Kim Francis
Manager of Sales Operations

Kim Francis

“As manager of sales operations, I oversee two teams: the sales operations specialists (SOS) and the customer care representatives (CCR). The SOS team provides direct support to our Enterprise Sales Reps in the ongoing development of existing and prospective customers. The CCRs cultivate account relationships and provide support for our install-base customers. Working in a customer-facing role at Spectra has been enormously rewarding in that our company believes in putting our customers first. I have so much gratitude for the innovation, culture, work ethic, and overall kindness at Spectra! “ Read More

Durham University’s DiRAC Memory Intensive Service Relies on Spectra Logic to Preserve Galaxy Simulation Data to Help Understand the Universe

Two Spectra T950 Tape Libraries with LTO-8 Drives and Media Store Irreplaceable HPC-Based Research in Astronomy and Cosmology at the Durham Facilities 

BRACKNELL, U.K. – 7/07/2021 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that the DiRAC Memory Intensive Service based at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology in the UK has deployed a Spectra® T950 Tape Library with LTO tape drives for the long-term storage of multiple petabytes of cosmological data, representing simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. In addition, Durham recently deployed a second Spectra T950 Tape Library with LTO drives and media to support DiRAC-3, an initiative funded by UK Research and Innovation to upgrade computing power at all four DiRAC sites. The new HPC systems will be three to five times more powerful than the existing DiRAC machines. Click here to read more about the Durham case study. Read More

Lifelong data: Imperial War Museum storage campaign

CIOs everywhere are obliged to procure long-term, secure storage for their organizations, but don’t hesitate to think of Ian Crawford, CIO of the Imperial War Museum (IWM). His mission is not only to store and store multimedia, which is the equivalent of five heritage sites containing highly sensitive data, but also to store it. – Read More

ColorTime: Storing and Delivering Petabytes of Content with the Help of StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software

The best lessons are learned through experience, which is why Spectra Logic is always thrilled to share a new customer case study publicly. Spectra case studies highlight how organizations solve pressing IT and data storage challenges with the deployment of new technology, allowing existing customers and prospects alike to discover insights and practical solutions from a wide array of companies and industries.

Our most recent case study highlights ColorTime, a Hollywood-based post-production studio that specializes in creative and digital media services for television, from content creation to management and distribution. ColorTime handles large amounts of data on a regular basis, processing millions and millions of small files as part of their busy media workflow. The post-production studio ingests raw camera footage to be color corrected and edited, and also scans original film as high-resolution digital intermediate files to be stored. Read More

Spectra Logic StorCycle Software Migrates and Manages the Storage and Preservation of Petabytes of Content for ColorTime

Hollywood Post-Production Studio Optimizes Storage Infrastructure with a Complete Spectra Logic Object Storage Solution that Includes Disk for Quick Access and Tape for Long-Term Archive 

BOULDER, Colo.  June 30, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that ColorTime, a post-production studio that provides world-class creative digital media services for television production projects, deployed Spectra’s StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software to automate cleanup of their production storage area network (SAN) and free up space for their incoming digital content. At the same time, ColorTime also installed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, a Spectra® BlackPearl Object Storage Disk System with 500 terabytes for quick recall of active projects, and a Spectra® Stack Tape Library to ensure safe, scalable and economical preservation of its high-resolution digital media. Read More

Lad Droesch
Spectra Facilities Manager

Lad Droesch

“As Spectra’s Facilities Manager, I ensure that our buildings are safe and in compliance with local and federal regulations. During the pandemic, I’ve worked hard to make sure we meet all health protocols. One of my favorite projects at Spectra was the build-out of our manufacturing structure in Boulder. It took a year, but we transformed the building into a safe, clean, efficient space to build our solutions. To celebrate before move-in, we created an obstacle course on the vast polished concrete and raced our skateboards. It was a thrill to see my then 7-year-old son on his scooter taking the lead.” Read More

Spectra Logic’s Latest StorCycle Software Release Raises the Bar for Modern Storage Lifecycle Management and Long-Term Data Protection

Boulder, Colo. – June 22, 2021  Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced several enhancements to its award-winning StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software. StorCycle software helps global organizations solve the challenges of exponential data growth by providing a better understanding of their data, migrating data to free up primary storage, protecting against ransomware attacks, and enabling disaster recovery copies of data. The new features in StorCycle 3.5 allow tiering and protection of cloud data, provide increased protection against ransomware attacks, and boost metadata searchability and accessibility, among other benefits. Read More

Spectra Logic Announces Details for Upcoming Webinar on How to Manage Exponential Growth of Machine-Generated Data in Life Sciences

Spectra Webinar Will Compare Effective Data Management and Preservation Methods Employed by Other Industries Such as Media and Entertainment 

Boulder, Colo. – June 17, 2021  Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that it will hold a live webinar to discuss how industries today are managing the preservation of voluminous data sets, particularly in the Life Sciences industry. The webinar will be held on June 24, 2021, at 9 a.m. MT.  Register here for the live webinar or to receive a recording after the webinar. 

Join Spectra CTO Matt Starr on this webinar to hear how other industries, such as the media and entertainment industry, are tackling the challenges of preserving huge data sets that reside on costly primary storage. Innovative data management and preservation strategies will be unveiled and applied to novel approaches in managing explosive data growth in the Life Sciences industry. Read More

Raoul Steve Ngan
Enterprise Sales Representative, Southern Europe

Steve Ngan

“I love gaining knowledge — and my sales role has allowed me to learn so much from each Spectra associate as well as from our great customers and partners. I am fascinated by the blend of science and technology and it has been a thrill to work with IN2P3 (Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particule), an organization that safeguards their irreplaceable scientific discoveries on a Spectra TFinity Tape Library. Spectra has given me exposure to so many bright people and I am always picking their brains and they are always happy to help.”