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)
- University 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.
- The 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.
- Focus Change
Business focus changes to backup software and tape storage.
- Tape Libraries
Spectra Logic adds tape libraries to supplement its software product line.
- Tape Technology
First to automate tape technology in a library.
- Fibre Channel
First to offer embedded Fibre Channel libraries
- Library Services
First to offer integrated partitioning with Shared Library Services.
- Focus on Data Center Density
Spectra Logic design exceeds 100 tape slots per square foot.
- Memory & Robotics
Spectra Logic and its partners accomplish terabyte-an-hour backup and restore. Also becomes the first to offer customer replaceable robotics.
- Introduction of the TeraPack
First to offer storage “chambers” for grouped media management in our TeraPack technology.
- Encryption & 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.
- VTL Encryption
First to offer hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression.
First to offer archive and backup servers nTier.
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.
- 30th 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.
- Quality 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.
Spectra Certified Media is now available with CarbideClean® to ensure media is debris-free, allowing systems to run at peak performance.
- Deep 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.
Spectra Logic introduces the TFinity ExaScale Edition, "The World’s Largest Capacity Tape Library."