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2019 Take Your Dog to Work Day at Spectra Logic

Spectra employees in Boulder celebrated the 21st annual ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ by bringing their furry friends into the office on Friday, June 21. The event, first established in 1999, was created by Pet Sitters International to encourage businesses to allow dogs in the workplace for one day each year to celebrate the great buddies that dogs make and promote adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. Take Your Dog to Work Day is always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day. Media coverage and web traffic indicate growing support of and participation in the event across the U.S. and abroad. Read More


A New Approach to Storage for Media and Entertainment: The Two-Tier Model

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Part three of three – Perpetual Object Storage Systems

In the previous two blogs in this series, we discussed the two-tier paradigm in content storage systems, and dove deep into the first tier known as project/production. In this blog, we’ll explore the perpetual tier. As mentioned earlier, the first tier (project/production) is file-based. The second tier, or perpetual tier, is object-based, and is designed to be a landing zone where digital assets persist over time. The perpetual tier stores raw content with any associated managed assets that require sharing across a team so the content is always available for future work, including editing, color grading, music scoring, visual effects, etc. As newer versions of assets are created, prior versions are kept on the perpetual tier for safekeeping. Read More


The 2019 NAB Show Buzz – Ideas to Follow Post-Conference

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Another eventful NAB Show is behind us. Once again, the media and entertainment masses ascended upon warm Las Vegas to attend the industry’s largest tradeshow, the National Association of Broadcasters, to learn about new technologies and trends, in the hopes of gaining a leg up on the competition. There were four main buzzes in the Spectra Logic booth to be noted: Cloud, BlackPearl, migration and integration.

Cloud

Everyone is all about the cloud, and it was no different at NAB. So what exactly is it? Plain and simple, its hosting. Cloud is someone else hosting your applications, your computing your storage, etc., on a device somewhere else via https.  Essentially, it means users don’t have to own hardware or physical space to accommodate processing or storage. Including cloud as part of a hybrid storage strategy is commonplace today. Spectra’s BlackPearl hybrid storage ecosystem accommodates cloud mandates by creating a storage environment that stores content both locally, on-premise, as well as in the public cloud. The mix of storing assets on-premise and in the public cloud provides layers of protection for content and the most effective means to accessing assets affordably when they are needed. Read More


Spectra Associates Educate Students on Life and Business Skills

Spectra professionals spent a day teaching business basics to elementary school children as part of the Junior Achievement program.  Here are four of the Spectra mentors from left to right: Christa Marsh, Ponemany Yang, Katie Wulliman and Valerie Miller.

On March 11, 2019, Spectra volunteers spent a day at Eisenhower Elementary School in Boulder teaching kids through the Junior Achievement Program.  In particular, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. The Program’s mission fosters work readiness, entrepreneurship and achievement skills in young students. Read More