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Spectra Logic Just Made It Even Easier for Customers to Use BlackPearl

To this date, hundreds of Spectra Logic customers have implemented our BlackPearl® Converged Storage System to affordably store data long-term. Spectra’s BlackPearl is a purpose-built storage platform that integrates directly with ”data mover” software applications to simplify workflows and seamlessly manage large volumes of data to multiple storage targets. BlackPearl includes an S3-like interface to move data into its object storage on cloud, disk and tape. In order to help even more customers meet their long-term storage needs, Spectra has recently introduced another, easier system for transferring files into BlackPearl. This new system is called Spectra RioBroker. The announcement, made yesterday, can be read here. Read More


BlackPearl Object Storage Disk, Powered by BlackPearl

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While the cost of NAND is declining and the enterprise storage market moves its top tier of storage to flash, Spectra Logic is innovating the exact fit and place for spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) in a tiered storage environment. Its BlackPearl® Object Storage Disk solution, powered by the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, excels at long-term, high-throughput storage in the only platform that is highly complementary to tape. BlackPearl Object Storage Disk’s unique features differentiate it and the BlackPearl platform from any other storage system in the market. This blog will outline a few nuances that are easy to miss, but that emphasize BlackPearl Object Storage Disk’s particular breed of online, object-based disk storage. Read More


First Annual Storage Technology Showcase Sets the Bar High

Find a full list of upcoming events and tradeshows Spectra Logic is attending here.

Spectra Logic was a Platinum Sponsor for the first annual Storage Technology Showcase (STS) last week. The event was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, from March 12-15. The conference provided visitors with strategic information on the latest disruptive technologies, trends and emerging solutions for organizations managing amounts of data in the petabyte and exabyte ranges.

Executives, system architects and decision makers engaged with their peers, industry thought leaders and other organizations to discuss the challenges of storing, managing, scaling and preserving data in a quickly evolving landscape. Check out the images below for a glimpse of what STS 2019 had in store. 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


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