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ASG Software Solutions Unveils Updates to ASG-Digital Archive for Media Industry at NAB
|By Business Wire
|April 7, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
ASG Software Solutions today announced new updates to its flagship
archiving solution ASG-Digital
Archive (ADA), including instant ingest of linear tape file system
(LTFS) media for improved storage and organization of data, archiving to
Amazon S3 and EMC Atmos for more efficient cloud storage, and
integration with Primestream FORK 4.6 for more seamless media asset
Instant LTFS Media Ingest – Instant ingest of LTFS media to the
archive enables customers to simply add LTFS media provided by
subcontractors or partners to their central archive powered by
ASG-Digital Archive in just two clicks. The first adds the tape media to
the tape library and the second instructs ADA to scan the LTFS media
content for free storage space and add the files to the archive
database. This saves users a lot of time and effort by eliminating the
need to extract tape content to disk just to archive it to tape again,
resulting in significantly improved storage and organization of data and
Cloud-Based Archiving – With growing requests from small and
large post-production companies to archive part of their data to the
cloud, ASG has upgraded its integration with EMC
Atmos for medium and large companies looking to implement private
cloud storage. And, to further fulfill data archiving needs in the
cloud, ASG has also added support for Amazon
S3 cloud storage (via the S3 REST API) for small and medium volumes.
With this integration, ADA is able to provide several complementary
scenarios for disaster recovery in the cloud, making it an extremely
accessible solution for archive repositories.
Media Asset Management – To achieve more seamless media asset
management, ASG has integrated ASG-Digital Archive with the latest
version of Primestream’s flagship suite FORK
Production. The new version of the ADA plugin for FORK leverages new
capability provided by FORK Drones© to offer more intimate and scalable
integration between the two solutions to achieve a more complete,
automated management framework for media companies.
“As the media industry continues to evolve, more and more companies are
realizing the importance of having a secure archiving solution for their
content and files,” said Armel Bilé, ASG-Digital Archive product
manager. “We are providing state-of-the-art software that can satisfy
everything from tape to cloud archiving requirements – and, it is our
goal to ensure that we offer the necessary integrations and technologies
to suit their needs. These three updates show our commitment to
delivering the most valuable solution.”
Visit ASG booth #SL11808 at NAB in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s
South Lower Hall to see all of these new features, or stop by ASG
partner DataDirect Network’s booth #SL8016 for a demonstration of their
customer Deluxe’s production workflow leveraging ASG-Digital Archive and
DataDirect Network’s Web Object Scaler (WOS) object storage solution.
About ASG-Digital Archive
High Performance File Archiving
Software for Large Data Volumes
ASG-Digital Archive (ADA) is a software archiving solution that can
move and preserve massive volume of business data. As a very robust and
highly scalable archiving platform, it integrates with existing storage
solutions ranging from shared disk and NAS to tape and all the way to
object storage and private or public cloud, so customers can easily
combine their existing storage technology with the latest storage trends.
As an Open Archive solution, ADA preserves digital assets with their
associated business metadata in open formats on disk (with the whole
tree structure if needed) or on tape (PAX or LTFS) which guarantees the
preservation of data over time. ADA offers multiple and complementary
modes for integrating the archiving with new or existing business
Simple user interface when archiving is done via a simple drag and
Native integration with state of the art Media & Entertainment
applications (Fork, CatDV, Interplay, Level Beyond, EVS,...) where the
user can protect his work at the end of the day
Automatic and scheduled archiving policies protecting newly ingested
ADA is the perfect match for volume intensive environments such as media
post-production, science and research providing them with the archive
solution that dramatically improves the scope and economics of their
storage, while combining flexibility, robustness and high scalability.
About ASG Software Solutions
ASG Software Solutions connects
sophistication and experience with agility and technological efficiency,
through its vendor-agnostic cloud, content and systems solutions. ASG
helps companies solve today’s most pressing business issues, including
everything from reducing operating costs and enhancing workforce
productivity to ensuring regulatory compliance. With customers like
American Express, Coca-Cola, GE, HSBC, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Merrill
Lynch, Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Verizon, and Wells Fargo, ASG can
proudly say that more than 70 percent of global Fortune 500 companies
trust it to optimize their existing IT investments. Founded in 1986, ASG
Software Solutions is a global company headquartered in Naples, Florida,
USA, with more than 1,200 employees. For more information, visit www.asg.com
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