Spectra Press Releases


Spectra Logic and StorMagic Announce Active Archive Repository for Video Surveillance, Digital Evidence Management and Media and Entertainment

BOULDER, Colo. – July 21, 2021  Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced a partnership with StorMagic, a company that simplifies storage and security from the edge to the core, to deliver a complete end-to-end active archive for video surveillance and digital evidence management. The joint storage solution combines StorMagic’s ARQvault, the first active intelligent repository to manage and retrieve digital assets using powerful analytics, and Spectra Logic’s award-winning BlackPearl® NAS system and enterprise-class tape libraries to protect large amounts of data in multiple locations for as long as needed. To learn more about the joint solution, please register here for the webinar entitled, ‘Building a Complete Active Archive Repository’, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. MT. Read More


Durham University’s DiRAC Memory Intensive Service Relies on Spectra Logic to Preserve Galaxy Simulation Data to Help Understand the Universe

Two Spectra T950 Tape Libraries with LTO-8 Drives and Media Store Irreplaceable HPC-Based Research in Astronomy and Cosmology at the Durham Facilities 

BRACKNELL, U.K. – 7/07/2021 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that the DiRAC Memory Intensive Service based at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology in the UK has deployed a Spectra® T950 Tape Library with LTO tape drives for the long-term storage of multiple petabytes of cosmological data, representing simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. In addition, Durham recently deployed a second Spectra T950 Tape Library with LTO drives and media to support DiRAC-3, an initiative funded by UK Research and Innovation to upgrade computing power at all four DiRAC sites. The new HPC systems will be three to five times more powerful than the existing DiRAC machines. Click here to read more about the Durham case study. Read More


Spectra Logic StorCycle Software Migrates and Manages the Storage and Preservation of Petabytes of Content for ColorTime

Hollywood Post-Production Studio Optimizes Storage Infrastructure with a Complete Spectra Logic Object Storage Solution that Includes Disk for Quick Access and Tape for Long-Term Archive 

BOULDER, Colo.  June 30, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that ColorTime, a post-production studio that provides world-class creative digital media services for television production projects, deployed Spectra’s StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software to automate cleanup of their production storage area network (SAN) and free up space for their incoming digital content. At the same time, ColorTime also installed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, a Spectra® BlackPearl Object Storage Disk System with 500 terabytes for quick recall of active projects, and a Spectra® Stack Tape Library to ensure safe, scalable and economical preservation of its high-resolution digital media. Read More


Spectra Logic’s Latest StorCycle Software Release Raises the Bar for Modern Storage Lifecycle Management and Long-Term Data Protection

Boulder, Colo. – June 22, 2021  Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced several enhancements to its award-winning StorCycle® Storage Lifecycle Management software. StorCycle software helps global organizations solve the challenges of exponential data growth by providing a better understanding of their data, migrating data to free up primary storage, protecting against ransomware attacks, and enabling disaster recovery copies of data. The new features in StorCycle 3.5 allow tiering and protection of cloud data, provide increased protection against ransomware attacks, and boost metadata searchability and accessibility, among other benefits. Read More


Spectra Logic Announces Details for Upcoming Webinar on How to Manage Exponential Growth of Machine-Generated Data in Life Sciences

Spectra Webinar Will Compare Effective Data Management and Preservation Methods Employed by Other Industries Such as Media and Entertainment 

Boulder, Colo. – June 17, 2021  Spectra Logic, a global leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that it will hold a live webinar to discuss how industries today are managing the preservation of voluminous data sets, particularly in the Life Sciences industry. The webinar will be held on June 24, 2021, at 9 a.m. MT.  Register here for the live webinar or to receive a recording after the webinar. 

Join Spectra CTO Matt Starr on this webinar to hear how other industries, such as the media and entertainment industry, are tackling the challenges of preserving huge data sets that reside on costly primary storage. Innovative data management and preservation strategies will be unveiled and applied to novel approaches in managing explosive data growth in the Life Sciences industry. Read More


Dalet Adds Third-Party Integrations, Partnerships

Dalet FlexMAM seamlessly integrates with archive solutions such as Spectra’s BlackPearl Object Storage Platform

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, is responding to the increasing flexibility needs of content producers and distributors, offering customers greater choice when it comes to cloud providers, advanced remote editing and archive options with expanded support for Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Microsoft® Azure, and Spectra® BlackPearl RioBroker.

Shifts in the global workplace over the past two years have led to more geographically dispersed remote employees that still need to connect to headquarters, colleagues, partners and customers worldwide. To achieve the flexibility needed to serve the new remote workforce, content-focused organizations are prioritizing system interoperability. They are turning to open solutions like Dalet FlexDalet Galaxy five and Dalet AmberFin that offer easy integration, to create extensible remote workflows that can be customized with best of breed solutions from developers like Adobe, Microsoft and Spectra Logic. Read More


Active Archive Alliance Unveils State of the Industry 2021 Report; Announces Free Virtual Conference on the Benefits of Active Archive in a Mid-Pandemic World

Virtual Conference Will Highlight Key Findings from the Report, Best Practices and Evolving Uses of Active Archives

Boulder, Colo., May 5, 2021 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced the availability of a new report: “Saved by the Data: Active Archive Leads the Way in a Mid-Pandemic World,” which highlights the ways active archiving facilitates data management and helps organizations save money, efficiently access data wherever it resides, and build stronger security. The Alliance also announced its free virtual conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MT. Any IT professional, data storage manager, technology or channel partner or value-added reseller is encouraged to register herefor the event. Read More


Spectra Logic Tape Libraries and NAS Solutions Achieve Veeam Ready Status for Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery

BOULDER, Colo. – April 29, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that its entire family of tape libraries and its Spectra BlackPearl® NAS solution have attained Veeam® Ready qualification with Veeam Backup & Replication™ v11. As a long-time Veeam Technology Alliance Partner, Spectra Logic continues to attain Veeam Ready status for its award-winning portfolio of tape libraries and disk solutions to ensure compatibility with Veeam as customers look for easy, economical and scalable storage targets in Veeam environments. Additionally, Spectra and Veeam will present a SpectraLIVE webinar, How to Implement a 3-2-1-1-0 Backup Strategy, on May 4, 2021.  Register here. Read More


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