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News: New EX-60 Expansion Chassis Boosts Density and Scalability of DISK Archive Corporation’s ALTO
on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:23:06 pm

(Reading, United Kingdom--September 2, 2014) Disk Archive Corporation (IBC Booth 8.B38F) has launched a new expansion chassis for its ALTO tapeless long-term storage system. The EX-60 Storage Expansion for the ALTO Archive and Content Library meets the growing demand for larger capacity and more densely packed media storage.

ALTO’s disk-based cold storage solution can accommodate up to 275 TB of storage in each 5RU module, with an exceptionally low power dissipation of around 1 watt per Terabyte. By adding the new 4RU EX-60, ALTO users can increase this capacity by up to 340TB per EX-60 chassis, and each ALTO can support two EX-60s for a possible 955TB per node.

The EX-60 can be populated with locally sourced off-the-shelf disks on a buy-as-needed basis, with any mix of disk size and vendor in any slot, making ALTO a practical, highly competitive and completely future-proof system for large-scale storage of infrequently accessed material in content libraries and archives.

“Demand for storage is growing exponentially, driven by new formats including UHD, multiple versioning, the greater number of origination sources, higher shooting ratios, and the desire to keep more of a production’s original pre-edit content,” said Alan Hoggarth, Managing Director, Disk Archive Corporation. “ALTO offers the enormous benefits of a completely tapeless solution for archive and content library storage, and with the EX-60, it provides denser and more efficient storage than ever before.”

More information about Disk Archive Corporation and its products is available at

About Disk Archive Corporation
Disk Archive Corporation Ltd. ( develops high capacity, high availability solutions for long-term, large-volume, completely tapeless storage of Media files. DAC’s ALTO archive storage systems use leading-edge disk drive technology to offer performance and economic benefits over Data Tape Libraries, allowing media companies to accommodate new strategies for data protection and complete the transition to fully tapeless operation. ALTO is optimized for longevity, security and performance, with a very low total cost of ownership and low environmental impact. Compared to conventional archive systems, ALTO is easier to own and more affordable to operate. Established in 2009, Disk Archive Corporation is a privately-owned company drawing on more than 15 years experience designing, delivering and supporting Media Storage, Media Asset Management and Archive Management solutions.


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