Spectra Logic Honored with Storage Magazine Quality Awards

Spectra Logic has earned the top honors in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards, 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, and caps a year of significant success and technological achievements, including the availability of 10GbE iSCSI connectivity, the commencement of LTO-6 shipments and the installation of the 380 PBs nearline tape archive for NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputing system, which is one of the largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world.

“Our objective is to identify the most reliable products on the market. It seems when Spectra Logic Corp. is in it, the company wins it. The “it” in this case is the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards for tape libraries,” wrote Rich Castagna, editorial director for the storage media group for Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com, in the article, Spectra Logic Snares Midrange and Enterprise Tape Library Awards, which reported the results of the Quality Awards survey.

With the Quality Awards win, 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.

“Spectra Logic dominated this time around with the highest score in every [Enterprise] rating category. Spectra Logic’s performance in the midrange groups is equally impressive,” noted Castagna. “The broader story is how satisfied users are with the tape storage systems, underscoring how vendors continue to produce high-quality and innovative products.”

“Spectra Logic has built its reputation on innovation leadership and ensuring an unsurpassed end user experience. We have focused the past several years on innovating not just in the technology we deliver but also in the customer experience – from initial sales contact to ongoing support from our service team. It is a tremendous validation and honor to be recognized by our users and the readers of Storage Magazine with the 2012 Quality Awards for enterprise and midrange tape libraries,” said Molly Rector, executive vice president of product management and worldwide marketing, Spectra Logic.

Spectra Logic also announced that the San Diego Court has ruled favorably on its Motion to Stay Overland Storage, Inc.’s lawsuit proceedings regarding alleged patent infringement pending the outcome of similar proceedings currently in process with the International Trade Commission (“ITC”).

Overland’s asserted patent claims are invalid and not infringed. Spectra Logic’s response to the lawsuit includes relatively unique defenses that Overland’s request for damages is completely extinguished due to Overland’s unusually long delay and misleading conduct in connection with the lawsuit.