SPECTRA BLOG


Webinar Q&A: Spectra Vail Show and Tell

Published March 24, 2022 by Spectra Logic

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.  Read More


How to Survive a Ransomware Attack: An On-Demand Webinar

Published February 22, 2022 by Spectra Logic

“Ransomware is the gift that keeps on taking,” according to ESG Industry Analyst Christophe Bertrand, at the beginning of this thought-provoking webinar. Increasing aggressiveness of threat actors and the high cost of paying ransoms, combined with the lack of skillsets in IT departments is creating the perfect storm, and is the reason that one in five organizations are saying that cybersecurity is a top concern. ESG research shows that cybersecurity spend is leading IT budgets and learning how others have dealt with ransomware attacks is one way to figure out where to invest. Read More


Q & A from Spectra’s Recent Webinar: BlackPearl can do that…

Published February 8, 2022 by Spectra Logic

SpectraLIVE, Spectra Logic’s webinar program, recently hosted a webinar called, ‘BlackPearl can do that…’. With Spectra’s BlackPearl Platform undergoing an expansive transformation over the last year, this webinar covered the recent enhancements made to the solution. Read More


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