Oct 07, 2019
Partner Spotlight – 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.
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®
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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