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StorageDNA Evolution News

February 15, 2011 1 comment

This week, Tridib Chakravarty, CEO of StorageDAN will be on a panel at the Hollywood Post Alliance Technical Retreat-The Seminar is titled  “New Role of LTO-5 Technologies in Media Workflows”

Moderator: George Anderson, Media Technology Market Partners

LTO-5 Technology – Ed Childers, Ultrium LTO Project

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) – Michael Richmond, IBM Almaden

LTFS vs. tar – Tom Goldberg, Cache-A

DNA Evolution – Tridib Chakravarty, StorageDNA

On March 3 and 4th, StorageDNA will be exhibiting at the Createasphere Digital Asset Management Universal City, CA   in Booth 30

They will also be speaking at the Pecha Kucha: Meet the Experts-  Meet with the presenters of Pecha Kucha – learn more about them and their offerings, exchange ideas, and network!

At NAB, StorageDNA will be exhibiting Avid MediaComposer and Apple Final Cut Pro connected to an Isis 5000 with workflows showing synchronization, nearlining and DNA Evolution. This will be midway back in the south lower hall StorageDNA SL 10310

Additionally, the LTO Ultrium group has sponsored StorageDNA to exhibit along with IBM, HP and Quantum in the LTO Ultirum booth located in the North Hall, N 6619.

The LTO Program, formed by technology provider companies HP, IBM and Quantum, develops a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format created to address data protection and archive in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments. The LTO Ultrium format offers users competitive sources of products, an eight generation roadmap, and state-of-the-art features including data encryption, WORM support, high capacity — up to 3TB per cartridge — and blazing performance at up to 280MB/second (LTO-5 tape at 2:1 compressed). With low energy consumption, tape technology can also provide organizations with a green alternative for the data center, delivering substantial TCO benefits and energy savings.

End of Sale and Support Dates for DigiDelivery….So now what

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Avid released notice at the end of November that Aspera notified Avid they have no inventory of DigiDelivery servers and will not build any more units. Also, other than emergency patches, Aspera is doing no further DigiDelivery software development. The latest version of the DigiDelivery software client (v2.1.1) will remain available on their website http://www.asperasoft.com/download.  Aspera will end support, maintenance and extended warranty services for DigiDelivery products on December 31, 2011. Support contracts will be offered through December 31, 2011 and can still be purchased on a pro rated basis into 2011.

There have also been rumblings of security breaches http://duc.digidesign.com/showthread.php?p=1713821   http://duc.digidesign.com/showthread.php?p=1714253

So, what should Digidelivery clients do?  Well, there are a couple different alternatives.  The big question comes down to how has your work flow changed since your initial investment and what are your new objectives on top of that.  Aspera has WAN acceleration products and I am sure they will discuss this as an upgrade path.  Key Code Media recommends one of two different alternatives, depending on the ecosystem of your production and how you interact in the production chain.  If you are doing business with larger enterprise clients who have Signiant, there are some great solutions which you can leverage and become part of the Studios production pipeline.

On the other front, Key Code Media also works with StorageDNA which has a point to point WAN acceleration product which for five seats starts at $5,995.  http://www.storagedna.com/ outlines the process.  A couple of key benefits of this technology for Avid based clients is that the system also does synchronization of files and projects with snapshots.  This means the entire file does not need to be re-sent once the file has been transferred, only the changes.

Either direction a client decides, engaging Key Code Media to analyze your options and determine the solution which most enables your business.  Call us today 818-303-3900 with offices in Santa Monica, San Francisco, Burbank and Seattle, we are the West Coast leader for media solutions.

http://www.keycodemedia.com

Avid Technology qualifies Snow Leopard for MediaComposer 4.05. and Apple 27″ IMac

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Avid Technolgy has qualified the MediaComposer 4.0.5 running software only for the Apple 27″ IMac.   Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6.2, 2.8 Ghz with 4gb RAM.

Mac OS 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard) also supports Avid Interplay!

Avid has also qualified the HP Z800 2.66GHz WorkstationZ800 Operating System for MediaComposer and Symphonychoices:
Microsoft® Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition (SP1 / SP2)
Microsoft® Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition (SP1 / SP2)
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional 32-bit Edition (SP2 / SP3)

For more details call Key Code Media at 818-303-3900