SPECTRA BLOG


Are You Prepared for a Ransomware Attack?

Published August 19, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Every organization is worried about it. And they should be. Ransomware attacks have increased by 62 percent globally since 2019.* Some cyber experts say It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ your organization will be attacked. In fact, Norton claims that cybercriminals will steal an estimated 33 billion records in 2023. Are you prepared? Read More


The Spectra Current: Line Up of Industry Experts Share Personal Stories, Experiences and Insights

Published August 12, 2021 by Spectra Logic

The Spectra Current is Spectra Logic’s new podcast series featuring 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. Conversations center around data center experiences, business methodologies, corporate culture, industry insights and lighthearted banter on successes, failures and personal and professional recommendations. Spectra announced this week the launch of the podcast, hosted by Betsy Doughty, Spectra’s vice president of corporate marketing, and its first available episode. Read More


Webinar Q&A: Strategies for Managing the Growth of Machine-Generated Data in Life Sciences

Published August 5, 2021 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


Durham University’s DiRAC Memory Intensive Service Stores Irreplaceable Research Data of the Universe on Two Spectra T950 Tape Libraries

Published July 8, 2021 by Spectra Logic

Have you ever thought about what it would take to collect, analyze and store all the data generated from cosmological simulations of the entire evolution of the universe or the deep modeling of the fundamental structure of matter? These simulations require huge amounts of memory and RAM and the DiRAC Memory Intensive Service, an HPC facility hosted by Durham University, is a key part of the computing infrastructure that provides researchers with the ability to understand and share knowledge about physics and the universe. Read More


ColorTime: Storing and Delivering Petabytes of Content with the Help of StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software

Published July 6, 2021 by Spectra Logic

The best lessons are learned through experience, which is why Spectra Logic is always thrilled to share a new customer case study publicly. Spectra case studies highlight how organizations solve pressing IT and data storage challenges with the deployment of new technology, allowing existing customers and prospects alike to discover insights and practical solutions from a wide array of companies and industries. Read More


What You Missed from VeeamOn 2021: Get the Spectra Scoop

Published June 30, 2021 by DB Ellis

Spectra Logic is very excited to have been a sponsor and participant at this year’s VeeamOn 2021, held May 25 and 26. “Accelerate Your Data Protection Strategy” was this year’s theme where Veeam encouraged attendees to “Get future-ready and gain your professional edge with hours of on-demand technical and visionary learning from the brightest minds in IT.” All of this on-demand content is available now at the VeeamOn 2021 website. Read More


New StorCycle Features Help Organizations Meet Cloud Mandates and Enhance Data Protection

Published June 24, 2021 by Jeff Braunstein

With new cloud mandates and mounting ransomware attacks, it’s more critical than ever for organizations to get visibility into their data and manage that data for its lifetime. Spectra has been around for over 40 years, and all of our solutions and features are driven by customer demand. Spectra StorCycle is a Storage Lifecycle Management software solution that helps organizations understand their data, allowing users to migrate that data to the right tier of storage, protect it from ransomware, preserve it for the long term and easily access that data when they need it. The newest release of the award-winning software enhances the solution’s inherent benefits by expanding the software’s capabilities with tiering and protection of cloud data, increased protection against ransomware attacks, and improved metadata searchability and accessibility. Read More


Considering Tape for Backup and Archive: Five Key Points

Published June 17, 2021 by Eric Polet

Tape technology has proven to be the cost leader in backup and archive for years and that is not changing anytime soon. With significant capacity advancements with every new tape generation, the cost per gigabyte of tape storage continues to decrease with each new technology upgrade, meaning even rapidly growing environments where data growth often outpaces budgets can harness the advantages of tape for backup and archive. Here are some major reasons why you should consider implementing tape technology in your data storage environment for backup and archive: Read More


Data Resiliency: What You Need to Know

Published June 10, 2021 by Eric Polet

The term “data resiliency” refers to data’s ability to “spring back” in situations where it is compromised. Data resiliency relates to digitally preserving organizational assets in the event of a natural disaster or data center corruption by means of redundant components and data availability. It is essentially an organization’s ability to avoid unexpected disruptions to data workflows. Read More


2021 Data Storage Outlook Report Insight: Storage Technologies and Advancements

Published June 3, 2021 by Spectra Logic

A 2018 IDC report, commissioned by Seagate Technology, predicts that the Global Datasphere will grow to 175 zettabytes (ZB) of digital data by 2025. While this report took a top-down appraisal of the creation of all digital content, the “stored” digital universe is therefore a smaller subset of the entire digital universe as projected. There is a small likelihood of a constrained supply of storage to meet the needs of the digital universe through 2031 – much of this data will never be stored, will be retained for only a brief time, or will be compressed for longer retention. Read More