Spectra Announces New BlackPearl Enhancements and Certified Clients to Modernize M&E Workflows and Storage

Updates to Spectra’s Storage Portfolio Deliver Capacity, Cost and Time Advantages for Storing and Managing Media Content

NAB2018 and BOULDER, Colo. – April 9, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced several new enhancements to its popular BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, a purpose-built storage platform that delivers feature-rich software for a modernized approach to storage. BlackPearl integrates directly with asset management applications to simplify workflows, seamlessly managing large volumes of content to a variety of storage tier options, including disk, tape and public cloud. Spectra’s BlackPearl ecosystem continues to expand with more certified clients, including Arcitecta’s Mediaflux®; Komprise’s data management software; StrongBox’s StrongLink®; and VSN’s VSNExplorer®. Spectra continues its strong partnership with Avid by integrating Avid’s MediaCentral® platform. read more


Spectra BlackPearl Integrates with Avid MediaCentral, Delivering a Modern End-to-End Solution for Media and Entertainment

Multi-Tier Storage Solution Simplifies Workflows Without Costly, Complex Middleware

BOULDER, Colo. – April 6, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced that its BlackPearl® Converged Storage System integrates seamlessly with Avid® MediaCentral®, the industry’s most open and efficient platform designed for media. The powerful joint solution enables users on the MediaCentral platform to manage, track and store their assets on a high-capacity system that eliminates complexities and simplifies workflows. From content ingest to distribution, media and entertainment professionals can access, manipulate and preserve high-value digital assets effortlessly and affordably, leveraging the full suite of Avid’s tools and solutions, and Spectra’s BlackPearl system. read more


Spectra Logic Announces Spring 2018 Industry Events

Exhibiting at Events in Media and Entertainment, High Performance Computing,
Video Surveillance, and More

BOULDER, Colo. – April 5, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced participation in seven industry events worldwide between April and June. These important tradeshows include Avid Connect (April 6-8), NAB Show (April 9-12), ISC West (April 11-13), GlobusWorld (April 25-26), HPE Discover (June 19-21), ISC Germany (June 25-27), and Broadcast Asia (June 26-28). Spectra Logic executives will share expertise with existing and prospective customers, partners, and professionals, and showcase Spectra’s suite of data storage solutions – including the new Spectra® Stack, a highly scalable, modular and affordable tape library that launched this spring. read more


Spectra Logic Expands its Family of Data Storage Solutions with New Tape Library Offerings

Modern tape libraries deliver simple, flexible and secure data storage for pennies per gigabyte

BOULDER, Colo. – March 1, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced a major expansion to its family of automated tape storage solutions with the introduction of two new tape library products. These products include the all-new Spectra® Stack, a highly scalable, modular and affordable tape library that allows users to start with a single tape drive and 10 tape slots, growing incrementally as their data needs increase, and the new Spectra® T950v Tape Library, an affordable, entry-level model of the popular high-end Spectra® T950 Tape Library family. The new tape libraries provide both value and functionality for organizations wrestling with growing data sets and shrinking budgets. In other tape updates, the company announced that all Spectra tape libraries± — up to and including the new T950v — can now be deployed with lower-cost half-height Fibre or SAS LTO tape drives, potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars per installation. In addition, Spectra plans to offer RoCE 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with its IBM® TS1155 tape drives for Ethernet tape library integration in Spectra’s T380, T950, T950v and TFinity® ExaScale Tape Libraries, allowing customers to use their existing Ethernet infrastructure without investing in additional hardware. read more


Spectra Logic Announces Komprise Data Management Software is Certified with Spectra’s BlackPearl Converged Storage System

Combined solution automatically identifies and moves infrequently accessed data off Tier-1 storage to BlackPearl for affordable and ongoing data protection

BOULDER, Colo. – Feb. 20, 2018 Spectra Logic and Komprise today announced that Komprise Intelligent Data Management software is now certified to seamlessly operate with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. This joint solution delivers a new way to help organizations better manage their exponential data growth as well as their IT budgets by identifying and transparently archiving massive amounts of inactive or cold data from expensive primary storage to Komprise Data Management software and BlackPearl. This frees up prime storage space for working data, enabling secure, long-term preservation of all other digital assets. read more


Spectra Logic Announces that StrongLink is Now Certified with Spectra BlackPearl

Joint solution enables customers to offload data from expensive primary storage to economical Spectra long-term storage

BOULDER, Colo. – Jan. 30, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced that the StrongLink® software platform from StrongBox Data Solutions is now certified with the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System through the BlackPearl Certification Program. The joint solution delivers a policy-based global namespace to automate archiving, migration and global workflows that simplifies management of data across any storage platform, including Spectra’s tape storage. read more


ITV Employs Spectra Logic Modern Archive Solution for Long-Term Preservation of Digital Content

Spectra’s Solution Simplifies ITV’s Workflow, Eliminating Costly, Third-Party Data Movers

BOULDER, Colo. – January 23, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced that ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network, has selected two Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage Systems and two Spectra® T950 Tape Libraries to protect and preserve the organization’s digital assets long-term. The solution enables ITV to send digital assets to dispersed data center locations on differing media types, to assure the ultimate safety and security of their content with a genetically diverse data preservation strategy. read more


Spectra Verde and BlackPearl Now Integrated with Arcitecta Mediaflux

Joint solutions deliver fast, intuitive, safe and cost-effective long-term management of any data at any scale

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — November 13, 2017 — Arcitecta announced today that is has integrated the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System and Spectra® Verde® NAS Solution with its Data Management platform Mediaflux® operating system, to create the ultimate solution for long-term management of any data at any scale. Spectra BlackPearl and Verde managed by Mediaflux provide the most cost-effective way to deal with growing demands for storage whilst providing sophisticated data management capabilities. End users can easily access all data, independent of its location and do not have to worry where the data is located or what type of storage is used. read more


Spectra Logic to Present at Denver’s SC17 on the Future of Tape Technology

BOULDER, Colo. – November 8, 2017 – Spectra Logic CTO Matt Starr will present on the future of Spectra tape technology within an Exhibitor Forum session open to all registered attendees of Supercomputing 2017 (SC17). The major high-performance computing (HPC) conference is being held November 12-17, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. On the heels of several LTO-8 announcements made recently, Starr will discuss why tape library systems are the most cost-effective high-performance research storage solutions available, as well as how the current tape technology roadmap makes tape an ideal storage medium for data-intensive environments. read more


Spectra Logic Announces Spectra Certified LTO-8 Type M Media and LTO-8 Drives Now Available for Order

BOULDER, Colo. – October 24, 2017 – Spectra Logic announced today that Spectra Certified LTO-7 Type M media along with LTO-8 drives and all supported media are now available for order. An industry first offering, LTO-7 Type M media provides a 50 percent increase in capacity from 6TB to 9TB using new LTO-7 media. Customers who normally wait for the latest generation of LTO tape to be cost effective before upgrading can now immediately realize cost savings by simply adding LTO-8 drives and Spectra Certified LTO-7 Type M media to a Spectra library. read more