SPECTRA BLOG


A Look behind the Scenes at Some of the People that Help Spectra Customers Thrive


By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

Last week I shared some of Spectra’s customers and why they choose to work with Spectra. Today, I want to introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes.

Here’s the thing about Spectra. Our average tenure is eight years, and even though I’m in my 16th year at Spectra, there are so many people that have been here even longer than me. Overwhelmingly in employee surveys, our team shares that their Spectra associates are the best thing about the company (I’d also throw culture, longevity, reliability, and strong future in there as well). When a team works well together, it shows to the rest of the world. Read More


Spectra Logic Shares Customers Testimonials on #WhySpectra is a Trusted Technology Advisor


By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

A few months ago I was chatting with Nathan Thompson, Spectra’s founder and CEO. He was coming off of a few weeks of several customer annual business reviews. He shared how happy and humbled he was to hear so many of our customers express how easy the Spectra team is to work with; what a stand-out vendor and partner Spectra is; and how Spectra has become their trusted technology advisor.

During our conversation, Nathan wondered how we could share this positive news – that Spectra Logic truly cares and will do what it takes to help our customers achieve their goals. Read More


Webinar Q&A: Seamless Tape Migration with Spectra

Welcome to Spectra’s webinar Q&A roundup. In this blog series we will pick relevant questions from our recent webinars and publish the responses here. 

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Spectra Logic recently hosted a virtual presentation on data technology migration with Spectra CTO Matt Starr and renowned industry expert Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies. During the webinar we reviewed what it means when your storage vendor has put the brakes on supporting, upgrading and investing in their media, drives and hardware. We also explored ways to displace unsupported storage solutions. The following questions and answers recap highlights covered in the recent webinar. Read More


SpectraLIVE Best Practices: What You Missed from the Virtual Conference


By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

This week, Spectra hosted SpectraLIVE Best Practices, a free virtual conference geared towards IT professionals, data storage managers, technology partners and value-added resellers looking to learn more about industry best practices, trends and technology updates. Event presentations provided attendees with expert insight into building a robust backup plan, what’s current in archive, leveraging cloud storage and implementing a storage lifecycle management solution.

Here’s a quick recap of each session:

Building a Robust Backup Strategy has become an increasingly important topic for organizations given the rise of ransomware. Data can also be deleted, corrupted, lost or destroyed by a natural disaster. Watch this webinar with Spectra’s CTO Matt Starr and IT Director Tony Mendoza as they dive a little deeper into the best storage mediums (disk, tape, cloud) for backup. They’ll cover why it is so important to maintain an offline copy of data and how Spectra was able to get up and running after a ransomware attack without having to pay a ransom. Catch it on-demand here.  Read More


Imperial War Museums: Managing and Preserving Invaluable Historical Assets

By Craig Bungay
Vice President, Sales – EMEA & India, Spectra Logic

England’s prestigious Imperial War Museums (IWM) has been a Spectra customer since 2009. Why is that important? Earning a customer’s loyalty is paramount to business success and longevity. Customer loyalty over the years is a strong indicator that a vendor is providing modern and reliable solutions, excellent customer service and support, and a true understanding of customer challenges and requirements.

Spectra’s partnership with IWM has spanned more than a decade and we believe that it is stronger than ever.  As announced just this week, IWM again turned to Spectra and deployed Spectra’s StorCycle Storage Lifecycle management software to help manage and protect its vast amounts of unstructured data that sits on expensive SAN and NAS storage outside of IWM’s existing DAMS (digital asset management system) platform. Read More


A Decade in Data Storage: Looking Back at a Few of the Most Consequential Industry Developments

The pace of technological innovation has continued to accelerate in the last decade, and in the data storage industry it has been no different.  In the 24 years that I’ve been in this industry I’ve witnessed it firsthand. As CTO at Spectra Logic, keeping my finger on the pulse of market trends and technology advancements has been key to accelerating Spectra’s solution roadmap and executing on the company’s technology strategy. Of the many technology advancements and industry developments that have marked the decade, a few must be noted due to their disproportionate impact on the future of data storage. Read More


Celebrating a New Partnership: Optimizing Storage Lifecycle Management. Together.

By Jonathan Adler
Chief Marketing Officer, OpenDrives

OpenDrives is deeply committed to helping our customers outperform. From our first product onward, which was a solution that our founders created to solve their own storage problems in a data-intensive industry, we’ve brought to market high-performance storage solutions that enable our users to unleash their organization’s full potential. Whether our customers need data storage that’s fast, flexible, scalable, dependable, or easy to deploy and manage, we deliver capabilities that go well beyond their expectations. We know that if we do this, then our customers can do more, accomplish more, and exceed their own organizational goals. But here’s a little secret—we haven’t always done this alone. Read More


Spectra Logic: We Know Big Storage!


By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

Organizations around the world are managing exponential data growth like we’ve never seen before. It is being created, analyzed, stored, and shared – sometimes multiple times over. Spectra provides a full range of solutions for these massive data sets and works with our global clients to solve their most difficult data storage challenges.

We are excited to highlight some of our largest deployments on this new web page dedicated to showcasing large data users and how they solved their most pressing data storage problems with Spectra solutions. Want to hear some of the coolest facts about these organizations? Read on: Read More


Webinar Q&A: Ransomware Prepared

Welcome to Spectra’s webinar Q&A roundup. In this blog series we will pick relevant questions from our recent webinars and publish the responses here. 

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Spectra Logic recently hosted a virtual presentation on building a storage strategy to withstand a ransomware attack. During the webinar we took a look at how a storage strategy is critical to preparing for a ransomware attack and what steps organizations can take to be ‘ransomware prepared’ including having multiple copies of data on multiple storage platforms, and maintaining an air-gap copy of data, and more. The following questions and answers recap highlights covered in the recent webinar. Read More


Webinar Q&A: The History & Future of Tape

Welcome to Spectra’s webinar Q&A roundup. In this Q&A blog series we will pick relevant questions from our recent webinars and publish the responses here. 

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Spectra Logic recently hosted a virtual presentation on the history and future of tape. During the webinar we took a look at tape library innovation and how organizations have harnessed tape technology to achieve dense, cost-effective and reliable data storage. The following questions and answers recap highlights covered in the recent webinar.

Tape Today: Reliability and Trends Read More