Spectra Logic Enterprise and Midrange Tape Libraries Earn Top Marks in Storage Magazine’s 2012 Quality Awards

Honor Caps Year of Significant Success and Achievement for Spectra

BOULDER, Colo.—December 11, 2012—Spectra Logic today announced that it has earned the top honors in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards winning both the enterprise and midrange tape library categories.  Sweeping the win for the 2012 Tape Library Quality awards marks the sixth time the company has won first place in a Quality Awards category, and caps a year of significant success and technological achievements, including the availability of 10GbE iSCSI connectivity, the commencement of LTO-6 shipments and the installation of the 380 PBs nearline tape archive for NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputing system, which is one of the largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world. Read More


Spectra Logic Granted Motion to Stay Proceedings of Unwarranted Lawsuit by Overland Storage

BOULDER, Colo.—December 11, 2012—Spectra Logic announced today that the San Diego Court has ruled favorably on its Motion to Stay Overland Storage, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: OVRL) lawsuit proceedings regarding alleged patent infringement pending the outcome of similar proceedings currently in process with the International Trade Commission ("ITC").   Read More


DCIG Interview with Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson Part V

Tape Libraries as a File Level Storage Device is Coming

This interview series was originally published on the DCIG website at www.dcig.com.

The tape pendulum is swinging back to the middle with more and more people coming to recognize that tape is more than alive; it has a bright future in front of it. However what people may fail to recognize is the many innovations going on right now in tape that are primed to be announced in just the next few years. In this fifth and final blog entry in my interview series with Spectra Logic’s CEO Nathan Thompson, he pulls back the veil a bit and provides some insight into what we should expect tape libraries to deliver in the next few years. Read More


Federal Update: Doing More with Less

Federal Update: Doing More with Less

By Mark Weis

Federal agency data is growing at the same exponential rates seen in the commercial sector, and both sectors are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities when it comes to data storage. However, many governmental organizations have additional needs for security, reliability and availability to protect their sensitive and essential information. Read More


DCIG Interview with Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson Part IV

Tape Strengthens Its Position in Backup as the Pendulum Centers

This interview series was originally published on the DCIG website at www.dcig.com.

Despite some claims to the contrary, the primary use case for tape remains in the context of backup. It is HOW tape is being used in the backup process that is changing. As it does, it is putting tape in a better position to solve certain data protection concerns that disk and even new flash media drives can never solve. In part IV of my interview series with Spectra Logic's CEO Nathan Thompson, he discusses why tape will remain an integral part of backup processes for a long time to come. Read More


DCIG Interview with Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson Part III

Tape Libraries Just Keep Getting Better with Age

This interview series was originally published on the DCIG website at www.dcig.com.

In today's information age our focus always tends to be on the here and now and how quickly we can access information that was made sometimes just seconds ago. But in terms of the total amount of data in the digital universe, that is just the tip of the iceberg with possibly as much as 90% of today's data existing as archival data. Ensuring the integrity of that data and making sure it is stored cost effectively for decades is the responsibility of today's new generation of tape libraries. In part 3 of my interview series with Spectra Logic's CEO Nathan Thompson, we discuss how tape libraries have continued to mature to meet today's new business demands for retaining archival data for even longer periods of time. Read More