Partner Spotlight – Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic Corporation is a data storage company known for its broad portfolio of tape and archive solutions.  For 40 years, Spectra Logic has served the needs of data-intensive industries, global corporations and government agencies by providing advanced data storage and archive solutions based on ever-evolving deep storage requirements.

Chairman and CEO Nathan Thompson founded Spectra Logic as Western Automation in 1979 at the age of 19, running the company out of his apartment while an engineering student at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While the name changed to Spectra Logic in 1993, the company’s headquarters have remained in Boulder.

Spectra Logic launched their first tape library in 1995, and have been leaders in the tape library segment ever since. They were the first company to implement iSCSI in their tape library products and were first to release a tape library with integrated hardware-based data encryption.  Trusted for decades by many of the world’s most recognized organizations, Spectra Logic tape solutions can be found in nearly every market, from small to medium-sized companies, to large Fortune 50 corporations and government entities.  Today, More than 20,000 companies worldwide have implemented Spectra Logic solutions to address tiered storage needs. 

Since both ATTO Technology and Spectra Logic specialize in technologies that lead to the protection and preservation of data, it’s no surprise they established a relationship collaborating on solutions.  From working together to certify ATTO HBAs compatible with Spectra Logic solutions, like the ATTO ExpressSAS® ESAS-H608, to the recent inclusion of ATTO XstreamCORE® ET 8200 in the cutting edge Spectra®Swarm solution, each company’s technology compliments the other’s.

Spectra Swarm adds Ethernet connectivity to Spectra LTO tape libraries, extending tape libraries beyond single server racks by utilizing a backbone 40GbE RoCE or iSCSI connection that is locally switched to multiple SAS-connected LTO drives.  This solution with ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200 allows organizations to utilize their iSCSI infrastructure for maximum flexibility while providing optimized tape library performance,  and enables cost savings due to the ability to use lower-cost SAS half-height tape drives.

With data generation increasing every day, Spectra Logic are among those leading the way in creating new solutions for managing and storing that data.  ATTO is proud to help Spectra Logic achieve their performance and technology goals.  You can visit Spectra Logic at NAB Show New York 2019 at booth N623.

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