March 26, 2013
BOULDER, Colo., March 26 — The Active Archive Alliance announced today that four storage companies have joined the organization. Quantum, Seven10 Storage, Scality, and XenData are the newest contributing members to join the Alliance, following HP joining as a voting member earlier in March and bringing the total number of members to 16.
Traditional storage solutions with heavy workload management requiring a balancing act between tiers of storage, along with flat budgets are driving the need for advanced storage capabilities. An active archive provides an intelligent data storage framework that allows the user to cost-effectively scale to petabytes of data across multiple storage mediums and reduce time-consuming intervention upon the request of data.
“Finding the most cost-effective, reliable and scalable way to store long-term data has become a top challenge for today’s enterprise,” said Dave Thomson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for QStar Technologies and Active Archive Alliance Board Member. “With the new members, the Alliance is able to bolster the technology solution sets available for implementing active archives that are best suited to address each customer’s specific needs.”
Each of the members enables the Alliance to offer an even greater variety of active archive configurations.
Seven10 Storage provides a scale-out file system that enables seamless migration from legacy storage while managing new storage platforms and protecting those investments as customers move to a hybrid cloud.
Scality delivers organic storage solutions for cloud services in a wide variety of industries and contexts. The company’s scale-out object storage solution helps companies respond to the exponential growth of storage demand within a fixed budget.
Quantum helps companies maximize the value of their data by providing industry-leading file system, object storage and tape solutions that enable the creation and management of local, distributed and cloud-based archives.
XenData provides professional digital archive solutions focused on the needs of the media and entertainment industry with tape library installations in more than 50 countries worldwide - ranging from post production organizations and local TV stations to major global broadcasters and major service providers.
Quantum is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain they're able to adapt in a changing world — keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs.
Seven10 develops and markets file system software that allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their storage environments without worrying about storage obsolescence. StorFirst EAS offers a seamless, software driven migration from legacy storage while offering go-forward native support for cloud/hybrid cloud, disk, CAS, tape, and VTL. StorFirst ‘s built-in policy-based automated data management and migration capabilities are purpose-built to cost effectively organize data across tiers of storage. With proven success in healthcare, finance and compliance-driven markets, and an install base that includes many of today’s Fortune 500 companies, Seven10 is fast becoming one of the most trusted names in storage.
Scality is the developer of RING, a software platform enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage. Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one third to half of the cost. Scality is used by Service Providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by Email Providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web services managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Scality RING is based on a patented object storage technology, which delivers high availability, ease of operations and total control of your data.
XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving solutions tailored specifically to serve the media and entertainment industry - with customers ranging from post production organizations to local TV stations to major global broadcasters and major service providers. XenData's solutions range from cost-effective LTO workstation archives to multiple petabyte server systems. They are built on industry standards and provide the high-performance and functionality required to meet today and tomorrow's demanding digital video applications. With digital video archive servers installed in over 50 countries worldwide, XenData is trusted by some of the largest broadcasters and media companies.
About The Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to all archived data. Launched in early 2010 by founding technology partners Dell, FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the most cost effective manner.
Source: Active Archive Alliance
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