Spectra Press Releases


Spectra Logic Publishes 2020 Data Storage Outlook Report

Fifth annual data storage report aids industry in navigating the budgetary and infrastructure challenges of capturing, sharing and preserving data

BOULDER, Colo. — July 9, 2020 Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced the publication of its “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2020”. The fifth edition of the report delves into the management, access, use and preservation of the world’s ever-expanding volumes of data, capturing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on trends and technology during this unprecedented time in history. The report outlines future strategies, technologies, applications, use cases and costs for more accurate evaluation and planning of data management and preservation strategies.  Read More


New Report by Evaluator Group Validates Key Benefits of Spectra StorCycle Software as a Valuable Tool for Storage Lifecycle Management

BOULDER, Colo. – June 11, 2020 –Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today shared third-party test results verifying that StorCycle® software, a storage lifecycle management solution, is adept at pinpointing inactive data and completed projects using a variety of criteria, including age, size, and other measures, and migrating those files to a more cost-effective storage tier consisting of secondary NAS, the public cloud, object storage and tape, saving organizations time, money and headaches. Read More


Spectra Logic Launches New Remote Installation Program to Help Customers Maintain Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak

New program enables Spectra engineers to partner with customers to configure and deploy Spectra equipment remotely during the coronavirus outbreak

BOULDER, Colo. – May 12, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, launched a new Remote Installation Program to support customers during the global coronavirus outbreak. Through this program, customers will realize the benefits of their purchased Spectra solutions much sooner than would otherwise be possible where onsite assistance is not permitted. Read More


Spectra Helps Customers Modernize IT Architectures with StorCycle Software 3.0 and Enhancements to its Data Storage Portfolio

StorCycle Software Now Supports Linux and Windows; Advanced Functionality for the BlackPearl Object Storage Platform Improves Infrastructures for Demanding Workloads

BOULDER, Colo. – March 31, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that StorCycle, its new Storage Lifecycle Management software, now supports Linux® in addition to Windows® operating systems, providing effortless data management for midsize and large enterprises. Spectra also announced enhancements to its BlackPearl Object Storage platform to provide organizations with greater control and protection as IT professionals face mounting infrastructure challenges and expanding virtual workforces. The company also recently rolled out its unique LTO-9 Pre-Purchase Program. Read More


Spectra Logic Announces SpectraLIVE, a Virtual Conference and Executive Meeting Program

Spectra is offering multiple virtual opportunities to connect and engage during these trying times

BOULDER, Colo. – March 25, 2020– Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced that it will provide customers and partners with several virtual opportunities to connect and engage with Spectra leadership and product managers during this unique time of global uncertainty. With customers and partners in mind, Spectra has developed SpectraLIVE, a virtual conference and executive meeting platform, alongside its monthly webinar series, to help organizations maintain business continuity and make decisions related to managing, accessing and preserving their vital data. Read More


Spectra Logic Announces Spring 2020 Industry Events

Exhibiting at Events in M & E, High Performance Computing, General IT and Data Management

BOULDER, Colo. – Mar. 2, 2020Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced participation in 20 industry events worldwide between March and June. Some of these events include Storage Technology Showcase (March 2-5), CABSAT (March 31–April 2), Avid Connect (April 17-18), NAB Show (April 19-22), Cray User Group (May 3-7), Dell Technologies World (May 4-7), MPTS (May 13-14), Broadcast Asia (June 9-11) and ISC High Performance (June 22-24).  Read More


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