NAB 2016 Shared Storage Solutions: XenData

All XenData systems store all file types, including all file formats commonly used in IP, explains XenData, CEO Phil Storey in the latest in our series of storage appliance vendor QA’s in the run up to NAB 2016.

What sets your solution apart from the rest of the pack?

XenData archives are optimized for creative video applications. They have great compatibility, ease of use and are built on standards, including LTFS, a standard file-folder interface and industry standard security.

What solutions are available for clients wanting to store, locate, retrieve and manipulate media?

All XenData archive servers and systems allow the user to store, locate and retrieve media in a standard file-folder structure whether held online, near-line or offline. Our latest products now extend this to the Amazon Cloud.

How open is your technology in integration with other systems to enable customers to build best of breed storage and asset management systems?

XenData's file system interface makes storing and retrieving media files just like writing and reading files to and from disk. This means that any system that archives to and restores from disk is compatible with a XenData archive. For those applications such as Avid's Interplay Production, which do not interface to a file system, we usually have special integration modules available.

If a client wanted to host assets in the cloud, could they do this with your product and what are the advantages?

Clients can store assets in the Amazon Cloud using XenData servers and systems. This is attractive for a backup copy of the in-house content and is an alternative to automatically creating replica LTO cartridges and physically taking them offsite.

Why should visitors be looking out for from you at NAB?

We will be demonstrating new LTO-7 archive systems and their integration with Avid Interplay, MXF Server and a range of edit systems. XenData will be located at booth SL13013.

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