2015 BVE Show
Disk Archive Corporation
“With the growing need to store more content in a more accessible way, Broadcasters and Media companies are looking for higher density and lower cost agile storage solutions. Enterprises have already largely moved their transactional data from tape archives to cloud-based disk storage, but the special requirements for Media storage defeat the economics of typical cloud solutions. At BVE we will be showing new technologies and solutions to increase storage density, reduce cost and harness the power of the cloud in a smarter way to deliver tangible business benefits and superior performance – Alan Hoggarth, Managing Director, Disk Archive Corporation
On display at the 2015 BVE Show
**NEW for BVE** Support for 8TB Archive Disk Drives
At BVE 2015 DAC will introduce support for a new generation of Archive Specific 8TB disk drives, which are set to transform the economics of Deep Archive storage on the ALTO Offline platform. The new Disk Drive technology is optimized for long retention times and low throughput characteristically required for Deep Archives and Preservation. With up to 4 Petabytes per rack cabinet, the footprint is significantly smaller than other Archive solutions and being disk-based, the environmental specifications are more relaxed than tape-based solutions bringing direct and indirect cost savings to the ALTO system, which already features the industry’s lowest total lifetime cost of ownership.
**NEW to BVE** Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution
At BVE 2015, DAC will present a new storage concept, which overturns the traditional economic barriers that have made Cloud Storage unaffordable for long form broadcast content in native resolution. Combining the strengths of a high-yield on-premise appliance backed by a Copy of Last Resort in the Cloud, the system offers a multi-petabyte class solution with ultra-low TCO for Broadcasters and Media Companies who need secure and affordable storage for DPP/AS11 tapeless operations
**NEW to BVE** EX-60 Storage Expansion Chassis
DAC will present the EX-60 Storage Expansion for the ALTO Archive and Content Library for the first time at BVE. The EX-60 meets the growing demand for larger capacity and more densely packed media storage. ALTO is a Cold Storage solution that can accommodate up to 450 TB of storage in each 4RU module, with an exceptionally low power dissipation of around 0.5 watt per Terabyte. ALTO users can populate the EX-60 with locally sourced off-the-shelf disks on a buy-as-you-go basis with any mix of disk size and vendor in any slot, making ALTO highly competitive and totally future-proof for large-scale storage of infrequently accessed material in Content Libraries or Archives.