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Spectra Logic
www.spectralogic.com / Headquarters: Boulder, Colo. / Employees: 450 / Steve van Engen,
COO: "We can actually simplify the workflow for customers with our deep storage gateway."

West

The
Logical
Choice

spectra logic's solutions
help customers manage
data efficiently and
affordably. by eric slack
With a legacy that extends back
to CEO Nathan Thompson's buying
and reselling of computer equipment
from his University of Colorado dorm
room in 1979, Spectra Logic has become a company dedicated solely to
storage innovation for nearly 40 years.
Today, the company develops deep
storage solutions that solve the problem of long-term storage for business
and technology professionals dealing
with exponential data growth.
Spectra Logic enables affordable,
long-term 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. Its
exceptional product and customer focus has allowed the company to work
with many of the largest information
users in multiple vertical markets
globally. Today the company has 450
employees worldwide, with its headquarters and manufacturing based
in Boulder, Colo. The company does
business in more than 50 countries.
"In the last few years, we've been
working on systems that can help
leverage workflow in different vertical markets and establish rules that
can help users minimize the total cost
of ownership for their data storage
needs," COO Steve van Engen says.
"We are trying to develop systems that
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todd stam (left) and thadd
corlett are dedicated to
helping spectra logic improve
its manufacturing.

are scalable and can help customers
manage their valuable asset of data
and manage it in a cost effective way."

Making its Mark
The many verticals where Spectra
Logic has an extensive presence include media and entertainment, video
surveillance, federal clients, high performance computing and cloud computing. All of those markets leverage
Spectra Logic's technology to enable
their operations.

"They are all areas where we play
and focus on executing," van Engen says. "Many of our products cut
across verticals and have different
use cases depending on the needs of
players. We can do some things with
our technology that allows us to tailor
solutions specifically to a customer in
our verticals."
Right now, the company is focused on software and its Spectra
BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway. A
key solution for Spectra Logic, its


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