XenData Software delivers digital storage
solutions that scale from terabytes to petabytes. Leading
organizations in broadcast, healthcare, engineering and
science use XenData software for archiving and retrieving
digital video, medical images and a wide range of scientific
and engineering data.
At Last ... Affordable Digital Archives
Today, even a large digital video archive
can be fully automated at a reasonable cost using a robotic
data tape library attached to a Windows server running
XenData software. The solution meets the demanding
requirements of the broadcast industry and other
professional video applications.
Until recently, an automated digital video archive was
expensive and required highly proprietary solutions.
Consequently, most video archives still consist of shelves
of Beta, VHS and DV tapes, making video assets much less
accessible and hence less useful than they could otherwise
Digital video archive solutions that run XenData software are totally non-proprietary, conforming to
IT industry standards throughout and seamlessly
interfacing with your changing standards-based digital
Industry Standards Protect Your Investment
Digital video archive solutions that run XenData software
are totally non-proprietary, conforming to IT industry
standards throughout. Our commitment to standards means that
a digital video archive running XenData software delivers
Standard Windows File System
nearline tape and offline tape cartridges are presented as a
Windows logical drive letter. Video files are written to and
retrieved from the archive as though from a standard
magnetic disk drive. The digital archive accepts all file
types, for example MPEG, AVI, MXF and presents them in a
Windows file system.
Industry Leading Tape Formats
physical tape format may be LTO, DLT or SAlT- the leading
formats in the IT industry.
Tape Interchange File Format
file format used to write to the tape is the industry
standard TAR. This ensures that files may be read by a wide
range of third party utilities and applications.
The software is optimized for standard Windows
network protocols and FTP file transfers.
The file server integrates fully with the
Microsoft Windows security model, based on Active Directory.
This makes it easy to ensure that video file access is
limited to authorized users.
Our strong adherence to
industry standards means that the digital video archive will
seamlessly interface with your changing standards-based
Accessible Multi-Tiered Storage
Many video facilities effectively have only two tiers of
storage: very expensive 'On-Air' storage and video tapes
held on the shelf. By introducing a digital video archive
with multi-tiered storage into a video facility, its
operations are transformed. The digital archive is a key
element that enables the storage, cataloging, searching and
retrieval of massive amounts of video media.
A digital video archive running XenData software enhances
the tier 1 'On-Air' storage and replaces video tape with
additional tiers of digital data storage:
Tier 2 - Nearline magnetic disk arrays
Tier 2 - Nearline data tapes held within the robotic tape library
XenData software also manages data tapes that have been exported from the tape library,
creating a fourth offline tier of storage. This can be used for very infrequently accessed video files.