The Past and Future of Data with Fred Moore

Welcome back for episode four of The Spectra Current, where we have a great conversation with industry analyst Fred Moore. Listen as we explore his time as a semi-professional basketball player, learn what it was like building out the foundation for what we know today as the storage pyramid, as well as why security is no longer just a problem of the data center. Discover how tape can be a major benefactor of the growing secondary storage space, and how hyperscale data centers need tape to support their growing data footprints. Fred was a delight to have on, and we hope that you will enjoy this insightful conversation today. Read More


Media & Entertainment Update, Singapore

Join Spectra Logic for an informative webinar that reviews our transformation and how Spectra solutions have evolved in response to market shifts to accommodate all your storage and data management needs aligned with your vision, be it private, public,or hybrid cloud initiatives. During the webinar we review solution and feature updates, use cases and run demonstrations of our migration tools including Spectra RioBroker and RioCruise. You’ll hear about:

  • Spectra’s transformation
  • Spectra StorCycle Updates, and use cases
  • Spectra BlackPearl Updates (including new partner integrations)
  • Spectra RioBroker and RioCruise (migration tool kit & services)
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    The Tape Technology Update You Don’t Want to Miss: Unleash the Power of LTO-9 with Spectra

    This week, availability of the next generation of LTO technology was announced – the LTO Ultrium format generation 9. Offering a 50% increase in capacity from the previous LTO generation, coupled with tape’s air gap protection against ransomware, unsurpassed reliability and lowest cost per terabyte, LTO-9 is well positioned to help organizations meet growing data demands. While LTO tape media has increased in capacity on a regular cadence since its first generation, LTO-9 enables a single tape cartridge to store 18TB of native data.

    Full-height LTO-9 drives are almost two times faster than current hard disk drives, delivering uncompressed transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/second. Additionally, new features have been introduced with each generation, such as WORM, LTFS and hardware encryption. In fact, the new LTO-9 release is a catalyst to boost the performance and capacities of all Spectra tape libraries. Spectra Logic will integrate the ninth generation of LTO tape technology into its entire family of libraries to provide the lowest cost-per-gigabyte available to store massive amounts of date – all with proven enterprise-level reliability. For a closer look into the technology specifications of the new LTO-9, and how the technology boosts capacity and performance to enhance the storage and protection of data sets that are exponentially growing, click here. Read More


    Bill St. Ores
    Director of Test Engineering

    Bill St. Ores

    “My team tests and verifies that our products work as designed. We have the strongest test team we have ever had in my 21 years with Spectra. Our projects directly impact the bottom line. Trust me, there is never a dull moment. Over the years, Spectra has enabled me to work in many different roles within the company. For instance, I’ve been able to see first-hand how much work it takes to manufacture our products; how much service and support it takes to ensure happy customers; and how much engineering it takes to design products from scratch.”


    Spectra Logic Strengthens Tape Storage Leadership Position with LTO-9 Availability for its Family of Tape Library Solutions

    With LTO-9, Spectra TFinity Tape Library Stores an Exabyte of Uncompressed Data Making it the World’s Largest Data Storage System

    BOULDER, Colo. Sept. 8, 2021 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced the availability of the ninth generation of LTO technology for its family of tape library solutions, including the Spectra TFinity ExaScale, T950, T950v, T680, T380 T200, T120, T50e and Spectra Stack. These tape libraries support LTFS, WORM, hardware encryption, and Spectra’s exclusive Media Lifecycle Management. Certified with all major ISV packages, Spectra’s tape libraries seamlessly integrate with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Object Storage Platform, enabling users to create a multi-storage ecosystem for maximum storage, access and preservation of data to disk, tape and cloud. To learn more about LTO-9, register for Spectra Logic’s upcoming webinar, “Unleashing the Power of LTO-9,” on Sept. 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MST. Read More


    Company Culture with Mike Sausa

    Join us for a unique conversation with Spectra’s Senior Vice President of Organizational Development, Mike Sausa. Hear how the Spectra culture has been formed over the decades, learn about Mike’s “ten-year attention span” and how the desire to always be learning and trying new things has kept Spectra at the cutting edge of the data storage and data management industry.

    Spectra Logic · Company Culture Betsy Doughty Mike Sausa

    Recent Spectra Technology Partnerships and Integrations: Taking Your Storage and Data Management to the Next Level

    Partner cooperation is a high priority at Spectra Logic. The relationships Spectra Logic maintains with our Technology Partners allow us to deliver cooperative data storage and data management solutions that protect storage investments against obsolescence by lowering costs and reducing risk. Spectra has made significant investments in our technology partnerships, working with partner companies to develop solutions that address specific market needs and certifying our products with all major vendors to ensure that our customers can easily and efficiently protect their data in heterogeneous environments. Read More


    Data Resiliency with Eric Polet

    Welcome back for the second installment of The Spectra Current. Today we have Spectra’s Eric Polet on to discuss all things data resiliency. We will define a variety of terms, including what is data resiliency, what is an air gap, as well as, we discuss a variety of topics to help ensure your organization is prepared to have a truly resilient data storage strategy.

    Spectra Logic · Data Resiliency Betsy Doughty Eric Polet

    Are You Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

    Every organization is worried about it. And they should be. Ransomware attacks have increased by 62 percent globally since 2019.* Some cyber experts say It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ your organization will be attacked. In fact, Norton claims that cybercriminals will steal an estimated 33 billion records in 2023. Are you prepared?

    What is Ransomware?

    Ransomware is malware that infects computers and networks, encrypting data and locking its usage until a ransom is paid to unlock it.  Ransomware encrypts files fast – real fast. A VPN can’t stop viruses and ransomware can spread easily and swiftly through a network. To make matters worse, threat actors are becoming more sophisticated and demanding heftier sums to unlock encrypted data.  According to Harvard Business Review, the amount companies paid to hackers grew by 300 percent in 2020 — with ransomware demand amounts getting increasingly larger. Read More


    Building a Complete Active Archive Repository with Spectra & StorMagic

    During this informative webinar Spectra and StorMagic discuss how to build an end-to-end repository for rich media – including video surveillance, digital evidence and media entertainment content. We’ll review how to effectively gather digital assets, store that data and intelligently move it to a perpetual tier of storage for long-term archive and access.