About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud.

Spectra Logic has been an ISO 9001 certified organization since 1998. View Spectra ISO 9001 Certificate (PDF)

Corporate Milestones

  • spectraThenUniversity of Colorado

    Nathan Thompson gathered his last $500 to start buying and reselling used computer equipment from his dorm room. An electrical engineering and computer science student, his investment established Western Automation and laid the foundation for his future growth and success in the IT industry.

  • 1994logoinbackThe Start of Spectra Logic

    In 1988, Western Automation acquired and in 1996 became Spectra Logic Corporation, a data storage company that has installed tens of thousands of products to customers in over 72 countries.

  • iStock_000008183124SmallFocus Change

    Business focus changes to backup software and tape storage.

  • spectra-thompson-t-finity-2Tape Libraries

    Spectra Logic adds tape libraries to supplement its software product line.

  • TAPETape Technology

    First to automate tape technology in a library.

  • BullFrog Fibre Channel CardFibre Channel

    First to offer embedded Fibre Channel libraries

  • terapackLibrary Services

    First to offer integrated partitioning with Shared Library Services.

  • Spectra Tape LabelingFocus on Data Center Density

    Spectra Logic design exceeds 100 tape slots per square foot.

  • iStock_000004745257MediumMemory & Robotics

    Spectra Logic and its partners accomplish terabyte-an-hour backup and restore. Also becomes the first to offer customer replaceable robotics.

  • tpackIntroduction of the TeraPack

    First to offer storage “chambers” for grouped media management in our TeraPack technology.

  • T950Encryption & T950

    First to market with hardware-based encryption. Spectra Logic introduces the first tape library that integrates with disk in one frame — the Spectra T950 with RXT.

  • iStock_000006738016MediumVTL Encryption

    First to offer hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression.

  • nTiernTier

    First to offer archive and backup servers nTier.

  • MLM IconMLM

    Media Lifecycle Management is released as the first in-library media management tool that significantly reduces errors caused by tape media. Spectra also completes the release of the entire TSeries Mid-Range line (T200, T380, T680), giving customers a seamless upgrade path with the unique TranScale™ architecture.

  • 30th30th Anniversary

    Spectra celebrates its 30th anniversary with the announcement of TFinity, the market's largest, most scalable and high performing library. With industry leading intelligence and a fault-tolerant architecture, TFinity meets the needs of the most demanding, data-intensive storage environments.

  • 1299094539_489_lgQuality Award

    Spectra's tape library product line swept Storage magazine 2010 Quality Awards for enterprise and midrange tape libraries, winning first place in all 14 categories. Spectra earned the highest scores for any tape library in all five years of this awards program, and the highest technical support scores recorded to date for tape libraries in both the midrange and enterprise categories.


    First to offer built-in Data Integrity Verification for tape libraries.

  • carbideDriveCarbideClean®

    Spectra Certified Media is now available with CarbideClean® to ensure media is debris-free, allowing systems to run at peak performance.

  • tfinfamDeep Storage

    Spectra Logic unveils a vision for new 'Deep Storage' tier accessible by the industry's first RESTful interface to tape and the only tier that stores massive data for pennies per GB.

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    Spectra Logic introduces the TFinity ExaScale Edition, "The World’s Largest Capacity Tape Library."