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News: Cache-A Archive Appliances Earn Straight A’s At Higher Educational Establishments Worldwide
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:14:07 pm

Colleges and Universities keep enrolling Cache-A for content archiving, access and interchange

(Morgan Hill, California--August 22, 2012) Cache-A Corporation (, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, has revealed details of how leading colleges and universities around the world are standardizing on Cache-A’s archive appliances to safeguard the increasing amounts of video-related data they generate daily.

Cache-A’s archiving products are designed to meet the needs of digital media professionals, and are particularly well-suited to higher education production departments, which like them for their ease-of-use and because they provide fully-integrated networked archiving solutions that increases productivity.

Educational institutions around the world are adding images and video and audio files to their media databases at unprecedented rates – such as student projects, online classes and broadcast content. This has resulted in much more data, many more different file types and significantly larger files that need to be archived. Faced with this challenge, they are deploying Cache-A archive appliances as they offer the safest, most reliable and cost-effective solution to content archiving, retrieval and interchange.

“Colleges and universities everywhere face the challenge of meeting their data storage and retention policies amid a deluge of data that keeps growing year round,” said Phil Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation. “We know how critical is it for them to be able to find, share and manage these files. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring our many educational customers have the benefits of our ‘Archiving Made Easy’™ approach for safe, long-term archival storage and fast, easy access to their content.”

Major colleges and universities using Cache-A’s archive appliances include:

Central Washington University

Clemson University

Columbia College

Florida State University

Governor’s State University

Illinois State University

Louisiana State University

Oral Roberts University

The Smithsonian Institution

University of Alaska

University of Calgary

University of Houston

University of New South Wales

University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Texas

West Virginia University

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

The Cache-A Product Family

Cache-A’s Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache5 and Power-Cache systems, can manage archives of 100’s of Terabytes of data. Each Cache-A 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 that offer 1.5TB of storage per cartridge and have a 30-year archival life. Data can be written using the industry-standard tar format, or LTFS (Linear Tape File System) capability, which enables users to interchange content across different operating systems, software applications and physical locations.

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: 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).

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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