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News: Cache-A Spotlights Accelerated Archiving at NAB 2014 (Booth #SL9027)
on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:34:37 am

New LTO-6 appliances, plus faster and more efficient LTFS archiving take center stage

(Golden, Colorado--March 6, 2014) Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances for the media and entertainment industry, will show accelerated archiving capabilities plus new LTFS LTO-6 archive appliances at NAB 2014 Las Vegas – Cache-A Booth #SL9027. Taking center stage will be several brand new, ground-breaking innovations for faster LTO-tape and LTFS (Linear Tape File System) archival, delivering enhanced productivity and greater levels of asset protection.

Highlights and debuts include: Pro-Cache610, the new, turbo-charged version of Cache-A’s flagship Pro-Cache6 LTO-6 archive appliance; the very latest advances in LTFS interchange and delivery workflow; Simul-Copy™, Cache-A’s speedy LTO-tape duplication and verification capability; and Cache-A’s full family of LTO-6 desktop/rackmount archive appliances, with library expansion options.

Pro-Cache610 – turbo-charged archiving:
Cache-A will debut Pro-Cache610, with 10GbE connectivity, allowing high-speed archiving at over 150MB/s. It is particularly well-suited to archiving operations where massive amounts of data are generated every day. Pro-Cache610 comes with 6TB internal HDD RAID 0 or RAID 1 disk-cache storage, while LTO-6 cartridges can hold up to 2.5TB of data natively. It is rack-mountable, integrates with Cache-A LTO-6 library and sidecar expansion units, as well as third-party robotic systems, and is also easily deployed in on-set carts.

Enhanced Interchange & Delivery:
Cache-A is focusing on efficient “hub and spoke” delivery workflows, where remote content creators provide delivery to larger central data repositories. Based on collaborative work with Discovery Channel, Cache-A appliances can format LTFS tapes to meet all of Discovery’s delivery specifications. This includes automatically placing metadata.xml files in the index partition and automatically building MD5 checksum files for graphics, audio and program content. The metadata file can be easily restored later, slashing access time.

Cache-A is partnering with Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) to offer users the option to utilize the Strongbox Seed Format when recording LTFS formatted data. This innovative concept enables users to archive locally and feed tapes to a centralized archive center in a highly-efficient workflow.

Simul-Copy – fast, simultaneous LTO-tape duplication:
Simul-Copy harnesses advanced replication technology developed by Cache-A. It enables users to simultaneously make multiple tar or LTFS LTO-tapes copies, rather than sequential copies, at close to the same speed as a single copy. It works with Cache-A’s LTO-4, LTO-5 and latest LTO-6 generation appliances. Using Simul-Copy, Power-Cache systems can create up to four simultaneous LTO-tape copies, while Pro-Cache models can create two simultaneous LTO-tape copies. Copy drives can be in Cache-A’s Library24 and Library48 accessories, in rackmount expansion chassis, or Cache-A’s newly released LTO-Sidecar expansion drive.

Cache-A LTO-6 – archive appliance product family:
The full Cache-A product family on show includes: Prime-Cache6, the quiet, compact/desktop entry-level appliance; Pro-Cache6, the company’s flagship system with increased 6TB internal HDD RAID 0 or RAID 1 disk-cache storage; Pro-Cache610, the new 10GbE high-speed Ethernet version of the Pro-Cache model; and the high-performance Power-Cache6 Archive Server for large archives; and Library24/Library48 Expansion Options.

About Cache-A Corporation
Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”.


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