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-8 Type M Media and LTO-8 Drives Now Available for Order

BOULDER, Colo. – October 24, 2017 – Spectra Logic announced today that Spectra Certified LTO-8 Type M media along with LTO-8 drives and all supported media are now available for order. An industry first offering, LTO-8 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-8 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


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