XenData Digital Archiving Solutions

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This digital video archive solutions are well proven in the media and entertainment industry - with over 600 robotic LTO and ODA library installations in over 50 countries worldwide. Typical customers range from video production organizations to the marketing and communications departments of corporations to local TV stations and major global broadcasters.

LTO Archiving Case Studies & Cloud Solutions

XenData offers a broad range of proven LTO archiving systems for the media and entertainment professional. They scale from easy-to-use LTO-6 workstation systems to servers managing robotic LTO libraries that scale to multiple Petabytes.

  • LTFS Exchange format
  • Native Windows solutions
  • Full Mac client compatibility
  • Support for a wide range of LTO tape libraries
  • Compatible with most applications including MAMs
  • Strong Data Protection

SXL-1 and -2

An LTO archive system that combines the SX-10 Archive Appliance and either one or two external IBM LTO-6 drives. These systems manage an unlimited number of externalized LTO cartridges.

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SXL-8

The SXL-8 archive system includes a XenData SX-10 appliance and an HP 8 slot LTO library (also known as an autoloader) with one internal LTO-6 tape drive that provides 17.5 TB of near-line capacity.

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SXL-2000

A series of LTO-6 archive systems that scale from 75 TB to 225 TB of near-line LTO capacity. The SXL-2000 combines the SX-250 Archive server and the Oracle StorageTek SL150 LTO library. Exceptional value!

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SXL-3000

A range of LTO-6 archive systems based on an SX-520 Series Archive Server and an Oracle StorageTek SL150 LTO library. SXL-3000 systems combine performance, expandability and great value. Starting at 150 TB of near-line LTO capacity, the systems scale to 750 TB.

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SXL-4000

An LTO-6 archive system that provides 125 TB of near-line LTO capacity. The SXL-4000 combines the SX-250 Archive server and Qualstar RLS-8350 library. This library has exceptionally fast robotics making the system ideal for restore intensive applications.

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SXL-5000

A scalable LTO archive system based on an SX-522 Archive Server and a Qualstar RLS-8500 library. SXL-5000 systems offer outstanding performance, expandability and good value. Starting at 210 TB of near-line LTO capacity, the system scales to 1.18 PB.

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SX-10

The SX-10 Archive Appliance manages from one LTO drive to a 225 TB LTO library. Available with either SAS or fibre channel ports to support a wide range of LTO products from Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle StorageTek, Qualstar, Quantum, etc. In addition, the SX-10 now supports Sony Optical Disc Archive drives and ODS-L30M libraries.

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SX-250

The SX-250 Archive Server manages an LTO or Optical Disc Archive library. Available with either SAS or fibre channel ports to support a wide range of robotic libraries from Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle StorageTek, Qualstar, Quantum, Sony, etc.

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SX-520

A XenData SX-520 Series archive server manages LTO or Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) libraries and RAID. This is a high performance server that scales to manage libraries with multiple PetaByte capacities. Available as a server cluster for highest availability. Supports libraries from a wide range of manufacturers including Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle StorageTek, Qualstar, Quantum and Spectra Logic.

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Xendata X2500-SAS Digital Archival Work Station for LTO-6
$4,495.00

XenData X2500-SAS LTO-6 Digital Video Archive System

The XenData X2500-SAS system includes XenData6 Workstation software which provides the archive, restore and tape management functionality. The X2500 delivers cost effective archiving of video files to LTO data tape. The solution runs on a Windows 8.1 or 7 desktop or tower computer and is very easy to use. It provides almost infinite storage, saving files to LTO tape using either the industry standard TAR or LTFS format.

LTO tapes written in a robotic tape library using XenData’s leading server archive solutions are compatible with X2500 systems. A wide range of workflows for video production, post-production and long-term digital video archiving are supported by combining X2500 systems and XenData archive servers.

When using the LTFS format, the X2500 is also compatible with many third party applications. XenData’s implementation of LTFS brings a number of advantages compared to basic LTFS implementations, including faster file restores because the XenData6 Workstation software restores files in tape order.

Area of Use - Video Production and Post-production

A workstation archive based on the X2500 allows transfer of files from camera optical storage including XDCAM and camera solid state storage including P2. A XenData6 Workstation system supports many data wrangling options, as illustrated in the diagram shown opposite.

Having recorded to LTO, it is very easy to transfer the LTO cartridge to other systems without the need to copy the recorded files. The ease of tape cartridge transfer between XenData6 Workstation systems and XenData’s archive servers with attached tape libraries supports a wide variety of post-production workflows.

The XenData X2500 system includes the following:

  • External IBM LTO-6 drive with a SAS interface. This is read-write compatible with 2.5 TB LTO-6 and 1.5 TB LTO-5 tape cartridges.
  • LTO universal cleaning cartridge
  • PCI-e card (model HP SC08e)to be installed in the Windows7 desktop or tower computer
  • SAS cable that connects the tape drive to the PCI-e card (2m in length)
  • XenData6 Workstation software

Xendata X2500-USB Digital Archival Work Station for LTO-6
$5,495.00

The X2500-USB is an LTO-6 archive system that connects to notebooks and workstations via USB 3.0. The system includes an external LTO-6 drive and XenData6 Workstation management software. It is ideal for storing video, audio and image files on high capacity LTO cartridges. The solution runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. For Mac users, the system is compatible with both Boot Camp and VM Fusion.

The X2500-USB is extremely easy to use: all file archive and restore operations are made via copy and paste or drag and drop. The system is fully compatible with 2.5 TB LTO-6 and 1.5 TB LTO-5 cartridges and saves files to LTO using either LTFS or TAR industry standard formats. The system can manage an unlimited number of LTO cartridges and provides almost infinite storage.

When using the LTFS format, the cartridges written using the X2500 are interchangeable with many third party applications. XenData’s LTFS brings significant advantages compared to basic LTFS implementations, including:

  • End to end Logical Block Protection which verifies the integrity of the file written to LTO in real time
  • No interleaved file blocks when archiving multiple simultaneous files for better data integrity and faster restores
  • Faster file restores because the XenData6 Workstation software restores files in tape order
  • An ability to browse or search for files including those that are offline
  • An ability to run reports that provides tape content and file search information even for offline LTO cartridges
  • A robust capability to restore files from cartridges after misuse such as a power failure to the LTO drive while writing.

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