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


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