GRAU DATA and Aal Stasjon Announce the Largest Video Archive Site in Norway

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Utilizing the GRAU DATA ArchiveManager Active Archiving solution and LTO tape

GRAU DATA AG is proud to announce that Aal Stasjon (, the largest Scandinavian video and TV service provider in Norway, selected the GRAU DATA ( ArchiveManager and open sourced Open Archive ( Active Archive solution for their video archive site.

The ArchiveManager software will manage the fast growing volume of post-production and TV broadcast data. Currently, ten TV broadcast systems simultaneously move several TBs of data per day into the archive. The CTO of the Aal Stasjon data center, Bjorn Bruedeli remarks: “We have chosen the GRAU DATA active archiving software because of its client-server architecture which allows us to scale the throughput of our fast growing archive.” He adds “We are very pleased with the robustness and functionality of the product, in addition to its capability to support a Petabyte scale archive at a reasonable cost.”

The customer systems for video ingest and editing is based on Windows and Mac, using CIFS/NFS and AFP (Netatalk) over VPN lines to the archive. The ArchiveManager solution includes 9 virtual ArchiveManager clients connected to 4 physical machines with Nexsan disk storage and 2 LTO tape libraries. The GRAU DATA archiving solutions for Windows and Linux environments are hardware independent and can be used with any previously installed storage infrastructure. This hardware independence helps to ensure that data can be read and processed many years from now as hardware archiving technology evolves.

“We are delighted to have Aal Stasjon as a customer,” says Herbert Grau, founder and CEO of GRAU DATA. “Video archiving is in addition to the archiving of medical and scientific data the segments with the fastest growing data volumes.”


GRAU DATA AG offers unsurpassed Windows and Linux based archive software solutions, which reduce risk, optimize performance and minimize compliance issues for users at 100’s of organizations worldwide. Based on its in-depth understanding of archiving, GRAU DATA AG developed its ARCHIVEMANAGER , OPENARCHIVE and FILELOCK software to help organizations comply with industry regulations while utilizing open systems hardware solutions. The company supports organizations in government, manufacturing, finance, education and healthcare industries. Established in 1999, GRAU DATA AG is a privately held company with headquarters in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, and sales offices in various locations in North America and Europe. For press inquiries, please contact Herbert Grau at +49 (0)7171 187 100 or Additional information on GRAU DATA AG is available on and


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