WALNUT CREEK, CA — XenData (www.xendata.com), a provider of digital video archive solutions for the media and entertainment industry, is showing a new range of SX-500 archive servers at NAB. The SX-500 is designed for archiving video assets to high capacity LTO-5 robotic tape libraries and RAID.
Digital video archives based on XenData’s SX-500 Series Servers can scale to manage over 100TB of RAID, multiple Petabytes of near-line LTO storage and an unlimited capacity of offline LTO-5 data tapes. The company is offering three models, each providing different levels of performance in a 2RU configuration. The solutions are configurable to manage a wide range of LTO tape libraries, including those from Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Oracle/Storagetek, Overland Storage, Qualstar, Quantum, Sony, Spectra Logic and Tandberg. They each run XenData6 Server software. This provides Mac and Windows client compatibility, a standard file system interface, standard Ethernet connectivity and the ability to manage near-line RAID, near-line LTO and offline LTO.
XenData will also be offering support for multiple tape format standards for its digital video archive product range. Available later this year, this upgrade will include the ability to write files to and restore from LTO tapes in LTFS (Linear Tape File System) and the long established tar format in a single digital video archive system.