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XenData launches SX-500 digital video archive server range
XenData has launched a new range of SX-500 archive servers 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, easily addressing the archiving needs of most broadcasters, video production companies and the media operations within corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental entities.
SX-500 archive servers are offered in three models that provide different levels of performance. Each model is a 2U rack-mount unit that manages a LTO data tape library and RAID, providing a network file system interface. This creates a highly scalable network attached storage (NAS) device where files are written to LTO tapes and disk.
The servers 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.