Awards

Spectra Logic has nearly 40 years of innovation in storage. With over 80 patents and a strong investment in research and development, Spectra Logic and its products have won many industry awards.

May 2017 – Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards

 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards Finalist The Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards highlight outstanding examples of technology innovation in the life sciences, from basic R&D to translational medicine. The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) developed a Ceph integration with Spectra’s BlackPearl Converged Storage System, and the project was selected as a finalist for the 2017 awards program.

October 2016 – CRN 100 People You Don’t Know But Should

 CRN 100 People You Don't Know But Should Each year, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, compiles a list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, to celebrate under-the-radar channel management team members from the industry’s top vendors and distributors. This year’s list recognized Spectra’s own Chief Sales Officer, Brian Grainger, and Senior Director of Marketing, Betsy Doughty.

September 2016 – iabm Design & Innovation Awards

  Spectra Logic’s Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage System was shortlisted for the 2016 iabm Design & Innovation Awards. The awards are presented at IBC Show in Amsterdam each year to recognize exciting new products, services and projects that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast supply industry.

August 2016 – Security Products New Product of the Year Award

  Spectra Logic’s Spectra Verde DPE was selected as a winner of the 2016 Security Products New Product of the Year Award in the Video Surveillance Data Storage category. The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.

July 2016 – Stratus Award

  Spectra Logic was named 2016 Hybrid Cloud Provider Finalist by the Business Intelligence Group. The crowd-sourced industry awards program recognizes companies, executives, and their services whose innovative approaches are helping to accelerate the development and adoption of the cloud in consumer and business markets.

April 2016 – SIA New Product Showcase

  Spectra Logic was awarded Best of Video Surveillance Storage at the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2016 New Product Showcase (NPS). Spectra received the recognition at ISC West, the largest annual event in the security industry.

April 2016 – CRN 5-Star Partner Program Guide

  Spectra Logic received a 5-Star rating in CRN’s 2016 Partner Program Guide. The Partner Program Guide recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

April 2016 – IABM Game Changer Awards

  Spectra Logic’s ArcticBlue was shortlisted in the “Storage” category as a finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2016. The IABM Game Changer Awards are presented at NAB Show and nominations are invited from companies launching and showcasing their new product or service for the very first time at the show.

April 2016 – 2016 Media Awards

  Spectra Logic Europe Ltd. was shortlisted for the 2016 Media Awards, hosted by TMT News. The 2016 Media Awards aim to emphasise key players in the world of media, recognizing those who have transformed the way the world visualizes and interprets across all platforms and services.

March 2016 – UK Cloud Awards

  ArcticBlue, a breakthrough in nearline storage, was selected as a finalist for the UK Cloud Awards 2016. The UK Cloud Awards celebrate innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence in the UK cloud IT Market. The Awards showcase the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in the UK and beyond.

March 2016 – DCS Awards

  Spectra Logic (ArcticBlue) was selected a finalist for this year’s DCS Awards in the Data Centre ICT Storage Hardware Product for the Year category. The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data center arena, recognizing the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike.

March 2016 – Network Computing Awards

  Spectra Logic’s ArcticBlue was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 Network Computing Awards, in the category of NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – HARDWARE. The presentation ceremony for the 2016 Awards took place in London on 17th March.

January 2016 – Storage Visions Visionary Awards

  Spectra Logic’s ArcticBlue was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Storage Visions Visionary awards. ArcticBlue was nominated in the category of Professional Class Storage, recognizing advanced development of digital storage technologies, devices and media used by the media and entertainment industry.

July 2015 – Stratus Awards

  Spectra Logic was named the winner of the 2015 Stratus Award for Cloud Computing in the Private Cloud Provider of the Year category, by the Business Intelligence Group. The crowd-sourced industry awards program recognizes companies, executives, and their services whose innovative approaches are helping to accelerate the development and adoption of the cloud in consumer and business markets.

April 2015 – SIA New Product Showcase

  Spectra Logic’s NVR3 received the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase (NPS) award for Best of Video Surveillance Management Systems. Winners were announced at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West on Wednesday, April 15th.

April 2015 – IABM Game Changer Awards

  Spectra Logic’s “Spectra BlackPearl: Object Storage for Media & Entertainment” was shortlisted in the “Storage” category as a finalist for the IABM Game Changer Awards 2015. The IABM Game Changer Awards are presented at NAB Show and nominations are invited from companies launching and showcasing their new product or service for the very first time at the show.

June 2014 – Storage Awards

  Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance was named the Archiving & Compliance Product of the Year at The Storries XI Storage Awards program.

March 2014 – 5 Star Award CRN Partner Program

Spectra Logic’s SpectraEDGE channel partner program was awarded a 5-Star recognition in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide, acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

February 2014 – Storage Magazine Product of the Year 2013

  Spectra nTier Verde disk appliance, the most affordable file storage system available on the market today, was honored as a Backup Hardware category finalist in the prestigious Storage Magazine Products of the Year program. Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors, storage industry experts and storage end users served as judges in the awards program.

February 2014 – 2014 CRN Channel Chiefs

  Spectra Logic’s Senior Director of Marketing, Betsy Doughty, was named a 2014 CRN Channel Chief by CRN magazine. These IT industry executives are the who’s who of channel management—heading up the partner programs that solution providers depend on to run their businesses. CRN’s honor recognizes Doughty’s success in growing the SpectraEDGE channel partner program worldwide and in introducing exciting new applications and programs to support its channel partners.

January 2014 – Visionary Company Award

  The Thirteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference (partner program to the 2014 International CES) recognized companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, visionary products for the digital content value chain and digital storage media and entertainment end users. The award for Media and Entertainment Storage Company went to Spectra Logic for the introduction of the Object Based Deep Simple Storage Service (Spectra S3).

November 2013 – HPC Wire Editor’s Choice Award

Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl received an HPCwire Editor’s Choice Award as one of the Top 5 New Products or Technologies. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 Supercomputing show in Denver, Colorado.

June 2013 – Storage Awards

  Spectra Logic was recognized at the 2013 UK Storage Awards (‘The Storries’) as the Storage Innovator of the Year, as voted by the readers of Storage Magazine. Spectra Logic secured the prestigious award by outpacing competition from Axxana, DataCore, Fusion IO, IBM, NetApp, Nexsan, Nimble Storage, PHD Virtual Technologies, Pure Storage, Qlogic, Symantec and VEEAM in the Storage Innovator category.

2012 Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards

Spectra Logic earned top honors in the 2012 Quality Awards program, winning both the enterprise and midrange tape library categories. Sweeping the win for the 2012 Tape Library Quality awards marks the sixth time the company has won first place in a Quality Awards category. Spectra Logic outpaced competing midrange and enterprise tape library solutions from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Quantum and Dell. End-user respondents gave Spectra Logic particularly high marks for initial product quality, product reliability, and its knowledgeable sales force representatives and technical support personnel.

May 2012 – DCIG Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide

Spectra® TFinity and T950 tape libraries achieved the highest rankings and were named the market’s “Best in Class” products in the Data Center Infrastructure Group (DCIG) 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide. According to DCIG’s independent research study, the Spectra Logic TFinity and T950 models attained the top, “Best in Class” rankings for the dual robot and single robot classes of libraries, respectively.

April 2012 – Denver Post Top Workplace

The Denver Post named Spectra Logic a Top Workplace in Denver. Spectra Logic was selected based on nominations and surveys of employees conducted by the Denver Post’s partner in the project, WorkplaceDynamics. The survey measured six key factors: direction, execution, conditions, careers, managers, pay and benefits.

July 2011 – Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine Top Women of the Channel 2011

Betsy Doughty, Director of Channel Development, was named by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the Top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. The Top Women of the Channel list is chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.

June 2011 – Storage Awards

The Spectra TFinity tape library was recognized at the 2011 UK Storage Awards (‘The Storries’) as the Tape-Based Product of the Year, as voted by the readers of Storage Magazine. Spectra Logic secured the prestigious award by outpacing drive and library product competition from Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum and Tandberg in the Tape-Based Product of the Year category.

June 2011 – Apex Awards

  Spectra Logic was named a nominee in the 2011 Apex Awards, the prestigious technology awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado’s advanced technology companies and professionals. Since the program’s inception in 2000, CSIA’s Apex Awards have acknowledged Colorado-based organizations and professionals in the categories of success, innovation, vision, leadership, excellent customer support and community contributions.

March 2011 – CRN’s Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and 5-Star Rating

Spectra Logic was named a 5-Star Winner in the 2011 CRN Partner Program Guide, a definitive listing of vendors who either have programs that service solution providers or provide products to the Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program recognizes an elite subset of vendors in the Partner Programs Guide who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

February 2011 – Boulder County Business Report’s Forty Under 40 Award

Spectra Logic’s Molly Rector was named to BCBR’s 2011 “Forty Under 40” list. This award honors select professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to shape the future through their contributions to the Boulder Valley Community

February 2011 – 2011 Channel Chiefs Awards

Spectra Logic’s Betsy Doughty was named in the Channel Chiefs 2011 program by Everything Channel’s CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers.  They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

January 2011 – Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year

The Spectra TFinity tape library was named a finalist in the backup hardware category. TFinity can accommodate up to 30,000 cartridge slots in a single library, allowing it to scale to 91 PB of compressed data.

December 2010 – Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards

Spectra Logic received the highest scores in all six categories for its midrange and enterprise tape libraries in the Quality Awards Program. Spectra’s products also earned the highest scores for any tape library covered in all five years of the awards program. This honor is based on results from a survey issued by the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com staff to its qualified end user readers.

June 2010 – Spectra TFinity Green Storage Product of the Year

The Spectra TFinity was named “Green Storage Product of the Year” at the seventh annual Storage Awards 2010. The Storries VII awards program honors outstanding products, services and people, and winners are selected based on votes submitted by readers of Storage Magazine in the UK.

April 2010 – Spectra TFinity DICE Product of the Year

The Spectra TFinity was named “Product of the Year” in the 2nd annual DICEData Intensive Impact Awards. The awards program showcases products and technologies that have enabled progress in HPC data management in locality, movement, manipulation and integrity, as well as power and cooling efficiencies.

March 2010 – Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program Winner

Spectra Logic’s SpectraEDGE channel partner program was awarded a Five-Star recognition in Everything Channel’s 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

February 2010 – 2010 Channel Chiefs: Who’s Who In Storage

Spectra Logic’s Molly Rector was honored by the CRN as an executive charged with making sure the channel remains an important part of their business.

January 2010 – Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year

Spectra Logic’s BlueScale 10.6 software was named a finalist in the backup and disaster recovery (DR) hardware category in the 2009 Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year competition.

January 2010 – Storage Visions Awards

The Spectra TFinity tape library earned the award for “Professional Media and Entertainment Storage” in the Ninth Annual Storage Visions Conference awards program.

June 2009 – Storage Website of the Year

The Storage Awards are given by the readers of Storage Magazine to reward the outstanding products, services and people in the data storage industry. The 2009 Awards saw in excess of 6000 readers vote (22,000+ votes cast in total) for their favorite products, people and companies. Spectra Logic won the award for “Storage Website of the Year 2009.”

June 2008 – Emerging Tech

CRN’s Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants. Spectra Logic was honored in 2008, a second consecutive year, for its Media Lifecycle Management tape health tracking software.

April 2008 – Best Practices in Storage

NASCAR Media Group was named top honoree in Computerworld’s Best Practices in Storage Awards Program 2008, in the “Selecting and Deploying a Storage Network” category at Storage Networking World (SNW). NASCAR Media Group’s T950 stores more than 50,000 hours of video footage, including NASCAR-related events, TV programs, movies, commercials and other broadcast data. Read More

January 2008 – Product of the Year Finalist

Storage Magazine, 2007 Storage Products of the Year Finalist, Backup Hardware Category. Spectra T950 with BlueScale 10 Management Interface. LTO-4 hit the market in 2007, bringing improved speeds and capacity as well as native tape encryption for data security. Spectra Logic shipped its LTO-4 tape library with integrated key management software, essential to managing encryption, but an ingredient missing from many LTO-4 tape products.

October 2007 – Technology Fast 50

Spectra Logic was named in Deloitte and Touche’s Technology Fast 50 awards program, which honors the 50 fastest growing companies in Colorado each year. Spectra achieved a 36% revenue growth over five calendar years and earned 44th place in the 2007 rankings. Read More

June 2007 – CRN Magazine: Emerging Tech Dynamos

Spectra Logic was named an “Emerging Tech Dynamo” by CRN magazine. Solution providers say the Emerging Tech IT companies are beating established vendors in head-to-head product, margin, technical support and field engagement comparisons.

January 2007 – InfoWorld Technology of the Year

InfoWorld magazine named the Spectra T120 with BlueScale Encryption in its prestigious 2007 Technology of the Year Awards Program. The T120 with Encryption won in the Storage category for Best Mid-Tier Tape Library.

January 2007 and January 2006 – Storage Magazine Quality Award

Spectra Logic earned the Diogenes—Storage Magazine Quality Award for Mid-Range Tape Libraries. Spectra Logic’s mid-range products were evaluated and ranked first place by end users based on five criteria: sales competence, product features, initial quality, product reliability, and technical support.

November 2006 – Best Practices in Storage

Spectra Logic BlueScale Encryption customer R.C. Willey Home Furnishings was selected by Computerworld as a finalist of its “Best Practices in Storage” Awards Program at SNW-Fall 2006. R.C. Willey was named finalist in the “Securing the Storage Fortress” Category, which recognizes organizations that proactively observe the need to protect their stored data from internal and external threats.

October 2006 – Technology Fast 50

Spectra Logic was named in Deloitte and Touche’s Technology Fast 50 awards program, which honors the 50 fastest growing companies in Colorado each year. Spectra achieved a 36% revenue growth over five calendar years and earned 44th place in the 2007 rankings. Read More

September 2006 – Big Bytes

Spectra Logic was awarded in Byte and Switch’s Big Bytes awards program, which honors innovation and excellence in storage networking. BlueScale Encryption was one of three products named finalist in the Storage Network Security category.

April 2006

The Spectra T950 with BlueScale Encryption was named a finalist in the 6th annual eWeek Excellence Awards Program, in the enterprise storage hardware category.

November 2005

CRN Test Labs Product Review: The Spectra T50. CRN magazine’s test lab editors recently named the Spectra T50, “easy to use, manage and maintain….ideal for both large and small companies….easily expandable….affordable….flexible and feature-rich”. The Spectra T50 earned 2005 CRN Test Center Recommendation recognition.

October 2005

IT Week magazine reviewed and awarded the Spectra T50 with five stars and the Editor’s Choice Award for value, speed and expandability.

October 2005

Spectra Logic was named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Colorado, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. Spectra Logic’s 103% revenue growth, over five years from 2000–2004, earned the recognition.

January 2005

Spectra Logic was named by Storage magazine editors as one winner of the 2004 “Products of the Year” award. Spectra Logic’s enterprise T950 library with integrated RXT, removable RAID disk, was introduced in April 2004. The Spectra T950 with RXT is the first library to actually contain both disk and tape inside a single library.

March 2004

Spectra Logic earns Computer Technology Review’s “Best of the Best” award for the Spectra T950.

May 2003

Spectra Logic earned The Communicator Awards Honor of Distinction for the Print Media Competition. Graphic Design and Public Relations were highlighted for their conference campaign efforts around the reseller conference VARCon 2002.

April 2003

Spectra Logic’s CEO Nathan Thompson receives the University of Colorado Most Distinguished Alumni Award in the category of Research and Invention. Thompson founded Spectra Logic in his dorm at University of Colorado-Boulder in 1979.

October 2002

Spectra Logic has been recognized in Deloitte & Touche’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 program for Colorado , a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from 1997-2001 (five-year period).

January 2000

Imaging & Document Solutions Magazine, a documentation solutions publication dedicated to providing business professionals with leading imaging and document product management resources, named Spectra Logic’s enterprise-class tape libraries, the Spectra 12K & 64K, Product of the Year 2000 award winners.

June 2000

Imaging & Document Solutions Magazine, a documentation solutions publication dedicated to providing business professionals with leading imaging and document product management resources, named Spectra Logic’s AIT tape libraries, the Spectra 12K & 64K, “Best of AIIM” product award winners following the AIIM 2000 Show in New York City.

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Spectra Logic’s CEO Nathan Thompson receives the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Rocky Mountain Region.