Staines, UK (PRWEB UK) 28 May 2014
ASG Software Solutions has simplified and enhanced the storage of digital archive data for the media industry with updates to its flagship archiving solution ASG-Digital Archive (ADA).
The updates include instant ingest of linear tape file system (LTFS) media for improved storage and organisation of data, archiving to Amazon S3 and EMC Atmos for more efficient cloud storage, integration with Primestream FORK 4.6 for more seamless media asset management and integration with Object Matrix, Caringo and DataDirect Networks object storages to push the limits of conventional disk storage.
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, making it immediate and simple to consolidate content edited by sub-contractors and partners into the archive solution.
Cloud-Storage 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. 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.
These integrations with Cloud storage also provide users with several complementary scenarios for disaster recovery in the cloud, making it an extremely accessible solution for archive repositories.
Object-Storage Based Archiving
With feature film productions now reaching 500 TB in size, with either large files or numerous small files, standard files systems have reached their limits. ASG-Digital Archive integrates with Object Storage solutions such as Object Matrix, Caringo and DataDirect Networks to offer scalable and nearly unlimited archive solution to its customers.
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, achieving a more complete, automated management framework for media companies.
“As the media industry continues to evolve, more and more companies are realising 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.”
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.