SPECTRA BLOG


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


Five Key Featured Articles You May Have Missed: Spectra Executives Share Thought Leadership

Published October 14, 2021 by Spectra Logic

With over 40 years developing data storage and data management solutions that help customers store, manage, preserve and use vast amounts of data, Spectra Logic has long established itself as a trusted advisor to its customers and partners alike. Spectra executives have certainly left their mark as thought leaders in the industry, often sharing their insights with technology publications to help empower organizations worldwide to harness the power of their data. Read More


Prevailing Against Ransomware: Tony Mendoza Shares Three Key Data Protection Strategies on The Spectra Current

Published October 7, 2021 by Spectra Logic

You’ve probably heard the story by now. On May 2020, Spectra Logic was attacked by ransomware. Spectra’s IT team rose to the occasion, no data left the company, and Spectra was able to restore all files and resume operations without paying the ransom. As any data-driven organization would, we saw this as an opportunity to take an analytical look at the company’s data protection and business continuity strategies to identify key strengths and weaknesses. But unlike most companies, Spectra also chose to share our story widely to help other businesses prepare. Read More


Taking Action against Climate Change by Reducing CO2 Emissions with Eco-Friendly Tape Systems

Published September 30, 2021 by Guest Blogger

By Rich Gadomski,
Head of Tape Evangelism, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc.

In early August of this year a United Nations panel called the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” issued a new report, the Sixth Assessment Report, on climate change and global warming. You can explore the lengthy and technical full report here. But in short, a few key headline statements from the report include: Read More


New on The Spectra Current: The Past and Future of Data with Fred Moore

Published September 23, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic’s new podcast series, The Spectra Current, features in-depth discussions by Spectra executives and other IT industry experts as they dive deep into the latest in data storage, data management and security. Conversations center around data center experiences, business methodologies, corporate culture, industry insights and lighthearted talk on successes, failures and personal and professional recommendations. Read More


IT Thought Leadership with a Twist: Blending Expertise and Unique Stories on the Next Episode of The Spectra Current

Published September 16, 2021 by Betsy Doughty


By Betsy Doughty
VP, Corporate Marketing, Spectra Logic

Have you tuned into The Spectra Current yet? It’s our new podcast that features conversations with IT industry experts, thought leaders, customers and Spectra Logic executives who review the latest trends in data storage, data management, emerging technologies, cybersecurity and digital transformation at large… but with a twist. Read More


The Tape Technology Update You Don’t Want to Miss: Unleash the Power of LTO-9 with Spectra

Published September 9, 2021 by Spectra Logic

This week, availability of the next generation of LTO technology was announced – the LTO Ultrium format generation 9. Offering a 50% increase in capacity from the previous LTO generation, coupled with tape’s air gap protection against ransomware, unsurpassed reliability and lowest cost per terabyte, LTO-9 is well positioned to help organizations meet growing data demands. While LTO tape media has increased in capacity on a regular cadence since its first generation, LTO-9 enables a single tape cartridge to store 18TB of native data. Read More


Recent Spectra Technology Partnerships and Integrations: Taking Your Storage and Data Management to the Next Level

Published September 2, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Partner cooperation is a high priority at Spectra Logic. The relationships Spectra Logic maintains with our Technology Partners allow us to deliver cooperative data storage and data management solutions that protect storage investments against obsolescence by lowering costs and reducing risk. Spectra has made significant investments in our technology partnerships, working with partner companies to develop solutions that address specific market needs and certifying our products with all major vendors to ensure that our customers can easily and efficiently protect their data in heterogeneous environments. Read More