XenData Launches Video Archive System that Scales to Over Three Petabytes

XenData, a provider of video archive solutions, has announced its SXL-8500 Series, a new range of scalable LTO archive systems that combine high performance, scalable capacity, affordability and ease of use.

Providing 462 TB of near-line LTO capacity, XenData said the base models include a 6U robotic library with two high performance LTO-7 drives and 77 LTO cartridge slots under management. By adding up to six 80 slot expansion modules, the system can accommodate 557 LTO-7 cartridges, scaling to a near-line LTO capacity of 3,342 TB, the equivalent to over 70,000 hours of HD video recorded at 100 Mbits/s.

The system can also be configured with up to 10 LTO-7 drives, and since each LTO-7 has a transfer rate for both archive and restore operations of 300 MBytes/s, this enables increased performance as storage needs grow.

The SXL-8500 systems run a Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and are ready for upgrade to Windows Server 2016. They connect to a network via 1 GbE or 10 GbE ports that provide a network attached storage (NAS) architecture configured with a network share.

A SXL-8500 system also has a standard file folder interface to both archive and restore files, making it compatible with a wide range of creative video and video surveillance applications.

The system writes to LTO using the LTFS format. This allows cartridge interchange with other vendors. The XenData implementation of LTFS delivers comprehensive functionality that includes seamless spanning of files and folders across LTO cartridges, partial file restores, automatic replication of LTO cartridges and management of an unlimited number of offline externalized cartridges.

The SXL-8500 Series is compatible with a wide array of media asset management systems, delivering a reliable long-term tier of media storage complementary to video edit storage.

Prices for the XenData SXL-8500 system starts at $51,800 for the base 462 TB system.

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