MORGAN HILL, CA — At the NAB show, Cache-A Corporation (www.Cache-A.com) showed the Power-Cache archive server, which includes the company’s Version 2.1 software release. Power-Cache combines Cache-A’s appliance functionality with a fast disk array and ultra-fast networking for more expandability and accelerated archive and retrieval transfers.
Power-Cache features a separate SSD drive for its operating system to ensure peak archiving and restore performance and reliability. The compact one rack-unit can control up to four LTO-5 drives with up to two concurrently at full speed. Library24 or Library48 options and a one rack-unit expansion chassis that can hold one or two LTO-5 tape drives can be connected in any combination of up to four tape drives. To simplify the archiving of large projects, the Cache-A Library24 and Library48 work with the Power-Cache or Pro-Cache to automate archival workflows. Cache-A’s Library24 option can accommodate up to two internal tape drives and up to four tape drives on the Library48 option when driven from the new Power-Cache model.
Power-Cache is launching with Version 2.1 software, which contains many new capabilities for all models, including the ability to queue jobs from multiple users or events. Cache-A systems also now offer the ability to directly mount Apple file shares, improving performance and convenience in Mac environments.
New status reporting shows users more information about file transfer progress, while new network configuration controls give users the ability to set up and view the status of each Ethernet port. Other features specific to Power-Cache include a new RAID manager, SSD OS capabilities, multiple tape drive support and reporting functionality.