SPECTRA BLOG


IN2P3 Computing Center Discusses its Deployment of Spectra Logic TFinity Tape Library

Published February 1, 2022 by Spectra Logic

The IN2P3 Computing Center (or CC-IN2P3) is a CNRS Support and Research Unit (UAR6402) attached to IN2P3, the institute that develops and coordinates research in particle physics, nuclear physics and astroparticle physics. National research infrastructure, the CC-IN2P3 designs and operates a set of services, in particular a mass storage system and means of processing large masses of data. The CC-IN2P3 has two computer rooms (850 m2 each) hosting several thousand servers and libraries allowing the storage of nearly 340 Petabytes of data on magnetic tapes.

In a recent twitter thread (translated below from French to English) IN2P3 shared their migration to a Spectra TFinity tape library: Read More


Heading into 2022 with Good News

Published January 25, 2022 by Eric Polet

Over the last month, Spectra Logic’s solutions have won a handful of industry awards. It’s an exciting milestone for Spectra Logic as we recently announced the transformation of our entire product portfolio, including the addition of Spectra Vail software, as well as our enhanced BlackPearl Platform. This revitalization of our portfolio has garnered us renewed industry attention for technology innovation and groundbreaking approaches to managing and storing data in a new multi-cloud world. Read More


From Intern to Associate: Three Spectra Employees Discuss their Careers

Published January 18, 2022 by Betsy Doughty

By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

If you haven’t listened to The Spectra Current yet, one of our recent podcasts takes a bit of a turn. The podcast usually features conversations with seasoned storage industry experts, thought leaders, customers and Spectra Logic executives … but this episode features some of our newer faces. Specifically, we are interviewing Kristen Coats, our Graphic Designer and Videographer, Mariana Menge Schuett, our Marketing Programs Manager, and Keaton Day, our Digital Marketing Manager, all three of whom have unique onboarding stories, and have been a joy to bring into the Spectra family. Read More


How Can an Active Archive Provide Ransomware Protection?

Published December 17, 2021 by Betsy Doughty

By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic founded the Active Archive Alliance with a number of other industry partners over a decade ago. The Alliance has continued to grow in membership and its mission of educating the market on the benefits of an active archive. This year, the Alliance teamed up with DCIG to highlight the benefits of an active archive in defending against ransomware. Read the new report to learn how active archiving solutions can provide ransomware protection and mitigation. Read More


Disaster Recovery Planning Does Not Equal Ransomware Recovery

Published December 9, 2021 by Guest Blogger

By Tony Mendoza,
Senior IT Director, Spectra Logic

As you may know, Spectra was hit by ransomware in May 2020.   We’ve chosen to be transparent about the attack to help as many organizations as possible understand how to recognize, withstand and recover from an attack, all while maintaining business continuity and rejecting ransomware payoffs.  Read More


Customer Spotlight: Recent Spectra Logic Case Studies Featured in the Media

Published December 2, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic has recently published a number of stories detailing customer use cases. These types of case studies are the perfect piece of content to give readers a true understanding of how Spectra drives results for data-driven organizations. So when there’s a use case that really showcases the breadth and depth of Spectra’s data storage and data management solutions, we can’t help but share it far and wide. Read More


Multi-Purpose Hybrid Storage: Get to Know the New BlackPearl Platform

Published November 18, 2021 by Spectra Logic

BlackPearl is a multi-purpose hybrid storage platform that easily and cost effectively scales up as object and file volumes grow; adapts as operational requirements change; and enables easy synchronization of data between on-prem and cloud storage. The object-based BlackPearl, which has offered capacity NAS and Spectra DS3 to tape for over 10 years, was recently expanded to include a native S3 interface providing local on-premises S3-standard object storage using the same economical scale-up architecture. BlackPearl S3 enables bi-directional synchronization of data between public cloud and on-premises storage. Read More


What Do We Mean by Attack-Hardened? Spectra’s Approach to Building Data Resiliency from Ransomware

Published November 11, 2021 by Eric Polet

Ransomware has been steadily on the rise and is increasingly making headlines in the news. Cases such as the Colonial Pipeline, Exagrid, and meat processing giant JBS are cropping up left and right. Spectra Logic even became the target of ransomware. Spectra’s successful defense against its attack has led to multiple articles, white papers, and webinars being produced to spread the word on how to withstand an attack and say ‘no’ to paying a ransom. It also led to Spectra’s development of even more robust storage solutions to help others avoid such a situation. That storage approach is at the heart of this white paper. Read More


Think You Know Spectra? Take another Look with this SpectraLIVE Conference Recap

Published October 29, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Earlier this week, Spectra Logic held its SpectraLIVE ‘Think You Know Spectra?’ edition – the fourth live conference in Spectra’s virtual conference program. Event attendees heard directly from Spectra’s leadership about the company’s newly launched Spectra Vail® distributed multi-cloud data management software and Attack-Hardened™ enhancements to Spectra’s entire product line, including BlackPearl®, StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software and Spectra tape solutions. Attendees also had the chance to ask questions and get real-time, candid responses from our presenters. Read More


A Bold Transformation: Unify and Secure Data across Multi-Cloud, Multi-Site Environments with New Attack Hardened Solutions from Spectra

Published October 21, 2021 by Spectra Logic

If you manage data in a hybrid cloud or multi-cloud storage environment, then you know how powerful it is to leverage the functionalities of cloud-integrated data management and storage. Hybrid cloud environments provide huge benefits to IT professionals, but not without the challenges of managing and securing data across multiple clouds or multiple sites (including on-premises). Even within cloud-only environments, different public clouds provide access to different operational benefits, be it a wider range of applications, greater workload compatibilities or superior AI capabilities. Many IT teams struggle with synchronization of data between public and private clouds, cloud vendor lock-in and managing cloud costs. Read More