Spectra Press Releases


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®. 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


Spectra Logic and Aveco Combine Strengths for End-to-End Ingest to Archive Workflow Solution

Fully integrated Spectra Logic BlackPearl and Aveco ASTRA MAM provide seamless management of large volumes of media content.

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 1, 2020 Spectra Logic®, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, and Aveco®, the media industry’s largest independent automation provider, today jointly announced a fully integrated media asset management (MAM) and archiving solution, which has been fully tested, certified and put on air.

Based on the Aveco ASTRA MAM and Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, users can manage and protect their content seamlessly – from ingest to production to archive and distribution. Lifecycle management, automated tiering and cloud connectivity enable end users to manage costs and take advantage of cloud services where it makes sense. Read More


Spectra BlackPearl Platform Now Available with Grass Valley Solutions to Make Media Workflows More Flexible and Scalable

BOULDER, Colo.  Nov. 19, 2020 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that Grass Valley’s STRATUS has integrated with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Object Storage platform. Designed for numerous concurrent media workflows, BlackPearl eliminates the need for expensive third-party middleware by directly integrating with a wide range of production, automation and asset management applications. GV STRATUS is a video production and content management application that simplifies workflows, streamlines video editing and enables stories to break faster while providing creative freedom. Read More


Spectra Logic Ransomware Webinar to Discuss How to Defend Against a Ransomware Attack

Senior IT Director at Spectra Logic Tony Mendoza will share his personal story of how he and his IT team overcame a dangerous ransomware attack at Spectra Logic

BOULDER, Colo. – Nov. 13, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, will host a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at 9 a.m. MST, to share Spectra Logic’s story of how Spectra Logic was attacked by ransomware that threatened the company’s operations, but prevailed against it. Tony Mendoza, senior IT director at Spectra Logic, will reveal details of the attack and share lessons learned as well as key strategies to deploy to help organizations and the solution providers who support these customers defend their infrastructures to successfully protect against a ransomware attack without paying cybercriminals the ransom. View the webinar here. Read More


Spectra Logic’s StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management Software Helps Organizations Reap Long-Term Benefits from Improved Data Access, Control and Protection

New scheduled delete feature cements StorCycle® as a powerful storage lifecycle management solution by enabling users to set up data deletion for compliance and retention needs

BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 29, 2020– Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today rolled out significant enhancements to StorCycle, its software solution that revolutionizes storage lifecycle management. With the latest release, StorCycle 3.2 becomes the de facto standard in delivering storage lifecycle management. The new enhancements ensure that an organization’s data is identified, migrated, accessed and protected on the right tier, at the right time, throughout its lifespan, providing maximum value to organizations that rely on data to drive their business. Read More


Spectra Logic Presents SpectraLIVE Customer Edition, a Virtual Conference Featuring True IT Stories by Spectra Customers

BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 13, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced SpectraLIVE Customer Edition, a virtual conference that will provide IT professionals with an opportunity to hear directly from Spectra customers. The SpectraLIVE Customer Edition event will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to noon MT. The event features a variety of Spectra Logic customers across several verticals who will discuss their IT infrastructure challenges and how they overcame them. To check out the agenda and speakers or register for the SpectraLIVE Customer Edition virtual event, click here. Read More


Spectra Logic and Dalet Collaborate to Deliver a Certified End-to-End Media Management Solution

BOULDER, Colo.  Oct. 6, 2020 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that it has established a collaborative relationship with Dalet, a global leader in media workflows. Dalet joins Spectra’s certification program to deliver a fully integrated solution that combines Dalet Galaxy five with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Object Storage platform, providing a unique media asset management platform that extends from content creation to asset preservation. Bringing greater efficiencies and ease of use to users in media and entertainment, the joint solution encompasses production, asset management, orchestration, storage tiering and intelligent lifecycle management, and delivers the following:    Read More


Spectra Logic Announces Industry’s First Tape Library to Store One Exabyte of Uncompressed Data Leveraging LTO-9 Technology

New e-book outlines how, when, where and why to store and protect an Exabyte of data to help data-driven organizations facing enormous data growth

BOULDER, Colo.  Sept. 24, 2020 – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, again has advanced the boundaries of tape technology with today’s news that the Spectra TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library will now store an industry-first exabyte (one million terabytes) of uncompressed data in a single 45-frame system leveraging LTO-9 tape technology. As the world’s largest storage system, the Spectra TFinity Tape Library is considered a de facto standard in data-driven computing environments, providing unsurpassed storage density, scalability, reliability and affordability in the smallest footprint of any enterprise-class tape library. Read More