News: XenData Launches LTO Archive Server with SSD Cache for High Performance
New XenData archive server manages LTO tape libraries and delivers high performance by using SSDs for write and read caching
(Walnut Creek, California--May 21, 2013) XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, today announces the launch of its new high performance SX-524 Archive Server for archiving video assets to high capacity LTO robotic tape libraries.
The SX-524 uses up to 2.4 TB of high endurance SSD for caching files that will be written to and restored from LTO. It includes two 10 GigE network ports and supports LTO libraries with capacities up to 25 PB, and provides high sustainable archive rates of up to 20 TB per day written to LTO-6 cartridges.
The SX-524 is the latest and fastest model in XenData’s SX-520 Series of archive servers. Each model is a 2U rack mount unit that manages one or more LTO data tape libraries, providing a NAS (network attached storage) architecture.
The SX-524 Archive Server runs XenData6 Server software, which provides a rich set of functionality including:
The SX-524 archive server offers broad compatibility with third party products used within the media and entertainment industry including most media asset management systems.
“The new SX-524 Archive Servers are ideal for creating large archives built on industry standards. They offer a standard file-folder interface and write to LTO using either the LTFS interchange standard or open standard TAR,” said Mark Broadbent, XenData CTO. “The use of standards makes it easy to change vendors when you are ready to upgrade your archive and prevents being held hostage to a supplier that uses a proprietary approach.”
The SX-524 supports a wide range of enterprise LTO tape libraries, including from HP, IBM, Oracle/Storagetek, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum and Spectra Logic.
The SX-524 Archive Server is available immediately.
XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving solutions tailored specifically to serve the media and entertainment industry – with typical customers being TV stations, global broadcasters, media service providers, video production and post-production organizations. XenData’s solutions range from cost-effective LTO workstation archives to multiple petabyte server systems. XenData archive servers have a network attached storage (NAS) architecture and are compatible with a broad range of third party media applications. They can be accessed via a standard file-folder structure or by using an API, providing the high-performance and functionality required to meet today and tomorrow’s demanding digital video applications. With over 500 digital video archive servers managing robotic LTO libraries installed in over 50 countries worldwide, Xe nData is trusted by some of the largest media companies. For more information visit: http://www.xendata.com.