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. 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, Read More

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."   Broadcast customers like LaserPacfic can take advantage of Spectra Logic’s new

Media & Entertainment Storage Calculator, a tool that translates a client’s required number of video hours into storage needs. 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.   Read More

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:

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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 ( “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.”  

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Spectra Logic Hosts Bonfils Blood Drive to Support Colorado Community

More than 10 percent of staff to donate in “mobile” blood drive at Boulder headquarters BOULDER, Colo. – March 11, 2008 – Bonfils Blood Center needs more than 4,000 people to donate blood each week to meet the needs of Colorado’s patients and to maintain a state of blood supply readiness to support any unforeseen events.  Spectra Logic is hosting an onsite employee blood drive today to support Bonfils, which provides Colorado with an incredible 80 percent of the state’s blood supply. Spectra Logic selected the mobile blood drive option, where Bonfils collects donations at the company’s chosen site. More than half of the blood Bonfils’ collects comes from its mobile blood program. Some organizations host one drive per year, others host drives every 56 days (the donation interval for whole blood) and some host a drive as often as 12 times per year. “We are in constant need for donations, as red blood cells are usable for only 42 days,” said Julie Scott, public relations specialist for Bonfils. “Four percent of Colorado residents currently donate blood, and we depend on organizations like Spectra Logic to maintain a healthy blood supply for local patients.”   2007 Facts about Bonfils Blood Center  

  • Bonfils collected nearly 200,000 units of blood in 2007, which saved or enhanced 600,000 lives.
  • Nearly 120,000 blood donors made life-saving donations in 2007.
  • Bonfils is one of only eight community blood centers in the nation contracted to supply blood to the U.S. Military when called upon.
  • Bonfils conducted more than 3,600 mobile blood drives hosted by nearly 1,400 business, civic groups and faith-based organizations
  • Bonfils provided blood products to the military five times in 2007.
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    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. 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-’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. Read More