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Spectra Logic Introduces First Tape Libraries with Encryption at Gartner Symposium/ITXPO

Users Protect Data in Transport Affordably, Effortlessly with Encryption-Enabled Libraries

GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo, ORLANDO, FL., OCTOBER 17, 2005—Without encryption, data backups are vulnerable to unintended or malicious actions that put at risk confidential information and thousands or millions of identities, exposing organizations to serious legal liability. To address this risk, Spectra Logic today announces encryption-enabled libraries that integrate data backup with federally approved AES-256 encryption. By encrypting data through library hardware, data is secured, no additional point of management is required and proven backup strategies can continue unchanged. Spectra Logic is the only company to offer integrated library encryption. Read More


Spectra Logic Named One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte’s Colorado Technology Fast 50 Program

Attributes Product Innovation to its 103 Percent Revenue Growth

BOULDER, Colo., October 7, 2005—Spectra Logic has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Colorado, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2000–2004.

“Sustaining high revenue growth over five years is an exceptional accomplishment. We commend Spectra Logic for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity,” said Steve Yaroch, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP in Denver and Chair of the 2005 Colorado Technology Fast 50. “We are proud to honor Spectra Logic as a Deloitte Colorado Technology Fast 50 winner.” Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces the S50 LTO Library for SMBS and the Channel

Spectra S50 Manages 40 TB Capacity and Performs at 576 GB/Hour Throughput

BOULDER, Colo.,- August 29, 2005 – Spectra Logic, the data protection innovator, is announcing the availability of its newest tape library, the Spectra® S50. The S50 is a fast, affordable library suited for the entry-level market, including small businesses and organizations, and larger organizations with smaller remote offices and departments. The small and smart S50 provides room for growth with up to 40 TB capacity in only 7 inches (4U), and performance that scales up to 576 GB/hr. Read More


Spectra Logic Announces New Distribution Program to Expand Channel Sales Efforts in North America

Spectra Logic also Introduces the Spectra S50 Library Designed for the Distribution Channel

BOULDER, Colo.,- August 29, 2005 – Spectra Logic announced its new distribution program for North America today. D&H Distributing Co. will now offer its resellers the new Spectra® S50 LTO library, the Spectra 2K AIT library, DAStape and NAStape stand-alone tape drives and certified media products targeted to mid-range business customers. This major company initiative extends Spectra Logic’s reach to more than 20,000 additional commercial, state, local and federal resellers in North America. These resellers can now offer midrange customers a complete storage solution leveraging Spectra Logic innovation, all at an affordable price. Read More


Spectra Logic Libraries Earn IBM HPSS Certification

HPSS and TSeries Libraries are a Superior Combination for Very Large Data Stores

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., ARMY DOIM—August 23, 2005—Supercomputing organizations with petabytes of data seek ways to aggregate enormous amounts of information. A petabyte of data will fill 10s of thousands of high speed disks or thousands of tapes. Over its life cycle, data may need to be moved multiple times between disk arrays and automated tape libraries, and often multiple copies are needed for the most mission-critical data. To aid this market need, Spectra Logic’s TSeriestape libraries have been certified as compatible with IBM High Performance Storage System (HPSS). The IBM software solution helps supercomputing customers better handle large capacity requirements, improve transfer rates across multiple servers, and classify data to be stored. Read More


Xiotech and Spectra Logic Partner to Deliver Integrated Storage Solution

Xiotech Reselling Spectra TSeries Libraries Bundled with Magnitude Disk Arrays

BOULDER, Colo. and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 18, 2005—Two storage innovators, Xiotech and Spectra Logic, have collaborated to create a complete tiered storage solution integrating Xiotech primary disk and Spectra Logic’s TSerieslibraries: the Spectra® T950, T120 and T50. Starting in August, customers can purchase the bundled end-to-end, tested tape and disk array solution based on innovative technology that eases use, configuration and management, and lowers short- and long-term storage costs. Read More


Spectra Logic TSeries Libraries Double Performance with LTO-3 Drives

CHICAGO, STORAGE DECISIONS—May 25, 2005—Spectra Logic is now shipping TSerieslibraries with Ultrium LTO3 Tape Drives manufactured by IBM. Spectra® T950, T120 and T50 users can use the SCSI and Fibre Channel drives to double the capacity and receive up to double the speed of previous generation LTO drives. This can help improve administrative productivity and provide more cost-effective data protection, all with a simple drive addition or upgrade.

“Spectra Logic backed up in-house files to an enterprise Spectra T950 library with IBM LTO3 fibre channel drives, and was very impressed with performance results,” said Larry Freeman, a senior product manager for Spectra Logic. “The LTO3 drives performed blazingly fast at 175 MB/s, more than double the speed over LTO2 drives we tested. We are pleased to offer LTO technology to customers worldwide.” Read More


Spectra Logic Expands Storage Solutions with Microsoft Simple SAN Program

PHOENIX , SNW SPRING 2005, April 13, 2005—Spectra Logic is announcing participation in Microsoft’s Simple SAN Program.   With this program Microsoft is ensuring serviceable, easily deployed, comprehensive SAN solutions that include both data storage hardware and software. This program helps all levels of Windows customers implement SANs simply, regardless of connectivity infrastructure— either Fibre Channel or iSCSI.

“Windows is the number one deployed server application in SAN environments today,” said Dr. Claude Lorenson, senior product manager, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corporation. “By qualifying key industry partners like Spectra Logic and offering bundled storage solutions, we can simplify and improve our customers storage experience.” Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces the Bluescale Environment for TSeries Libraries

Library Software Simplifies Backup Management

PHOENIX , SNW SPRING 2005, April 12, 2005—Spectra Logic is introducing the BlueScale software environment with industry-first features for TSerieslibraries. This sophisticated software set results from more than ten years of field-proven design. BlueScale is inherently flexible and intelligent, readily supporting new features and technologies into the future.

Three industry-first features are available in BlueScale version 9, just released.

  • Observatory displays, through any Web-browser, a single customizable screen with status of multiple Spectra libraries.
  • Throughput monitoring lets administrators fine-tune backup performance by tracking performance at the drive, partition or overall library, logging events every 30 seconds.
  • Online drive firmware upgrades let users upgrade drive software from anywhere in the world.

“When multiple libraries are competitively priced, with similar capacity and throughput, you can only identify the best by evaluating the library’s software set,” said Matt Starr  , CTO of Spectra Logic. “Spectra’s libraries share a common software set, called BlueScale, with the most advanced software features available, which supply a tightly integrated structure that supports new technologies while safeguarding data.” Read More


Spectra Logic Introduces TSeries Library for SMES

Spectra Logic Designs Feature-Rich, Scalable Library for Small to Medium Enterprises

HANNOVER, CEBIT 2005, 14 March 2005—Small to medium enterprise customers must protect business data and project future growth, but few tape libraries address these needs affordably, and with a sophisticated feature set. In response, Spectra Logic created a robust SME solution leveraging its proven T Series software. Spectra is now shipping the Spectra® T50—a fast, small library with true enterprise features, for the budget-conscious user. Read More