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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions Deploys Fully-Integrated Content Workflow from Spectra Logic and Avid

Spectra BlackPearl with Avid Interplay Allows IMSP to Easily Manage Both Avid and Creative Assets

BOULDER, Colo. – April 18, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions (IMSP)’s Content Division and Mobile Production Group, has deployed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System and Spectra® T200 Tape Library to manage digital assets within its Avid® Interplay® | Production environment. Spectra’s BlackPearl integrates seamlessly with the Avid | Interplay Production workflow, allowing IMSP to quickly manage, archive and restore both Avid and other (creative) assets, while Spectra’s T200 provides the organization with simple, scalable, cost- effective storage to preserve their content indefinitely. Read More


Globus Joins Spectra Logic’s Growing Partner Developer Program with BlackPearl Client Certification

Spectra and Globus Solution Lets Users Share, Store and Access Valuable Research Data to Advance Scientific Research Worldwide

GLOBUSWORLD 2017 and BOULDER, Colo. — April 11, 2017 — Spectra Logic today announced that Globus has completed client certification for its Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System. BlackPearl allows customers in university, high performance computing (HPC) and research organizations to seamlessly store data to disk, tape and cloud storage using a unified interface provided by Globus. Globus software-as-a-service (SaaS) simplifies file transfer, sharing and data publication for geographically diverse research communities worldwide. Spectra’s BlackPearl Converged Storage System integrates efficiently with the Globus service and delivers a fully integrated storage solution built to transfer data between Globus users, reducing overall data management time, cost and complexities. Read More


twofour54 Adopts Seamless Storage Workflow from Spectra Logic and Avid

Avid recommends Spectra Logic for compatibility with Interplay | Archive
and LTFS Format

BOULDER, Colo. – March 14, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub, has deployed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System and Spectra® T120 Tape Library, coupled with Avid Interplay | Archive Software, to meet the company’s digital archiving needs. Spectra Logic’s T120 with LTO-6 media affords twofour54 the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support required within their unique production environment, while BlackPearl’s seamless integration with Avid Interplay | Archive allows them to easily and efficiently manage large volumes of content. Read More


Imperial War Museums Digitally Preserve Wartime Data with Spectra Logic Archive Solution

Spectra Logic provides reliable, scalable and cost-efficient hybrid storage ecosystem solution to manage more than 550TB of data across five sites

BRACKNELL, UK— February 28, 2017 — Spectra Logic today announced a large-scale data archiving solution at the Imperial War Museums (IWM) across England, including IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. Replacing a legacy archive system, the Spectra deployment is intended to more reliably store and manage critical data pertaining to wartime history. The deployment consists of a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, including a Spectra® ArcticBlue® Disk Solution and two Spectra® T950 Tape Libraries. Read More


Specialist Distributor Hammer and Leading Global Deep Storage Vendor Spectra Logic Announce EMEA-Wide Distribution Deal

Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Bracknell, Berkshire, UK

Hammer, the leading specialist value-add distributor, and Spectra Logic, have entered into an EMEA-wide distribution agreement.

The partnership will see Hammer adding Spectra Logic’s high-capacity workflow, tape and disk-based products to its portfolio and will allow Spectra Logic to strengthen its position in key backup and archive markets. By partnering with Hammer, Spectra will grow its enterprise-level reseller customer base.

Jason Beeson, Hammer’s Commercial Director, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to increase our high-performance computing offering to our partners and customers. By adding Spectra Logic’s bespoke data workflow storage solutions we can reach a whole new genre of highly data-dependent users who are seeking a complete data workflow, from input and day-to-day use right through to deep storage and archiving.” Read More


Spectra Logic Celebrates Tenth Consecutive Year of Profitability

Unprecedented Tape Technology Commitment, Targeted Vertical Strategy, NAS and Object Storage Sales Drive Spectra’s Achievement

BOULDER, Colo.– February 2, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced its tenth consecutive year of profitability at the close of calendar year 2016. Spectra Logic’s success is rooted in investing in industry-leading research and development (R&D) to build and improve its archive solutions, creating tailored solutions for key verticals that incorporate software and hardware to solve customer workflow and management issues, and focusing on digital preservation that protects customer data forever, while minimizing impact on business processes. Read More


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Disrupts the Economics of Flash Adoption

Accelerates all-flash data center transformation for a fraction of the cost of public cloud platforms

London – Nov 28, 2016 – Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new initiative to address demand for flexible storage consumption models, accelerate all-flash data center adoption, assure the right level of resiliency, and help customers transform to a hybrid IT infrastructure.

Over the past several years, the industry has seen flash storage rapidly evolve from niche application performance accelerator to the default media for critical workloads. During this time, HPE’s 3PAR StoreServ Storage platform has emerged as a leader in all-flash array market share growth, performance, and economics. The new HPE 3PAR Flash Now initiative gives customers a way to acquire this leading all-flash technology on-premises starting at $0.03 per usable Gigabyte per month, a fraction of the cost of public cloud solutions. Read More


Spectra Logic Adds Ceph Integration to BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway

Spectra BlackPearl Customer LIBR Develops Open Source Ceph Integration for Developer Community

Salt Lake City, UT, SC-16, #1401 – November, 15 2016 – Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced that the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) has developed an integration between its Ceph clustered file system storage environment and the Spectra® BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway. The new integration is designed for both backup and archive, significantly reducing backup windows and allowing users to affordably store data for a seemingly indefinite period of time. LIBR will be offering the code to any BlackPearl user by the end of December 2016, free of charge, through GitHub. Read More


University of Leeds’ School of Earth and Environment Plans for Petabyte-Scale Data Growth with Deep Storage Solution from Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic T950 tape library and Verde NAS disk solution to preserve more than 3.5PB of scientific research data in the next five years

BRACKNELL, UK – 9, November 2016 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced that The School of Earth and Environment at The University of Leeds, a leading research facility in the UK, has selected a Spectra® T950 Tape Library and Spectra® Verde® Disk Solution to meet its rapidly increasing IT storage requirements.

The university, which conducts vital research across a number of earth science disciplines, previously relied solely on disk drive technology for its long-term storage needs. However, the sheer volume of data it was producing was expanding rapidly, making its full retention an enduring challenge. With the life of a typical disk drive running at approximately three years, and an increasingly stringent requirement from grant-funding bodies for data be kept between 10-20 years, it was important that Leeds find a more durable, cost-effective solution. The school also required increased storage capacity to house its own data, and accommodate the needs of other departments, who were lacking adequate space. Read More


Smoke & Mirrors Deploys Spectra Logic T950 Tape Library to Manage More than Seven Petabytes of Data Globally

Spectra Logic solution helps global visual effects and post-production service provider maintain 24/7 access to vast amounts of uncompressed data

BRACKNELL, UK— 13th September 2016 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced that UK-based visual effects and post-production company, Smoke & Mirrors, has deployed a Spectra® T950 Tape Library with eight LTO-6 drives and one expansion chassis to store upwards of seven petabytes of database, video, images and other data. The Spectra T950 library, which is designed to meet stringent requirements for data integrity, security and reliability, is perfectly suited to Smoke & Mirrors’ need for fast online storage and high capacity. Read More