Spectra Press Releases


Spectra Logic Releases 2021 Data Storage Outlook Report

New Report Highlights Benefits of Integrating Cloud with On-Premise Storage to Solve Complex Workflow Issues While Managing and Preserving Data for the Long-Term

BOULDER, Colo. — March 31, 2021 Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced the publication of its annual “Data Storage Outlook” report, which explores how the world manages, accesses, uses and preserves its ever-expanding data repositories. The sixth edition of the report predicts the data storage strategies, architectures and technologies that will enable the protection, management and preservation of historical, current and future data for generations to come. Read More


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

Spectra Logic’s StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software Scans and Moves Inactive Data from Primary Storage to Perpetual Storage for Long-Term Access and Archive

BRACKNELL, UK— 24 March 2021 — 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. StorCycle software is being used to manage a large amount of unstructured data that resides on expensive SAN and NAS storage outside of IWM’s existing DAMS (digital asset management system) platform. Read More


Spectra Logic to Host SpectraLIVE Best Practices, a Virtual Conference to Hear About Best Practices in Data Storage Strategies

Attendees Will Learn New Ways to Manage, Store, Utilize and Archive Their Data Long-Term

BOULDER, Colo. – March 10, 2021 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced SpectraLIVE Best Practices Edition, a free virtual conference that will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. MT.  Any IT professional, data storage manager, technology partner or value-added reseller is encouraged to register here for the event.

Attendees will hear about technology updates, trends, best practices and case studies. The virtual event features four unique modules: Read More


Spectra Logic and OpenDrives Partner to Provide End-to-End Data Storage and Lifecycle Management Solution

Solution Optimizes Data Storage Capacities, Productivity and Costs for High-Performance Workflows 

LOS ANGELES and BOULDER – March 2, 2021  Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, and OpenDrives, a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, today announced an end-to-end, fully integrated data storage and storage lifecycle management solution to improve data storage workflows, ensure organizational agility and reduce costs. The combined solution integrates OpenDrives’ high-performance, low-latency primary storage with Spectra Logic’s StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software that accelerates workflow productivity and advances business efficiencies.   Read More


Spectra Logic Launches New Line Up of Industry Webinars as Part of its 2021 SpectraLIVE Virtual Conference Platform

Virtual Conference Series Features Ransomware Preparedness Recommendations, Expert Industry Analysis and Data Storage Best Practices for Data-Driven Organizations

Boulder, Colo. – Feb. 9, 2021  Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that it will conduct a series of free webinars as part of its 2021 SpectraLIVE virtual conference platform. Launched in 2020, SpectraLIVE delivers relevant webinar content on topics such as data storage, data management, cybersecurity, technology trends and data protection best practices. Spectra customers also present on how they solve challenging infrastructure and data storage problems.Spectra’s full library of on-demand content is available 24/7, but SpectraLIVE in 2021 is adding live events in additional time zones to accommodate a global customer base. Below is a list of upcoming SpectraLIVE webinars: Read More


Spectra Logic Rolls Out New Channel Partner Program Offerings with Updated Portal, Product Certification and Benefits

Boulder, Colo. – Jan. 27, 2021  Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that it has enhanced its award-winning channel partner program, SpectraEDGE, to deliver new benefits and incentives that provide greater value for its vast channel partner network. Chief among the enhanced offerings is an improved lead passing process that streamlines lead qualification and distribution to active resellers, and a simplified deal registration system. In addition, Spectra’s new partner portal makes it easier than ever for Spectra partners to benefit from an expanding library of resources, education and content, including pre-written web copy and graphics that improve a partner’s search engine optimization, all to achieve success in the field.  Read More


Active Archive Alliance Names Rich Gadomski and Betsy Doughty Co-Chairpersons of the Board

BOULDER, Colo.—January 19, 2021—The Active Archive Alliance today announced that Rich Gadomski, head of tape evangelism at FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., and Betsy Doughty, vice president of corporate marketing at Spectra Logic, have been elected to serve as Co-Chairpersons of the Board of Directors for the Active Archive Alliance. Gadomski and Doughty have been fully engaged with the Active Archive Alliance since the early days of its inception more than 10 years ago. They succeed Peter Faulhaber, who led the organization for the past six years and recently transitioned to a new role as FUJIFILM Corporation’s General Manager for Business Development and Creation in Europe.  Read More


Spectra Logic Announces Latest Version of StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software

Boulder, Colo. – Jan. 12, 2021  Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced the latest release of its award-winning StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software. StorCycle 3.3 comes with a range of new features including an open RESTful API that allows users to integrate StorCycle into a broader set of workflows, as well as new enhancements that advance the software’s ability to migrate data to disk, tape and cloud storage, including all tiers of Amazon® and Microsoft® Azure®.

StorCycle is a storage lifecycle management software solution that ensures data is stored on the right tier throughout its lifecycle for greater IT and budgetary efficiencies. Created for organizations that need lasting protection and access to data which is no longer active, but still critical to retain, StorCycle scans primary storage for inactive files and migrates them to a lower cost tier of storage, which includes any combination of cloud storage, object storage disk, network-attached storage (NAS) and object storage tape. Interoperable with Linux and Windows, StorCycle migrates data, without changing original formats, and allows users to have easy access to all data including data migrated to higher latency storage mediums like cloud “cold” tiers and tape. Read More


Spectra Logic Wins 10 Product Innovation and Industry Leadership Awards in 2020

Recognized for Product Innovation and Excellence in Secondary Storage

Boulder, Colo. – Dec. 29, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that Spectra and its solutions won 10 top industry awards from a variety of prestigious industry publications and organizations in 2020.

  • Top Brand for Secondary Storage in the U.S. — In a survey done by Coldago, an international research firm, Spectra Logic earned the top brand spot for Secondary Storage. The study addresses technology adoption, projects priorities and products/features, surveying end-users based in U.S. and Europe from the enterprise and SMB segments across several vertical markets.
  • 2020 Digital Media World Awards Spectra Logic’s StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software earned gold in the 2020 Digital Media World Award in the Digital Asset Management category. Spectra’s StorCycle was recognized for its ability to bring visibility and insight to better manage storage volumes through intelligent tiering and data migration, while maintaining direct, consistent access to migrated assets and enhancing search capabilities with the use of metadata tags. The Digital Media World Awards give recognition to companies that use their products and services to push media opportunities forward, and develop new techniques and opportunities in broadcast content creation, delivery and management.
  • The Cloud Awards – Best Hybrid Cloud Solution — Spectra Logic’s StorCycle was selected as a finalist in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, The Cloud Awards. StorCycle was recognized for enabling organizations to implement a more effective and efficient hybrid cloud solution which reduces data storage costs while optimizing data protection.
  • The Storries —Spectra Logic’s StorCycle software was honored with the Storage Innovation of the Year award by Storage Magazine. This award recognizes Spectra’s innovation in providing one of the industry’s most effective storage lifecycle management software solutions to enhance IT infrastructures. With StorCycle, Spectra leads the industry in delivering modern storage lifecycle management by identifying, migrating, accessing and preserving large data sets for the entire lifespan of that data – be it short-term or forever.
  • DCS Awards  Spectra Logic was recognized as the Vendor of the Year award winner for the 2020 DCS Awards. Spectra’s StorCycle software was also selected as a finalist for the Product of the Year category by the 2020 DCS Awards. The awards reward the achievements of the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data center arena in Europe.
  • IT Europa IT & Software Excellence Awards — Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl RioBroker was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Innovating Technology Solution of the Year category. Finalist entries show a real understanding of customer requirements and deliver software to specification and time scale while meeting or exceeding agreed customer targets.
  • Storage Magazine and SearchStorage’s Annual Products of the Year Award Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl RioBroker was selected as a finalist in the Storage System and Application Software category. Now in its 18th year, Products of the Year compares the best in enterprise data storage hardware, software and services. The BlackPearl converged storage platform with RioBroker was lauded for its ability to tackle unstructured data by migrating data in open standard formats and tiering, without affecting applications. Finalists in this category exemplified modern enterprise data storage solutions that went beyond meeting high-performance and low-latency requirements.
  • Network Computing Awards Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl® Object Storage Disk Solution was selected as a finalist in the Storage Product of the Year category. The Network Computing Awards recognize vendors who excel in the computing, IT and storage domains, and whose products, solutions and projects promote innovation in the industry. Finalists are nominated by the magazine’s subscribers.
  • CRN Women of the Channel Awards — Spectra’s Vice President of Corporate Marketing Betsy Doughty was recognized by CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list. The annual list highlights extraordinary women who exhibit thought leadership, channel expertise and innovative vision for driving channel growth. It is highly regarded as the definitive guide to the most powerful women in the channel.

We are thrilled to accept these prestigious honors, especially during such a tough year, and appreciate the recognition for our hard work, innovation and customer focus,” said Betsy Doughty, vice president of corporate marketing, Spectra Logic. “To be recognized by such well-known and highly respected industry authorities is a reflection of our dedication to delivering superior data storage and data management solutions.” Read More


Atos Announces It Has Been Awarded a Contract by AWE to Install New Spectra Logic TFinity Tape Libraries

Atos Announces It Has Been Awarded a Contract by AWE to Install New Spectra Logic TFinity Tape Libraries

London – Dec. 1, 2020 — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced it has been awarded a contract by AWE* to install new Spectra Logic TFinity Tape Libraries.

The new systems will be based upon both LTO-8 and LTO-9 tape technology utilising Spectra Logic’s Swarm technology, which removes the need for a Fibre Channel based infrastructure.

The UK Ministry of Defence has responsibility for the programme at AWE, which is operated under contract by AWE Management Limited. The establishment has been at the forefront of UK nuclear deterrence for 70 years. It supports the UK’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent and plays a key role in national nuclear security. Read More