Spectra Media Coverage

A first-hand account of ransomware: To pay or not to pay

Digital transformation has led to the deployment of a greater number of innovations and applications that generate more and more data. While the world’s collective knowledge and advancement depends on the ongoing aggregation, analysis and distribution of vast amounts of data, the preservation of these digital assets, especially during the pandemic, is at risk from cyberattacks. – Read More Read More

Data Backup Practices Can Thwart Ransomware

Spectra Logic is a 41-year-old private company, based in Boulder, Colorado, that according to the company’s website, “develops data storage and data management solutions that solve the problem of digital preservation for organizations dealing with exponential data growth.” On May 7, 2020, and related to the move to remote work by Spectra Logic employees… – Read More Read More

The Advantages of Tape for Backup and Archive

Six major benefits of tape and its advancements

Today, we are on the cusp of a data storage and management revolution. Whilst organizations are looking to increase agility via the optimization of data management for rapid retrieval, remote collaboration… – Read More Read More

How the channel can help customers keep storage costs down with a two-tier model

Cost is never far from the top of IT concerns and with continued exponential data growth, the storage budget is often stretched to its limit. A key part of the issue is suboptimal data management. This presents an exciting opportunity for the channel to take the lead in educating data-driven users about new storage strategies that can cut costs and simplify data management. – Read More Read More

S02E03 – Hybrid Cloud Storage Choices – Rent or Buy?

On the face of it, public cloud seems like a great place for long-term retention of unstructured data. However, as volumes of data stored rise, the cost of exiting the cloud cloud become prohibitively expensive. What’s the right strategy to follow? In this discussion, Chris chats to Matt Starr from Spectralogic on how to build out a model of public/private cloud storage and the pitfalls to avoid in the process. – Read More Read More

The New Normal for Production and Data Storage Management

The massive global effort to curb COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented change in the way the media and entertainment industry operates. Due to quarantines and social distancing mandates, most productions have come to a halt and broadcast networks are adjusting to accommodate disruptions in the content supply chain. Furthermore, with the majority of the population sequestered in their homes… – Read More Read More

A Bit About Archiving

And now for a bit about archiving. We have some news from reports from the Active Archive Alliance and Spectra Logic, which makes storage systems for archiving content, including some of the largest magnetic tape libraries. The LTO Program recently released its shipment report and we will show LTO tape capacity shipment history through 2019.- Read More Read More