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StorageDNA introduces 8 new products for LTO-5 with LTFS archiving

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

StorageDNA introduces eight new LTO-5 LTFS archiving solutions….complete turnkey solutions starting at $7,995

StorageDNA has introduced eight turnkey bundles with the StorageDNA Evolution technology with LTO-5/LTFS archive and synchronization for rich media workflows.  Tridib Chakravarty, C.E.O. of StorageDNA announces “With the introduction of open source LTFS, StorageDNA has created a usable archive and automated back up allowing editorial, graphics, audio the seamless ability to develop simple archive and retrieval workflows.  By introducing the D-100, X and N Series, our clients can now get a StorageDNA Evolution with LTO-5 turnkey solution with the entry pricing under $8,000.  We found that our resellers and clients were looking to have one company bundle and support cost competitive turnkey work flow solutions.  DNA Evolution has made efficient archiving cost effective.”

Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media (a west coast video integrator and reseller) states “DNASync allowed clients to nearline their Avid and Apple Final Cut projects on lower cost disks.  DNA Evolution utilizing LTFS now allows for an exponentially scalable archive solution on a secure and robust medium.  Our clients are constantly running out of storage limiting their capacity to run multiple projects while awaiting approvals on other jobs.  DNA Evolution now allows archiving up to 1.5 terabytes which equals 15 hours of HDCam footage.  The cool aspect is the automation and process rules for ease of use and integrity of the back up where any creative editorial suite can easily deploy within their business.”

StorageDNA Evolution provides real time archive, snap shot, DNA Evolution can retrieve entire projects from Nearline to online storage. Alternatively, DNA Evolution enables editors to retrieve specific sequences. DNA Evolution supports both AAF (Avid) and XML (Final Cut) based retrievals allowing maximization of storage for your online SAN, while easily allowing retrieval of projects or clips.   DNA Evolution archive clients can upload extracted metadata, generated previews (*) to the controller. Once uploaded, the content can be browsed, played, downloaded and searched for via the DNA Evolution web interface.  DNA Evolution utilizes checksum and delete algorithms. These algorithms are built for LTO-5 tape and the newer LTFS file system. Delete algorithms ensure media is truly on tape before being deleted from primary disk or removable media.  DNA Evolution runs in three modes enabling archiving, snapshots and migration. Archive is useful for protecting raw footage and exported sequences. Snapshots offer instant recovery during a project, while migration offers the ability to migrate media based on activity.

The following link is a sample workflow leveraging the LAN/WAN connectivity enabled by StorageDNA.  http://www.keycodemedia.com/StorageDNA/storagedna.html

For a full explanation of the eight new StorageDNA Evolution solutions, please visit.  http://storagedna.com/product-dnaevo.html

D100(Desktop Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, Software)

Hardware: HP 4000 Desktop Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server

X-Series (Rackmount Series, 1 Gb/s – 2 Gb/s)

X100 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X100-8 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 8 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X100-24 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 24 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X200-24 (Server Host, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 24 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X200-48 (Server Host, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 48 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X400-48 (Server Host, 4 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 48 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 4 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server

N-Series (Rackmount Series, 2 Gb/s – 10 Gb/s)
N-Series are configurable for end user needs and designed to connect with end user tape hardwareFor further information or a demonstration, please contact Key Code Media at 818-303-3900, 206-728-4000, 310-401-6700, 415-221-0300 or 949-757-0303. (www.keycodemedia.com)