VSN Integrates with QStar for MAM and Archive

VSN is hooking its VSNExplorer asset management platform with QStar Technologies data management and archive software.

QStar adds an “archive to anywhere” philosophy, whether the archive is disk, tape (including LTFS), optical, commercial or private cloud or any combination. Information about archived assets is communicated back to VSNExplorer platform using QStar’s web services API, allowing “extremely tight integration” between the two solutions.

“Organizations deploying the joint solution will benefit from long-term data protection, ensuring that information is preserved and optionally stored in geographically-dispersed locations,” said Jordi Utiel, VSN president and CEO. “This will greatly heighten the reliability of their data archives, which is of paramount importance for companies in the broadcast, video and M&E industries.”

QStar Archive Manager provides an archive gateway and web services API, to support archive technologies from all leading storage vendors. QStar Archive Manager is known for its ‘volume-spanning’ approach to LTFS archiving, where an ever growing set of media is seen as a single share or mount point. Multiple sets of media can be maintained, each with their own unique set of file retention (WORM) and file management policies.

Utiel remarked, “This integration will undoubtedly provide users with one of the best of breed solutions to effectively manage both archived and online media. It is in QStar and VSN’s best interest to help broadcast and media companies to preserve content in a safe environment through state-of-the-art technology solutions. Only this way we will be able to help them gain a real competitive advantage of unbeatable value.”

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