instantly integrate with my backup environment. Mobility would definitely recommend Spectra Logic data backup and encryption products to our peers.” Read More

Crawford Communications Selects Spectra Logic TSeries Libraries for Data Protection

30-Station Broadcaster Manages Multiple Libraries Simultaneously with Remote Library Controller


BOULDER, Colo., June 26, 2006—Spectra Logic’s easily managed T950 and T50 tape libraries were an ideal solution for Crawford Communications’ steady growth of its digital assets for a particular client. Over the past 18 months, the large, privately-held broadcast organization experienced an enormous increase in data, from 500 TB to two Petabytes in just 18 months. Storage and broadcast analyst Tom Coughlin, president and principal researcher at Coughlin Associates, projects the broadcast market digital storage demand will increase by more than 2.4 times between 2006 and 2008 to more than 1,000 Petabytes¹. Crawford Communication trusts Spectra libraries to keep pace with expected data growth. Read More

Spectra Logic Expands Executive Team

Spectra Logic Promotes Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Support Leaders

BOULDER, Colo., May 24, 2006—Spectra Logic today announced several additions to its executive staff, where four key leading directors within Spectra Logic have been named vice president of their respective departments. The new leadership spans across the manufacturing, sales, marketing and support organizations, and the new vice presidents have on average ten years experience in the storage industry.

Previous director of manufacturing, Larry Ching, was named vice president of manufacturing and materials. Brian Grainger was promoted from director to vice president of Federal and Southeast sales. Spectra Logic’s former director of technical marketing and product management, Molly Rector, was named vice president of marketing. Jen Reyna was promoted from director to vice president of worldwide support. Read More

Tupperware Selects Spectra Logic for Data Protection

Customized Partitioning, Expandability, Reliability are among the Spectra TSeriesLibraries’ Greatest Strengths

BOULDER, Colo., May 22, 2006— Data storage innovator Spectra Logic announced that Tupperware Inc. selected the Spectra® T950 and T120 libraries as the solutions to improve the reliability and scalability of the data protection environment. Tupperware chose the TSeries libraries for the Shared Library Services (SLS) partitioning feature which allows backup for separate data pools within one library, for their modular design, and for their BlueScale™ software environment. These features make these libraries expandable to accommodate future data growth while offering the high transfer rates and Fibre Channel connectivity to meet Tupperware’s backup window needs today. Read More

Spectra Logic Ships Industry First Encryption-Enabled Libraries

BlueScale Encryption Offers Enhanced Security, Multiple Key Option and Compression

STORAGE DECISIONS, CHICAGO, MAY 16, 2006—Spectra Logic is now shipping its Spectra T950 and T120 tape libraries with hardware-based, federally approved AES-256 encryption. Spectra libraries write to both LTO and disk, combining backup and encryption transparently into a single step. Spectra libraries with BlueScale™ Encryption let users seamlessly add a security strategy without changing backup policies, or adding hardware or software.

“As security for data at rest becomes a critical concern for IT managers everywhere, Spectra Logic has stepped into the breach,” said Steve Duplessie, founder of Enterprise Strategy Group. “BlueScale Encryption is the first embedded library product that affordably and easily provides the strongest available encryption on the market.” Read More