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Spectra Logic Announces Expansion into Australia and New Zealand

Growing demand for 'big data' storage and active archive spurs increased investment in region

SYDNEY, and BOULDER, Colo., March 6 — Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced its expansion and increased resource investment in Australia and New Zealand. The company's decision to further increase its global presence is the direct result of escalating data growth and the need to manage it.

As part of its expansion, Spectra Logic has increased its presence in Sydney and is investing in sales support and technical staff, including the addition of Michael Cocks as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Spectra Logic is also investing in a strong channel recruitment program and has signed numerous reseller partners as part of its award-winning SpectraEDGE reseller program, including SGI, Storm FX, UXC Connect, Techtel, Data Engines, Intraware and Magna Systems.

"Having a local presence in the ANZ region will enable us to offer enhanced, efficient local support and expertise, thus enriching the overall experience of our customers," said Brian Grainger, vice president of worldwide sales, Spectra Logic. "Organizations need intelligent, integrated, and easy-to-use archive, active archive and backup solutions to manage, protect and preserve their growing data volumes. Throughout our 30+ year history, Spectra Logic has delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support."

The Australian National University (ANU) located in Canberra, and ranked as one of the top universities in Australia, recently deployed two Spectra Logic T950 enterprise tape libraries at the heart of its tape-based active archive to support ANU's high-performance private data cloud storage solution. In addition, ANU hosts the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) – Australia's national high-end research computing service. The enterprise requirements of ANU, together with the research needs served by NCI, have led to a massive and rapidly increasing requirement for data storage and management.

ANU and NCI evaluated the best solution for its needs and, after careful evaluation, chose Spectra Logic's archive solution within a SGI storage cloud because of its high data reliability, scalability, and extreme cost efficiencies in terms of space, energy usage and total cost per terabyte.

"With more than 7 Petabytes of initial critical research data that streams in and out of high-performance instruments, computational and data-intensive processes, as well as an increasing need to share data for international data-centric collaborations, the Spectra Logic system forms a central component of our storage cloud," said Dr. Ben Evans, associate director of NCI.

"The incorporation of the Spectra Logic's active archive solution provides a platform for storage growth," said Allan Williams, director of information technology services at the ANU. "It allows us to keep our primary data online and accessible to users, while also increasing the reliability of our stored data across physical sites."

"We are delighted that Spectra Logic has increased its presence in the region and look forward to continuing to work with them as our data needs inevitably evolve," added Dr. Evans.

In the ANZ region Spectra Logic will offer its complete line of automated tape library solutions from its entry-level T50e, mid-range T120, T200, T380 and T680, and enterprise scale T950 and T-Finity libraries. Powered by Spectra Logic's unified management software, BlueScale 12, these storage solutions provide industry-leading performance, lifecycle management, and integration capabilities. Escalating data growth continues to make tape the optimal storage solution: cost effective, efficient long term retention, highest data integrity, environmentally sound, highly secure and easily portable.

In addition to its Australia/New Zealand presence, Spectra Logic has offices in Europe, the United States, Canada, and India, and has customers in more than 40 countries.

Learn more about Spectra Logic Corporation here.


Source: Spectra Logic Corp.

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