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Now Available, StorCycle Software Automates Data Management, Saving Up to 70 Percent in Storage Costs

StorCycle Storage Management Software streamlines the way organizations identify, manage, protect, and access their growing amounts of data

BOULDER, Colo. – Dec. 5, 2019 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced general availability of StorCycle™, a storage management software solution designed for data-driven organizations needing a modern storage lifecycle management workflow. Typically, around 80 percent of an organization’s data is inactive, but is kept on an expensive primary storage tier, taking up valuable storage capacity and increasing storage costs. StorCycle provides an affordable and effective way for organizations to identify and move this inactive data to lower-cost storage platforms while making it easily accessible to users. Read More


Science and Technology Facilities Council Selects Spectra Logic Tape Library to Process and Preserve Scientific Research Data

Spectra TFinity Tape Library functions as an active archive for more than 60 petabytes of research data at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, enabling future expansion

BRACKNELL, U.K. – 18 Nov. 2019 Spectra Logic today announced that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has deployed a Spectra® TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library in its Scientific Data Centre facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, with an initial capacity of 65PB and the scalability to meet future data demands. The Spectra TFinity library was deployed to function as an active archive for storing and managing the vast volumes of data from CEDA (the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis), which includes a unique environmental science supercomputer and data facility known as JASMIN, and from IRIS, an e-Infrastructure for astronomy and particle physics research. Read More


Spectra Logic Protects Sequencing and Genome Data for Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Spectra’s NAS Technology Provides a Single Solution to Bridge Research, Administrative and Data Backup Efforts

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 30, 2019 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, announced today that the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has chosen the Spectra NAS solution for management of its extensive library of research data.   

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is one of the nation’s leading independent medical research institutes dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease. OMRF’s next-generation sequencers, also known as high-throughput sequencers, allow researchers to map 12 or more entire human genomes, each of which contains three billion DNA base pairs, in just 36 hours. One genome can generate 100GB to 200GB of raw data. As the research moves forward, analysts examine the findings, producing and aggregating even more data. Read More


University of Bristol Deploys Second Spectra Logic Tape Library to Preserve and Manage Data for over 20,000 Students

Spectra’s Libraries significantly reduce costs to support the University’s growing data storage requirements of over three petabytes

BRACKNELL, U.K. – 23rd October 2019 – Spectra Logic today announced that the University of Bristol has deployed Spectra enterprise-class tape libraries for its IT infrastructure. Considered one of the world’s top 50 universities in the QS world university rankings, the University of Bristol has a seven-year relationship with Spectra Logic for the long-term protection of its growing volume of valuable student, research and corporate data. To support its considerable data storage and archiving requirements, the institution replaced its legacy system with a Spectra® T950 Tape Library to accompany its existing Spectra® T680 Tape Library with integrated BlueScale® encryption. Read More


Spectra Announces that Glookast is Certified with Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System

Newly Certified Solution Provides Media & Entertainment Users with Method to Streamline Complex M & E Workflows

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 18,  2019 Spectra Logic, a leading provider of data storage and data management solutions, today announced that Glookast has been added to the expanding list of certified clients for its Spectra BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. Together, BlackPearl and Glookast enable users in media and entertainment to ingest, transcode, deliver, store and manage data on object storage disk, tape and cloud. The joint solution provides users with a full suite of functionality, including tight integration with Avid Interplay. Users in broadcast, post-production and new production will benefit from the flexible and cost-effective solution that optimizes and protects end-to-end workflows for collaborating content creators. Read More


Spectra Logic Unveils StorCycle, a Storage Management Software Solution that Reduces Storage Costs by Up to 70% and Transforms the Way Organizations Manage Large Amounts of Data

BOULDER, Colo. – Sept. 10, 2019 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today introduced StorCycle™, a new storage management software solution designed for data-driven organizations that need a modern storage lifecycle management workflow. StorCycle allows organizations to create a new Perpetual Tier of storage, reducing the overall cost of storing data by up to 70 percent, while giving users full access to their data. StorCycle can be implemented as standalone software using public cloud storage or existing network-attached storage, or combined with Spectra storage hardware to create a complete storage solution. Read More


Spectra Logic Expands Presence in South America by Partnering with CIS Group Corporation

New strategic partnership provides Broadcast & IT professionals in Brazil with access to Spectra’s solutions to help streamline their complex media and entertainment workflows

BOULDER, Colo. – Aug. 13,  2019– Spectra Logic, a leading provider of data storage and data management solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with CIS Group Corporation, an innovative technology distributor, who will be the sole supplier of Spectra’s award-winning solutions in Brazil. With a primary focus on the broadcast and entertainment markets, CIS will sell and support all Spectra Logic data storage solutions throughout Brazil, helping to expand Spectra’s reach in South America. Read More


Spectra Logic Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Proclaims August 1, 2019 as ‘Spectra Logic Day’ in the State of Colorado to Recognize Spectra’s 40-Year Contributions to the Economy and the IT Industry

BOULDER, Colo. – Aug. 1, 2019 – Spectra Logic, a leading developer of data storage solutions, announces today that it hit a milestone few companies in the IT industry have reached, namely the celebration of its 40th year of business. Behind this impressive achievement is a history of technology innovation, customer commitment, and focus on excellence. Original founder and CEO, Nathan Thompson, continues to lead the company in its dedication to delivering innovative storage solutions that preserve digital data for organizations around the world. Read More


Spectra Announces that TransMedia Dynamics Mediaflex-UMS is now certified with BlackPearl

Joint solution enables users to share, store and access content with greater visibility and efficiency

BRACKNELL, U.K. — 30 July 2019— Spectra Logic today announced that TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) has completed client certification of its Mediaflex-UMS Content Supply Chain platform with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. The joint solution is integrated via the Spectra® BlackPearl RioBroker interface, BlackPearl’s new software front-end. Together, BlackPearl and Mediaflex-UMS allow users in media and entertainment, audiovisual, governmental and legislative sectors, to store and manage data on object storage disk, tape and cloud using unified content management provided by TMD. The joint solution provides users with the ability to reduce overall data management time, cost and complexities as well as deliver enhanced content discoverability and workflow orchestration across the entire supply chain. Read More


The University of Notre Dame Deploys Spectra Logic Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution

Spectra’s technology protects and preserves critical research, multimedia and academic data across various university departments

BOULDER, Colo. – July 24, 2019  Spectra Logic announced today that the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has deployed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System in conjunction with an existing 5-frame Spectra® T950 Tape Library to create an innovative hybrid cloud infrastructure (HCI) solution for management of its extensive data libraries. Notre Dame’s OIT has relied on Spectra’s enterprise storage solutions since 2014 and is able to serve a wider range of clients throughout the University with this hybrid cloud approach.       Read More