Kristen Coats
Graphic Designer

Kristen Coats

“I’ve had quite the adventure working at Spectra! I started as a part-time Graphic Design Assistant, then worked my way to mid-level Graphic Designer status. Along the way, I’ve gained life-long friends. I also am fortunate to have an amazing mentor at Spectra who has helped me become the strong, confident designer I am today. Recently, I had the honor of designing the look of our new SpectraLIVE virtual platform, which allows our customers and partners to learn about our solutions and interact with management. I love that every day is different and I can use my creativity to positively impact our brand.” Read More

Hossein ZiaShakeri
Senior VP of Business Development and Alliances, Global M & E

Hossein ZiaShakeri

“I started in 1984 as a technician and, boy, has it been a remarkable journey. I moved to engineering, debugging and designing a number of boards. Later, I helped design our first tape library called Bullfrog – the industry’s first Fibre Channel-attached tape library. I then transitioned to assessing vertical markets to grow our business. Through all the changing roles over the years, Spectra’s people have provided me with a strong sense of family. Heck, I even married one of them. Today I help drive Spectra’s product and business focus and am grateful for the broad experience (and fun) I have had along the way.” Read More

Active Archive Alliance Unveils State of the Industry 2021 Report; Announces Free Virtual Conference on the Benefits of Active Archive in a Mid-Pandemic World

Virtual Conference Will Highlight Key Findings from the Report, Best Practices and Evolving Uses of Active Archives

Boulder, Colo., May 5, 2021 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced the availability of a new report: “Saved by the Data: Active Archive Leads the Way in a Mid-Pandemic World,” which highlights the ways active archiving facilitates data management and helps organizations save money, efficiently access data wherever it resides, and build stronger security. The Alliance also announced its free virtual conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MT. Any IT professional, data storage manager, technology or channel partner or value-added reseller is encouraged to register here for the event. Read More

Spectra Logic Tape Libraries and NAS Solutions Achieve Veeam Ready Status for Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery

BOULDER, Colo. – April 29, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that its entire family of tape libraries and its Spectra BlackPearl® NAS solution have attained Veeam® Ready qualification with Veeam Backup & Replication™ v11. As a long-time Veeam Technology Alliance Partner, Spectra Logic continues to attain Veeam Ready status for its award-winning portfolio of tape libraries and disk solutions to ensure compatibility with Veeam as customers look for easy, economical and scalable storage targets in Veeam environments. Additionally, Spectra and Veeam will present a SpectraLIVE webinar, How to Implement a 3-2-1-1-0 Backup Strategy, on May 4, 2021.  Register here. Read More

Ryan Moriarty
Channel Sales Representative Rocky Mountain and North Central Regions

Ryan Moriarty

“Spectra is all about professional growth. I started off nine years ago working in Channel Marketing. I voiced that I was interested in a sales career path. The next thing I know, I was able to migrate into a sales role, which today includes managing Spectra’s VAR and alliance partnerships in the Rocky Mountain and North Central Regions. I have raised a family, moved into our dream home, and made a ton of friendships with both colleagues and partners. Hands down, this is possible because Spectra is all about the people — with everyone here willing to help, even if it’s outside of their scope of work.” Read More

Webinar Q&A: Seamless Tape Migration with Spectra

Welcome to Spectra’s webinar Q&A roundup. In this blog series we will pick relevant questions from our recent webinars and publish the responses here. 


Spectra Logic recently hosted a virtual presentation on data technology migration with Spectra CTO Matt Starr and renowned industry expert Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies. During the webinar we reviewed what it means when your storage vendor has put the brakes on supporting, upgrading and investing in their media, drives and hardware. We also explored ways to displace unsupported storage solutions. The following questions and answers recap highlights covered in the recent webinar. Read More

Building a Robust Backup Strategy

Backup is simply safeguarding or protecting the data that is being used by copying that data. Data can accidentally (and purposefully – think ransomware) be deleted, corrupted, lost, fall victim to natural disaster. With ransomware on the rise, there has been no better time to discuss and re-evaluate backup strategies. We’ve all heard of quintessential 3-2-1 strategy but we’ll dive in a little deeper to discuss the best storage mediums (disk, tape, cloud) for backing up your businesses’ lifeblood – its data. We’ll cover why it is so important to maintain an offline copy of data and you’ll hear first-hand from Spectra about how it was able to walk away from a ransomware attack without having to pay ransom. Read More

What’s New in Archive?

Data Archiving is an essential part of the data storage workflow. That’s because rarely accessed data still needs a place to live. Without a proper archive strategy in place, inactive data sits on high-cost, primary storage, despite it not being accessed or changed. Moving data to a more affordable archive tier frees up expensive but valuable primary storage for instant access to mission-critical data. During this session we’ll review the seven tenets of archive and how modern storage strategies can help you solve your data growth challenges