NASCAR Productions Preserves and Archives High-Resolution Video Files with Spectra TFinity

Spectra LTO Libraries Meet NASCAR Productions’ 260% Video Footage Growth

BOULDER, Colo.—March 5, 2013Spectra Logic today announced that NASCAR Productions has selected a Spectra® TFinity tape library to archive 180,000 hours (8.0PB) of NASCAR Productions’ high-resolution video footage. The enterprise-class TFinity, utilizing LTO data tape technology, will manage and store NASCAR’s vast historical broadcast data, including NASCAR-related events, TV programs, movies, commercials and other broadcast-related data sets. NASCAR’s video footage was previously archived on a Spectra T950 tape library, enabling a transition to a higher-capacity TFinity tape library using Spectra’s TranScale feature, which protects prior investments and allows users to seamlessly transform and scale an existing tape library. Read More

Spectra Logic Installs More Than Half an Exabyte of Tape Storage Capacity in First Half of FY2013

Posts 9% Year-over-Year Growth and Strong Profitability

BOULDER, Colo.—February 26, 2013—Spectra Logic today announced strong revenue and profitability results for the first half of fiscal year 2013, which ended December 31.  Following six consecutive years of profitability, Spectra Logic’s momentum continued as high capacity, tape-based archives have become the prevailing standard for media and entertainment, high performance computing (HPC), cloud and general IT organizations challenged with storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of unstructured file data. Company revenue increased nine percent year-over-year during the first half led by strong revenue growth of Spectra’s flagship product, the Enterprise TFinity tape library. The company installed 550 Petabytes (or .55 Exabytes) of tape library storage capacity during the six-month period ended December 31.   Read More

What to Expect in 2013: Top 10 Storage Industry Predictions

Last year was the year of Big Data awareness as companies continued to grapple with, and sought out new technologies to manage the explosive growth of both structured and unstructured data that continues to be both a blessing and a curse.  We are able to benefit so much from this data utilizing it to extract new details for medical research, to better predict weather patterns, and to help organizations understand customer preferences and buying patterns better.  Read More

Dear Santa, I need some storage.

Dear Santa,

Christmas is almost here and I’m not ready yet.  I am hoping you can help.  I know it has been a while since I have written you, but I have been very busy.  In fact that is part of what I need help with.  Read More