Spectra Fall Trade Show Season is in Full Swing

Fall has always been a busy time for Spectra Logic in terms of trade show activity, and this year is no exception! Between September and December, Spectra plans to participate in more than 14 industry events around the globe. Two of our most prominent events this season include IBC Show, which we attended in Amsterdam last week, and Supercomputing, which will take place in Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-17. Spectra is looking forward to engaging with customers, partners and other industry professionals, showcasing its deep storage solutions, and participating in several speaking opportunities.


IBC Show:
This year’s IBC Show was a huge success for Spectra! Hundreds of attendees visited our booth, Spectra executives took part in meetings with partners and customers, our BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway was up for an IABM Design & Innovation Award, and we co-sponsored an event with industry-leading technology partner Avid. We look forward to returning to IBC Show in 2017 and are excited to see what next year brings!



At Supercomputing 2016, we will be exhibiting in Booth #1401, and will be showcasing a variety of Spectra products including: TFinity ExaScale Edition Tape Library (5-frames) with custom skins, full rack including T380, BlackPearl, ArcticBlue, Verde DPE, and our High Performance Transporter (HPT) demo tabletop. We are up for an HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award and will also be hosting a Happy Hour event, Wednesday, November 16th – featuring our first ever SC16 TweetUp! Follow us @SpectraLogic for more information.

Other events that Spectra Logic will be attending this fall include: Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium (Sept 20-21), WFX – Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (Sept 21-22), IP Expo Europe (Oct 5-6), eResearch Australasia (Oct 10-14), Broadcast India (Oct 20-22), CMMA 2016 National Conference (Oct 22-25), SMPTE Hollywood (Oct 24-27) and NAB Show NY (Nov 9-10). For a full list of events and tradeshows Spectra Logic plans to attend, visit the events page on Spectra’s website. read more

Bring Your Parents to Work Day

On Friday, August 26th, Spectra Logic hosted its first ever “Bring Your Parents to Work Day” event. The event was put together by Summit, Spectra’s women’s leadership group, and took place at Spectra’s headquarters in Boulder, CO. Employees were encouraged to invite not only their parents, but spouses, and close family and friends as well.

To kick it off, the day began with attendee registration and breakfast, a company headquarters tour, and a Storage 101/Product Overview session.




Around noon, guests were provided lunch and received a brief company history overview from Spectra CEO Nathan Thompson.


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The afternoon concluded with a brief market discussion and show-and-tell of a few of Spectra’s customer case studies from Senior Director of Marketing, Betsy Doughty, and Sales Regional VP, Chris Shannon…

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…and an end-of-day company barbeque!

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Spectra’s associates had a great time showing their friends and family around and teaching them all about what our company does. “It was so much fun and interesting to see where my son and my daughter in law work and learn about the innovations of data storage,” said Bring Your Parents to Work Day attendee, Ann Larsen. “Enjoyed meeting all the other employees and the exceptional hospitality. It was definite win for Spectra.” read more

How Slovnaft Oil Refinery Is Utilizing Spectra Logic Deep Storage Tape to Preserve its Data Forever

Employees in the oil and gas industry require digital metrics to understand what resources are hiding beneath the Earth’s surface and, more importantly, how to extract them. Energy companies manage massive amounts of these metrics (or data) that must be preserved and accessed quickly to make technical decisions both daily and for many years into the future.


Slovnaft, an oil refinery based in Bratislava, operates the largest network of filling stations in Slovakia. It is one of the top three oil refineries in Europe, processing between five and six million tons of crude oil each year. Slovnaft stores reservoir metrics, machinery and personnel performance statistics, oil flow rates, and pressure metric data that must all be accessible to multiple users within the company at a moment’s notice. read more

Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

In recent years, as cloud-based storage started to become more mainstream, it was anticipated that enterprise storage and other IT needs would be moving from onsite data centers to public cloud-based solutions. This has happened, but not quite in the way many predicted. Organizations have instead opted for a hybrid cloud approach — a combination of cloud-based storage and onsite data centers that allows businesses to carefully manage what data, or copies of data, stays onsite and what gets migrated to offsite locations and public cloud. Most enterprise organizations’ “cloud” storage infrastructures are actually hybrid clouds. read more

Society’s Genome Book Launch Celebration

By: Betsy Doughty

Back in 1979, Nathan Thompson gathered his last $500 to start buying and reselling used computer equipment from his college dorm room. Fast forward 37 years, and Nathan is now CEO and Founder of a successful data storage company known as Spectra Logic, responsible for developing innovative deep storage solutions that meet the needs of organizations faced with exponential data growth.

Nathan has certainly accomplished several significant milestones throughout the years. The latest is authoring a book with colleagues Bob Cone and John Kranz, titled: Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Data Preservation—and it is certainly a reason to celebrate. read more

#DeepStorage: Why University of Notre Dame Chose Spectra Logic to Preserve Its Digital Assets Forever

By: Ray Caruso

The University of Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Indiana, is one of our nation’s most prestigious and widely recognized academic institutions. Founded in 1842, Notre Dame has been leading the nation in research and scholarship for nearly 175 years. The university is rated among the top 25 universities in the nation and is also well-known for its esteemed athletic teams – the Fighting Irish.
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Notre Dame is responsible for creating and storing a lot of data. The school’s University Archives require a large scale space for preserving digital research data indefinitely, as well as student academic records for 80+ years. They also back up a significant amount of data from several different areas within the school including the Center for Research Computing, the IT department, Fighting Irish Media (FIM), and the University Libraries. read more

Spectra Logic Preps for this Year’s BolderBOULDER 10K

Each year since 1979, the citizens of Boulder, Colorado have come together on Memorial Day to participate in an international race event and local annual tradition known as the BolderBOULDER: the 10K race that attracts more than 50,000 participants and 70,000+ spectators annually. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in the event, which the BolderBOULDER website refers to as the “biggest and best Memorial Day celebration on earth.”


Spectra Logic employees have made it their own tradition to attend and/or participate in the BolderBOULDER each year. Spectra Logic supports its participating associates with registration fee reimbursement, team volunteer opportunities and the option to participate in the BolderBOULDER’s unique fitness initiative, the BolderBusinessCHALLENGE. The BolderBusinessCHALLENGE provides participants with access to online training programs and opportunities to run with some of the area’s professional runners. read more

Another Successful Bring Your Kid to Work Day at Spectra!

By: Betsy Doughty

Yesterday, Spectra Logic hosted its annual Bring Your Kid to Work Day and (as always) it was an amazing time! With nearly 100 kids in attendance, it truly was a lively day here at Spectra.

Here were a few of the top highlights from throughout the day:

Each kid was provided with a t-shirt and “employee” badge upon check-in.


They went on a tour of both headquarter buildings.


We had local author and speaker, 13-year-old Kate Dellett, come in and speak about bullying, and everyone that attended received a copy of her book “Ally the Brave.” read more

#ICYMI – Top 5 Spectra Announcements in April

By: Betsy Doughty

As always, the month of April has been a whirlwind of a month for Spectra, crammed full with trade shows, product launches, company announcements, and more! Four of Spectra’s most important trade shows, ISC West, Avid Connect, NAB Show and Globus World, all took place during April this year, and we also distributed five press announcements worldwide throughout the month. In case you missed it (#ICYMI), here are the top five Spectra announcements that occurred during April:

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Introducing the World’s Highest Capacity Storage System – TFinity ExaScale Edition

By: Eric Polet

At Spectra Logic, we are focused on delivering cost-effective data storage and protection solutions for the modern data center, enabling customers to affordably store and protect all data. Once again we are pushing the boundaries of tape library speed and capacity with the introduction of TFinity® ExaScale Edition, the world’s largest capacity data storage system. This revolutionary product will provide organizations facing exponential data growth with the ability to reliably and economically store their data for as long as required. read more