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StorageDNA
Streamline Your File-Based Workflow

Since 2004, StorageDNA have been helping film, video and broadcast professionals master their digital workflow to enable them to work more efficiently and save costs. Advanced technologies and a commitment to innovation are the backbone of the company. Their mission is to engage with a community of customers, resellers and partners, evolve their product offerings, and provide these solutions for an unparalleled value.

Many media professionals face a number of challenges as a result of the phenomenal growth of digital file-based workflows, including how to:

  • Cost-effectively backup and store content
  • Protect digital assets long-term
  • Easily archive, search, find, restore, and directly access content when needed

DNA Evolution, StorageDNA’s intelligent workflow solution built on Linear Tape Open (LTO) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technologies, allows you to streamline your file-based workflow, work more efficiently, and save significant storage costs. The innovative workflow solutions allow you to easily archive, find, restore, 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 major film studios and television production companies to sports organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 corporations.

LTO Tape: Low-cost, Reliability, and Performance

You can save significant storage costs with LTO digital tape media. LTO tape has the lowest cost per/GB than any other storage medium designed for use by professionals, with an extended roadmap providing further enhancements and cost savings well into the future.

An LTO cartridge is just a spool of tape with no moving parts, making it ideal for long-term storage. LTO tape is an industry standard for archival media and designed to last over 30 years, while hard drives become unreliable when not used constantly. LTO was designed for Enterprise IT environments and has been on the market for over ten years, with millions of tapes being used everyday. With LTO tape, you are assured that your assets are being protected with a reliable, proven storage medium.

LTO digital tape media will increase archive and restore performance and is capable of over 1.3 Gb/sec of throughput. As an example, you can move one hour of AVCIntra100 in under eight minutes! By using LTO tape, you can realize substantial storage savings with the best performance and most reliable archival storage option.

TFS: Low-cost, Direct Access, and Media Workflows

LTFS technology has emerged as a solution that combines the best features of LTO and the direct access benefits provided by disks. Developed by the LTO consortium, LTFS is a file system standard for tape. Much like disk-based systems, LTFS defines how it writes content to tape in an open format, which gives it the ability to unlock the true power of LTO. LTFS provides a direct access file system on LTO enabling DNAevolution to offer backup, archive and nearline workflows–in one platform. DNAevolution is “LTFS-aware” software designed from its inception for LTFS and LTO-based technologies, offering a dramatically more cost-effective storage infrastructure. Other solutions do not use the “disk-like” abilities of LTFS. Instead, they only use LTFS as an alternative to the original .tar format. DNAevolution is the only software solution designed to fully leverage LTFS, maximizing the direct access ability of LTFS for new levels of digital workflows. These advanced media workflows help you to simply your workflow, save time, and lower your storage costs.

 

 

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