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Spectra Adds Major Integrator, Certifications to Video Surveillance Storage Portfolio

Convergint Technologies and Salient Systems Agreements Expand Spectra VS Program

BOULDER, Colo. – September 19, 2017 – Spectra Logic is celebrating the four-year anniversary of its global Spectra Video Surveillance (VS) division, and announcing new agreements with two VS partners, Convergint Technologies and Salient Systems. Spectra Logic’s Video Surveillance solutions are uniquely suited for both traditional and niche surveillance environments, including state and local entities, municipalities, police departments, medical marijuana organizations, smart cities, public transportation and universities. Read More

Spectra BlackPearl Family Expands with Upgradeable NAS Solution

17 BlackPearl Certified Clients Now Available

AMSTERDAM and BOULDER, Colo. –September 12, 2017 – Spectra Logic has added a new mid-tier enterprise-grade data storage offering to its BlackPearl family—the Spectra® BlackPearl® Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. The NAS-based disk platform can provide an affordable storage location for offloading inactive tier one data, landing ingested media, or backup storage. BlackPearl NAS scales from 48TB to 7.1PB per unit, includes all the enterprise-grade features of Spectra’s award-winning NAS product lines, and is easily upgradeable to a full BlackPearl Converged Storage System with seamless access to multiple local and remote storage targets including tape, disk and cloud options. The simple BlackPearl upgrade path provides investment protection for companies facing the challenges of changing regulations, cloud initiatives and corporate mandates. Read More

Pixit Media Integrates IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) with Spectra Logic BlackPearl Converged Storage System

Automatic data tiering to Spectra Logic tape libraries greatly lowers storage costs and provides a single view of data across flash, disk, tape and cloud

London, United Kingdom – 12th September 2017 – Pixit Media, the leader in high-performance software-defined storage solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry announced today that it has enhanced its PixStor Ngenea HSM software to archive digital assets to the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. Pixit Media used the Spectra S3 API to build its certified Spectra S3 client for PixStor and IBM Spectrum Scale to address the challenges of transparent migration and recall of data between filesystem and tape in order to free up valuable Tier 1 storage. BlackPearl clients use the Spectra S3 protocol, an extension of the commonly used S3 cloud storage interface. Read More

Object Matrix and Spectra Logic Launch Integrated Storage Solution

MatrixStore and BlackPearl Deliver Intelligent and Tiered Storage Workflow

Cardiff, Wales and Frankfurt, Germany, 30th August, 2017 – Object Matrix and Spectra Logic have announced an integrated and holistic storage solution across multiple storage tiers, whilst ensuring the security and integrity of the content within storage.

The joint solution combines Object Matrix’s Digital Content Governance Platform, MatrixStore with the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System.

Object Matrix’s MatrixStore ensures organisations have access to their content immediately as required and without delay. Not only is content more easily accessed, but it is also more secure and protected within this platform. By providing automated and integrated business continuity functionality, users are able to continue managing content even in the case of an outage. Read More

NL Technology, Develops Integration between NLT Archive for Avid Interplay and Spectra Logic BlackPearl Converged Storage System

Integrated MediaCentral | UX Solution Provides Seamless Archive Management

North Andover, MA, USA — August 28, 2017 — NL Technology announced today that it has enhanced its NLT Archive for Avid Interplay Production Asset Manager to allow digital assets to be archived using the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. NL Technology used the .NET/C# software development kit to build a certified Spectra S3 client for its NLT Archive, providing a long term storage solution that is seamlessly integrated with Avid’s MediaCentral | UX. Read More

Spectra Logic Adds GPFS Integration through ArcaStream Ngenea BlackPearl Certification

BlackPearl with ArcaStream Delivers Affordable Archives to HPC Customers

FRANKFURT, Germany, and BOULDER, Colo., June 19, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that it has forged a partnership with ArcaStream, a software-defined, scale-out storage and data management solutions provider based in the UK. Spectra Logic now integrates IBM® Spectrum Scale™, previously known as General Parallel File System (GPFS), in its Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, delivering an affordable, robust archive that eliminates vendor lock-in. The combined offering from Spectra Logic and ArcaStream is a complete storage solution from production, or primary, storage all the way down to the deepest storage layer. Read More

Spectra Logic Publishes Annual State of Data Storage

“Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017” explores enterprise storage today and trends shaping the future

BOULDER, Colo. – June 14, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced the publication of “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017,” Spectra’s annual review of the data storage industry. The report provides insight for storage and media manufacturers, application developers and enterprise storage customers into the trends, pricing and technology shaping the data storage industry, and projects future storage needs and the technologies with the best chance of satisfying them. Read More

IPV and Spectra Logic Partner to Manage BlackPearl-Stored Content

Curator MAM System Integrated with BlackPearl Converged Storage System for Faster Content Access

Cambridge, UK. 25 April 2017 – In an announcement that enables Spectra Logic storage system users to more easily manage their stored content, the company (Spectra Logic) has certified IPV as one of its technology partners. IPV’s MAM system Curator is now directly integrated with the BlackPearl converged storage system, helping content producers and owners address the needs of today’s content production infrastructures. Read More

Levels Beyond’s Reach Engine Now Archives Digital Assets to Spectra Logic BlackPearl

Certified Joint Solution Streamlines Media Workflow through Hybrid Cloud Architecture

DENVER, Colo. – April 25, 2017 – Levels Beyond, the new era for intelligent content, today announced that it has enhanced its Reach Engine platform to archive digital assets to the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. Levels Beyond leveraged the Java Software Development Kit to build a certified Spectra S3 plugin for its Reach Engine platform to significantly improve upon traditional storage management processes. The Spectra-certified solution delivers seamless workflows, minimizes file movements on production networks, and reduces network traffic. It provides intelligent, continuous management of massive amounts of content across multiple storage tiers, both on premise and in the cloud. Read More

Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System Now Available with 14 Media & Entertainment Clients, Showing Broad Adoption as the Ideal Platform for Media Workflows

New Suite of Certified Clients Developed by Leading Media and Entertainment Partners

NAB2017 and BOULDER, Colo. — April 24, 2017 — Spectra Logic today announced that 14 BlackPearl clients designed for Media and Entertainment (M&E) organizations are now available for the Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, with more clients in development. New certified clients developed by leading M&E partners, including Avid®, CatDV, eMAM, IPV Ltd., Imagen, Levels Beyond, Marquis, Vizrt, as well as others, and the introduction of Eon Browser for non-managed creative assets, shows broad adoption of Spectra BlackPearl-based solutions in every size organization and in differing market segments. It is the industry’s premier storage platform for all workflows. Read More