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News: Cache-A Turbo-Charges Pro-Cache6 Archive Appliance
on Sep 10, 2013 at 5:43:30 pm

New 10Gb Ethernet capability boosts archiving speed and power

(Golden, Colorado--September 10, 2013) Cache-A Corporation, manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, has announced Pro-Cache610, a new, turbo-charged version of its flagship Pro-Cache6 LTO-6 archive appliance. The high-performance Pro-Cache610 features 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) I/O capability, significantly boosting the speed and power of network archiving operations.

Cache-A has made this new development in direct response to the advent of low-cost, 10GbE infrastructure technology, and the corresponding media and entertainment industry demand to take advantage of the extra productivity 10GbE delivers. Cache-A will debut Pro-Cache610, along with its full LTO-6 product range, and brand new Simul-Copy™ LTO-tape duplication feature, during IBC 2013, Amsterdam, at its stand Hall 7.A04.

Cache-A’s archiving appliances can manage 100’s of Terabytes of data, written using the industry-standard tar format, or LTFS (Linear Tape File System) capability.

Versatile I/O connectivity options facilitate their deployment in on-set carts, with SAN/NAS systems in post and robotic libraries. With Cache-A, users can easily interchange content across different platforms, software applications and physical locations, as well as deliver content to their clients.

Pro-Cache610 is based on Cache-A’s flagship Pro-Cache6 appliance, and features dual RJ-45 connections for 10Gb Ethernet I/O, allowing high-speed archiving at over 150MB/s. It also has eSATA ports for fast access to direct attached storage, and a SAS connection allowing seamless connectivity to Cache-A LTO-6 library or sidecar expansion units, as well as third-party robotic systems.

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 in a central machine room, but can also be easily deployed in on-set cart systems, and is particularly well-suited to archiving operations where massive amounts of data are generated every day.

Maxx Digital, a leading supplier of video, audio and digital media storage solutions, in Costa Mesa, California, is a Cache-A test site for the Pro-Cache610, which is expected to ship worldwide in this Fall.

“With Pro-Cache610, Cache-A has yet again demonstrated just how in-tune it is with the evolving demands of the entertainment industry,” said Bob Zelin, Chief Design Applications Engineer at Maxx Digital. “Customers have been asking for a way to take advantage of the new generation of sub-$1,000 10GbE switches in their archiving workflows, and the announcement of the very impressive Pro-Cache610 is a most welcome development. The Pro-Cache610 integrates perfectly with Maxx Digital’s 10Gig Ethernet Final Share shared storage systems.”

“Cache-A pays close attention to the changing needs of customers across the whole spectrum of digital media archiving,” said Mark Ostlund, VP of marketing and sales at Cache-A. “The introduction of 10GbE performance in the Pro-Cache610, reflects the need for cost-effective and high-performance archive solutions they want from us.”

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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