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


Spectra Logic’s Customer Reference Program

Spectra Logic’s Customer Reference Program (CRP) is comprised of an elite community of Spectra customers – IT experts who rely on Spectra to help them protect their valuable data. Spectra brings additional value to its customers through marketing initiatives and public relations activities that showcase their leadership acumen in technological deployments that both enhance their business efficiencies and preserve their data for the long term.

Many Spectra customers participate in a variety of CRP activities, some of which are outlined below. Occasionally, technology and channel partners also participate in webinars, case studies and press releases. Read More


More than Tape: Spectra Certified Media

Magnetic tape is the lowest cost and longest lasting storage medium available. While it is one of the more mature storage mediums on the market, it is still as relevant today as it was in the prime days of the cassette tape. New technologies are introduced each year which provide faster speeds, increased storage capacities, and new access methods. Cloud services, NVMe, and advanced manufacturing processes are pushing the boundaries of Moore’s law and are redefining the limits of hardware and software. Throughout each technological leap and bound, magnetic tape has remained not only relevant, but a superior choice compared to other disruptive or cutting-edge technologies. Read More


What Makes Spectra Logic’s Support Exceptional?

Expanded array of tape library support options assures performance and uptime.

Spectra Logic understands the impact that lack of data-access may have on a business. That Data Protection Support with SpectraGuardis why our SpectraGuard global support department is continually evaluating and making improvements to its infrastructure and service capabilities. We want to be able to effectively address the changing needs of our growing and diverse customer base. To maintain the satisfaction levels of our loyal customer base and our incoming stream of new customers, Spectra’s support team continuously enhances field service and support, staff training, technical support and escalation, quality engineering and part logistics processes. Read More


Staying Ahead of Data Storage Technology Trends – NEW Storage Event in 2019

As an IT professional, a new year means new perspectives and a chance to evaluate your IT infrastructure – is it fully equipped to drive your business forward in the years ahead?  If you’ve seen the most recent IDC report, they’re predicting the world’s digital data will grow to 163 zettabytes by 2025*. That’s the equivalent of 11,600 stacks of books, with each stack reaching 93 million miles into the sky – the distance between the earth’s surface and the surface of the sun.

With that in mind, 2019 might be a great year to examine the latest technology trends so you can prepare your organization and department for the digital sea wave that’s coming – IoT, edge computing, artificial intelligence, data mining, virtual reality, global connectivity, artificial intelligence, data legislation and quantum computing, to name a few. Read More


Learning and Development at Spectra Logic

Culture is key to Spectra Logic’s ongoing success, and learning and development (L&D) is part of Spectra’s continuous efforts to foster a corporate culture of growth and innovation.

Spectra Learning and Development

Spectra employees attend a company-wide training at the Boulder, CO headquarters

Spectra invests in its team by offering training in both soft and hard skills. For the past several years, the company has focused its learning curriculum on management training and development programs. These have been attended by both experienced and new managers, as well as non-manager employees. These classes have improved communication and boosted employee morale, while enabling associates to effectively manage their people and projects. Spectra also offers hard skills training in the areas of time management, desktop applications and project management. Some examples of current and recent trainings are listed below. Read More


Spectra Logic Benefits, Perks and Culture

For the past 40 years, Spectra Logic has been a company dedicated to promoting corporate culture and inclusivity among its employees. Spectra Logic provides a casual work environment, competitive benefits and salary, and a compensation structure that rewards hard work and abilities. Our people are what we value most, which is why we offer them excellent perks, benefits and company activities aimed at making Spectra an enjoyable place to work.

Health & Fitness

Spectra provides its associates with a multitude of activities that foster a fun, active and healthy lifestyle. Spectra’s world headquarters in Boulder, CO, is surrounded by running trails, and is located just a short distance from the Boulder Reservoir and Coot Lake recreation areas. Cruiser bikes, pinball machines, foosball and ping pong tables, horseshoes, and a sand volleyball court, are all available for employees to enjoy on their breaks. The location also features two well-equipped onsite gyms, with a large space for personal training/group instruction, and a smaller space convenient for drop-in cardio and strength training workouts. A variety of beginner and high-intensity strength & conditioning classes are offered each week by local personal trainer Judd NeSmith. Read More


Spectra Logic: A Year in Review

As we reflect on the past calendar year, Spectra Logic has much to celebrate. We accomplished a lot in 2018, and are looking forward to an even more successful 2019.

Here is a recap of some of our top achievements:

1) Customer Wins: Several major customers deployed Spectra storage solutions in 2018, including the University of South Dakota, the Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education at Vanderbilt University, BFI, ITV and Cisneros Media, to name but a few. Spectra is proud to offer its solutions to prominent organizations across several vertical markets around the globe. Spectra’s focus on modern, forward-looking storage solutions and its commitment to research and development has underpinned its continued success in 2018 in both the high performance computing (HPC) and media and entertainment (M & E) markets. Read More


‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

For this year’s holiday celebration, Spectra Logic certainly decked the halls, heedless of the wind and weather. The company’s annual holiday party was hosted at its headquarters in Boulder, CO. The entire building was packed with Spectra associates and their families, enjoying hors d’oeuvres, libations, and most of all, each other’s company.

The event featured contributions from every department, who formed into groups loosely based on world regions and each created singular themed environments. Spectra employees and loved ones got to enjoy seven different parties throughout the building. Attendees were given a passport to stamp at each location, and those who visited every region were eligible to turn in their passport to enter a prize drawing. Read More


New Storage System Boosts Efficiency to Better Preserve OLCF User Data

High Performance Storage HPC Storage device image

by Elizabeth Rosenthal
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Results from supercomputer simulations will reside in modernized tape library

Tape recorders and videocassette tapes may be considered archaic in the entertainment industry, but magnetic tape storage remains one of the most durable, secure, and cost-effective ways to archive big data generated by supercomputers.

After researchers run code on high-performance computing (HPC) systems, key results are initially stored on disks and then transferred to tape libraries for long-term storage. These systems contain tape drives that write data onto magnetic tape and hundreds or thousands of tape cartridges. Robotic arms place these cartridges in slots for safekeeping and retrieve them when users need to access data to cite experiment outcomes in academic articles or share accomplishments with colleagues. Read More