Spectra Media Coverage

Lifelong data: Imperial War Museum storage campaign

CIOs everywhere are obliged to procure long-term, secure storage for their organizations, but don’t hesitate to think of Ian Crawford, CIO of the Imperial War Museum (IWM). His mission is not only to store and store multimedia, which is the equivalent of five heritage sites containing highly sensitive data, but also to store it. – Read More

Imperial War Museums Integrate Spectra StorCycle Software to Advance Digitisation and Preservation of Invaluable Historical Assets

Spectra Logic today announced that Imperial War Museums (IWM) deployed Spectra StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management Software to enhance its existing storage infrastructure, which supports its audio-visual and exhibitions departments to preserve invaluable data, including thousands of films, videotapes, audio recordings and photographs that would otherwise disintegrate and be lost forever were they not digitised. – Read More

This company was hit by ransomware. Here’s what they did next, and why they didn’t pay up

It started out as a normal Thursday for Tony Mendoza, senior IT director at Spectra Logic, a data storage company based in Boulder, Colorado. And then the ransomware attack began.

“We got some notifications of some system failings and it quickly turned into a lot of unrelated systems failing, which is really abnormal,” says Mendoza. He realised that the company was under attack – and that its files were being encrypted. – Read More

Ransomware Victim Tells HIs Story

In May of 2020, Tony Mendoza of Spectra Logic found out his company had been attacked by ransomware. Hear his harrowing tale of how long it took just to get the data center ready for a restore, and then the various tools they used to bring things back online. He did not want to pay that ransom! Spectra Logic is actually a tape vendor, so Tony has a unique viewpoint. We thank him so much for being so candid about his experience. You will learn a lot. – Read More

Spectra Logic and OpenDrives Optimise Data Storage Lifecycle Management

Spectra Logic, specialists in data storage and management, and OpenDrives, a developer of scalable, enterprise grade NAS systems, have developed data storage and storage lifecycle management software to improve data storage workflows and increase agility. The combined system integrates OpenDrives’ high-performance, low-latency primary storage with Spectra Logic’s StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software. – Read More

Spectra Logic’s New Partner Program Reflects Vendor’s New Direction

Spectra Logic says the recent revamp of its partner program reflects a deliberate move away from being “a tape company.” The data management organization’s VP of corporate marketing, Betsy Doughty, said Spectra Logic’s evolution drove the changes. “There’s been a change in how partners and customers approach the market,” she said. “It used to be a conversation about the number of drives, slots and terabytes. This has shifted to discussions about how data storage solutions can help solve problems that impact the entire ecosystem. – Read More