SPECTRA BLOG


A Renewed Focus on Sustainability: Optimizing Data Center Operations to Address Rising Energy Costs

Published November 17, 2022 by Spectra Logic

According to the International Energy Agency[1], data centers in 2021 consumed 220-320 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, or around 1% of global electricity demand. And while data center electric consumption globally has only grown moderately overall despite strong demand for data center services, countries with expanding data center markets are seeing rapid growth. Moreover, rapid growth in large data center workloads has resulted in a 10 to 30 percent increase in energy use in this segment over the past several years. Emerging services and technologies such as streaming, cloud, gaming, blockchain, machine learning and virtual reality are poised to further boost demand for data services. Read More


Accelerating Discovery in Supercomputing Environments by Centralizing Multi-Cloud Data Management

Published November 10, 2022 by Spectra Logic

By Matt Starr
Chief Technology Officer, Spectra Logic

As supercomputing data sources become increasingly distributed, centralizing the management of data that may span multiple data centers, public cloud providers, and edge locations is key to accelerating research. Whether organizations are looking to expand information sharing for science teams, enhance data management practices across multiple clouds, or unlock data to be used in machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, multi-cloud data management addresses these challenges by seamlessly integrating multiple public clouds and on-premises object storage under a single namespace – allowing work to flow from on-prem to cloud and back again. Read More


The Impact of Data Management on HPC Workloads: Accelerating Outcomes While Preserving Data for Future Examination

Published November 3, 2022 by Matt Starr

By Matt Starr
Chief Technology Officer, Spectra Logic

Effective data and storage management are crucial for efficient HPC workflows and can accelerate research while achieving reproducibility and preserving data for future reference. Groundbreaking discoveries often come with their own unique data management challenges. The datasets associated with innovative scientific, medical and technological research initiatives are ever-growing and being stored forever. The importance of arriving at the right data management strategy becomes paramount as the size of HPC datasets continues its inexorable march towards zettabytes. Read More


Achieving Instant Access, Sharing and Archiving of Media by Integrating On-Prem and Cloud Services

Published October 27, 2022 by Spectra Logic

Media and Entertainment workflows have been under tremendous pressure to offer instant accessing, sharing and archiving of media. As organizations are pushed even further into the cloud, new workflows must support a hybrid cloud data management model that unifies and simplifies content access and storage across on-premises and cloud using a single global namespace, seamlessly and without disruption. Doing so integrates public cloud services into a workflow with easy digital data movement capability, allowing M & E organizations to leverage existing on-premises applications and native cloud services, regardless of where the data is physically stored. Read More


A Deeper Look into the Data Management Benefits with the iRODS and Spectra Logic Integration

Published September 29, 2022 by Spectra Logic

Managing and safeguarding research data is important for replicating results, documenting collaborations, complying with governmental and institutional rules and regulations, planning future research, and ensuring published discovery is available to the public for the long term. So it’s not surprising that researchers, whether working within an HPC or general university environment, wished that it was possible to keep data forever, on a low-cost medium, with minimal risk of failure or data loss. Spectra Logic and the iRODS consortium recently announced an integration that will help researchers and organizations drive innovation and accelerate results. Read More


SpectraLIVE 2022 ‘In Case You Missed It’ Edition Revisits Major Industry Events in Virtual Conference

Published September 22, 2022 by Spectra Logic

SpectraLIVE is a virtual conference platform developed by Spectra Logic in 2020 to deliver relevant webinar content to help organizations make decisions related to managing, accessing and preserving their growing repositories of data. Over the last two years, SpectraLIVE has brought together industry experts, Spectra Logic executives, and end users in data-driven market verticals like high performance computing and media and entertainment to explore topics such as ransomware preparedness, best practices in cloud storage, backup and archive, and data storage and data management insights. Read More


Defining Data Resiliency – Industry Leaders Share Their Perspectives

Published September 15, 2022 by Spectra Logic

If you asked Spectra to define the term “data resiliency,” we’d say that it refers to the ability of data and its infrastructure to “spring back” in situations where it is compromised. Data resiliency relates to digitally preserving organizational assets in the event of a natural disaster or data center corruption by means of redundant components and data availability. It is essentially an organization’s ability to avoid unexpected disruptions to data workflows and stay up and running. Read More


How Can Active Archiving Address Managing Data Growth for Accessibility

Published September 8, 2022 by Betsy Doughty

By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

When it comes to designing and implementing modern active archive strategies, the Active Archive Alliance is a trusted source for providing end users with technical expertise and guidance. Spectra Logic is proud to have been one of the Active Archive Alliance’s founding industry partners over a decade ago. In its efforts to continue to grow its mission of educating end users on how an active archive helps move data to the appropriate storage tiers to minimize cost while enabling reliable, online and cost-effective accessibility, the Alliance made available this year a new report: “The Active Archiving Ecosystem: Building a Flexible Archival Repository Your Way.” Read the report to learn how active archiving solutions can help organizations solve data growth challenges through intelligent data management. Read More


Keep Active Archive In Your Multi-Cloud Toolbelt

Published September 1, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Whit Jackson, Vice President, Technology Alliances/M&E,

Wasabi Technologies

The Multi-Purpose Multi-Cloud Read More


Beyond the Storage Target: Industry Analyst Outlines Spectra Portfolio Advancements

Published August 18, 2022 by Spectra Logic

In an article recently posted to the Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Blog, Philippe Nicolas, consultant and lead analyst with Coldago, describes where Spectra is headed with its current solution portfolio and company strategy. Nicolas and a select number of industry journalists, visited Spectra’s headquarters in Boulder in June for the 44th Edition of the IT Press Tour, where they heard first-hand from Spectra Logic executives about enhancements to Spectra’s portfolio of attack-hardened multi-cloud data management and storage solutions. Recapping the tour in his article, Nicolas details notable recent Spectra product updates, including Spectra StorCycle support for multi-billion file and full integration with AWS, GCP and Azure; BlackPearl’s new capabilities around encryption, S3 and on-prem Glacier*; and Spectra Vail’s ability to maximize capabilities of on-prem and public cloud storage to deliver a multi-point access to data becoming global. Read More