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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-7 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

LJA Engineering Adds Spectra Verde NAS and Komprise Software to its Network Environment

Verde’s Performance and Komprise’s Visibility Allow for Efficient Data Management

BOULDER, Colo. – October 17, 2017 – Spectra Logic announced today that LJA Engineering Inc. has selected a Spectra® Verde® NAS Solution combined with Komprise data management software to manage and store the firm’s growing amounts of data. Verde NAS acts as both an archive repository and backup target, while Komprise provides a single, comprehensive view of the organization’s data across storage. Together, Spectra Logic and Komprise enable LJA Engineering to optimize their data storage, delivering a fully integrated, cost-efficient solution with superior performance and capacity. Read More

Spectra Logic Launches LTO-8 Pre-Purchase Program

LTO-8 Technology Doubles Capacity Enabling Every Spectra Tape Library to Store More Than a Petabyte of Data, with the TFinity ExaScale at 1.6 Exabytes in a Single Footprint

BOULDER, Colo. – October 11, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced the launch of its fourth LTO tape technology pre-purchase program that provides its customers with access to LTO-7 drives and media for use until LTO-8 technology becomes available. Pre-purchase customers will be priority recipients of LTO-8 drives and media, allowing them to be among the first to gain the capacity and performance advantages of LTO-8. Read More

University of Georgia Implements Disaster Recovery Archive Solution from Spectra Logic

Genetic Diversity and Geographic Separation Allow for Long-Term Preservation of UGA’s Library Collections

BOULDER, Colo. – October 3, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that the University of Georgia has deployed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, Spectra ArcticBlue® Disk Solution and two Spectra T50e Tape Libraries to archive and protect its digital library collections. Leveraging BlackPearl’s hybrid storage architecture, the university is able to write content to both tape and disk, creating a genetically diverse archive strategy for long-term preservation. Read More