EditShare Ships Two New Models For Creating Media Backups and Archives

New tape-based and disk-based EditShare Ark systems enable EditShare users to move backup media to lower cost storage and create long-term archives; ability to turn Ark into an EditShare shared storage system.

Amsterdam, September 10, 2009 -- EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, released at IBC 2009 (stand 7.D22) two new EditShare Ark models for creating media backups and archives; Ark Tape and Ark Disk. Ark Tape and Ark Disk are workflow engineered to automate file migration to and from the award-winning EditShare shared storage solutions. Because Ark solutions automatically communicate with EditShare shared storage solutions, media spaces, project spaces and other important data structures are seamlessly exchanged between systems. In the event of a system failure, EditShare Ark Disk can be configured to operate as an EditShare shared storage system.

"By effectively leveraging backup across tape and disk options, companies can increase the throughput and reliability of their disaster recovery infrastructure at a reasonable cost," comments Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare EMEA. "A multi-purpose solution, Ark can serve facilities as a long-term media archive or temporary backup to clear space on an EditShare for an incoming production while still maintaining an online presence for approval. The added protection of turning your Ark Disk system into an EditShare shared storage system is a key differentiator and significant value add for protecting your media."

EditShare Ark allows EditShare users to create safety backups during the editing process, move media to lower-cost storage when a project must be put on hold or while it awaits approval, and create long-term archiving of entire projects or selected media spaces. The EditShare Ark Disk systems have the option of being activated in an emergency as a "lower-bandwidth EditShare server" to minimize downtime.

EditShare Ark Feature Highlights

– Seamless integration with EditShare shared storage solutions, retains user permissions and data structures for media spaces and project spaces.

– Simple-to-use interface enables "non-IT" staff to automate and schedule full and incremental backup and archive procedures.

– Ark Disk-based model option available for fast "nearline" storage and retrieval; can be used as a temporary failover for storage server.

– Ark Tape-based model available for cost effective backup or long-term archival; lower power requirements for long term storage needs.

For more information, please visit www.editshare.com or stop by the EditShare stand at IBC (stand 7.D22).

About EditShare Complete Collaboration Products

EditShare shared storage solutions, EditShare Storage Series and EditShare XStream Series, enable editors and compositors to easily and economically share media and work collaboratively regardless the platform or application. Users connected to an EditShare network can seamlessly access in real time a common pool of media files. Source material, work in progress and finished packages are shared and instantly available to all users on the EditShare network. The rules-driven workflow ensures that no data is ever overwritten or accidentally destroyed.

EditShare Flow and EditShare Ark book end the shared production storage workflows with advanced multi-channel ingest/browse and archiving/back up capabilities. The integrated solutions provide a highly scalable, end-to-end media management workflow.

About EditShare LLC

EditShare LLC is the pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies. The EditShare system fuels the collaborative creative process for digital media artists by delivering high-quality, high-performance, and cost-effective networked collaborative editing solutions. For more information, please visit www.editshare.com.

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