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News: StorageDNA Collaborates with 1 Beyond to Deliver Portable Turnkey LTO LTFS Solution
on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:08:56 pm

Self-contained 1 Beyond LTOMac combined with DNA Evolution’s media intelligent software helps simplify file-based workflows in the field, studio, and post

(Irvine, California--September 12, 2013) StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced that it is collaborating with 1 Beyond, Inc., an award-winning systems manufacturer for the professional video market, to deliver a turnkey archive-retrieval workflow solution. The new offering combines the benefits of 1 Beyond’s portable, all-in-one Linear Tape-Open (LTO) archive appliance, LTOMac™, with StorageDNA’s revolutionary LTO and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archive, retrieval, and direct access software, DNA Evolution™. By integrating the two technologies, media professionals now have access to a complete solution that is pre-configured and ready out-of-the-box, making it ideal for field and studio data management, as well as post production archive-restore workflows.

“The LTOMac is a purpose-built and elegant hardware solution,” said Jeff Krueger, worldwide vice president of sales, StorageDNA. “Powered by DNA Evolution, this new offering adds great value, as it can be used to help save time and storage costs by streamlining file-based workflows in both the post production environment and in the field. Our customers will appreciate the benefits of an all-in-one, ready-to-go, high performance solution that is highly portable and scalable.”

Designed to be used as a standalone unit or in a networked studio environment, the 1 Beyond LTOMac is a compact, rugged, and fully self-contained hardware system:
  • Includes a high performance Mac® running OS X, with 4TB of database disk and an LTO-6 tape drive with LTFS
  • Scalable with fourteen external ports: 1 Gigabit, Thunderbolt™, 4 USB 3.0, 4 eSATA 6Gb, HDMI, Wi-Fi (with iPad® interface), Bluetooth, Audio In/Out
  • No external wires, cables, cards or converter boxes

StorageDNA’s DNA Evolution is a platform that combines nearline and archive storage on LTO tape and was designed from the ground up to help media professionals manage digital content and lower storage costs as they transition to file-based workflows. Built on LTO with LTFS technologies, it enables new levels of archive-restore performance, allows new media workflows like conform from LTO, and delivers powerful search and browse features to help streamline and speed up media pipelines in production and post production environments.

“We have a long history with LTFS and our early involvement as a strategic partner has given us an opportunity to observe where the market is heading,” said Terry Cullen, president and founder, 1 Beyond. “Because StorageDNA consistently delivers innovations with its software, and is a clear leader in maximizing LTFS technology, we knew that DNA Evolution was the ideal software to integrate with our hardware, thereby offering our customers a turnkey and leading-edge LTO LTFS archive-retrieval solution.”

The DNA Evolution-LTOMac is currently available worldwide from both StorageDNA and 1 Beyond. For more information please visit: or

About StorageDNA, Inc.
StorageDNA helps film, video, and broadcast professionals store and manage their media so they can work more efficiently and save costs. DNA Evolution, the innovative LTO with LTFS workflow solution, allows users to easily archive, find, retrieve, and directly access digital assets at incredible speeds. StorageDNA’s solutions power some of the most complex and critical workflows for a wide range of customers from broadcasters, major film studios and television production companies to sports organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 corporations. Learn more at

About 1 Beyond, Inc.
1 Beyond designs and manufactures purpose-built, professional video systems for all aspects of the workflow from production through post and archiving. Its reputation is for innovation, ruggedness, and high reliability at a fraction of the cost of traditional high-end systems. Having achieved sixteen years of industry firsts with its technology, it is a leader in the professional video market. Learn more at


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