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News: Cache-A focuses on Archiving Made Easy at IBC 2012 (Stand 7.E06)
on Jul 16, 2012 at 6:58:02 pm

(Morgan Hill, California--July 16, 2012) Cache-A Corporation (, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, will focus on Archiving Made Easy™ as the company displays its very latest products at IBC 2012, Amsterdam, 7-11 September, 2012 (Stand 7.E06). These include Cache-A’s desktop Prime-Cache, flagship Pro-Cache5, high-performance Power-Cache, and flexible Library 24/28 automation systems.

This year Cache-A has integrated its line of archive appliances with storage systems from industry-leading manufacturers. These include storage area network (SAN) solutions from Facilis, Studio Network Solutions and StorNext, and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions from Archion. This development helps customers to simplify their workflows, while ensuring the safest, most reliable and cost-effective solutions to content archiving, access and interchange.

Cache-A has also extended its leadership in supporting the LTFS (Linear Tape File System) format. LTFS is particularly advantageous for media and entertainment companies needing storage solutions to safeguard their assets, increase data mobility and share content organization-wide. All of Cache-A’s LTO-5 based products deliver LTFS capability. HBO, Safeway and Offhollywood are some of the first to deploy Cache-A’s enhanced LTFS technology with their archive appliances.

“Archiving and the long-term protection of digital assets are among the most important issues facing today’s digital media professionals," said Mark Ostlund, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cache-A. "Cache-A is fully committed and focused on our ‘Archiving Made Easy’ approach to improve archiving by embracing new formats like LTFS, supporting SAN and NAS systems, and ultimately by delivering a product range that suits all needs and the diversity of digital workflows."

The Cache-A product family at IBC 2012 (Stand 7.E06):
Cache-A’s Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache5 and Power-Cache systems, can manage archives of 100’s of Terabytes of data. Each appliance has a built-in catalog database making it easy for users to track, search and retrieve content. Archives are made on secure, portable LTO-5 tape cartridges using the LTFS file system or the industry-standard tar format.

  • Prime-Cache5: compact and quiet desktop archiving appliance, featuring an LTO-5 tape drive, 2TB hard disc, an improved chassis, and 10-times faster direct-attached transfers via USB 3.0.
  • Pro-Cache5: the most efficient and easily-deployed way to manage hundreds of Terabytes of archived data; rack-mountable, featuring LTO-5 tape drive, 4TB RAID, rich direct-attach I/O options, and works seamlessly with Cache-A Library and Expansion units. Pro-Cache5 delivers many of the advanced features users demand for content archiving, interchange and access.
  • Power-Cache Archive Server: combines Cache-A’s renowned appliance functionality with greater disk capacity and improved throughput, via a high-performance blend of LTO-5 tape drives, 8 TB of RAID and 10Gb Ethernet technologies. It delivers faster archive and retrieval transfers as well as greater flexibility for staging content, making duplicate tape copies and working seamlessly with Cache-A Library and Expansion units
  • Library24/Library48 Automation Options: available in 24 or 48 tape slot configurations, these library options work with Pro-Cache and Power-Cache models to automate cartridge loading for archiving, restoring and even cartridge spanning when archiving large projects. They offer near-line archival capacity of up to 72TBs (Library48) or 36TBs (Library24).

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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-5 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache 5 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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