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 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. 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. 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,

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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:

Data Center 2.0: Simple Guidelines for a Complicated World Read More