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Arkivum to Showcase Archive Offering 100% Data Integrity at BVE 2012
BVE 2012: XX January 2012- Arkivum is to demonstrate its ultra-dependable data archiving service, A-Stor, to the media and broadcast industry at BVE 2012. This unique solution, which guarantees 100% data integrity, will be hosted at BVE by IT hardware reseller and systems integrator ERA on stand K54, Arkivum’s first go-to-market partner.
A-Stor is a highly cost-effective service that uses industry-leading LTO/LTFS data tape technology and open standards to deliver fast and efficient online access. Using a gateway appliance that sits on the customer’s network, A-Stor delivers the archive as a single file system. This enables the user to easily search and retrieve data with the point and click of a mouse, providing online access within five minutes.
As a remote service, A-Stor not only significantly reduces a customer’s costs, being less than half the price of an in-house SAN solution, but also their power consumption and heat generation, offering an estimated 90% reduction in carbon emissions.
Jim Cook, CEO at Arkivum said: “A-Stor is ideally suited to the media and broadcast market, where content is the most valuable asset and data is required to be kept safe for an indefinite period, whilst needing to be readily accessible. Data is always protected with A-Stor, because we continually maintain three copies – two in our data centres and one held offline, locked away in an escrow service. Customers can rest assured that they can retrieve their data regardless of what happens to our service and we know that we can recover from any catastrophe.
We offer the media a cost effective, long-term storage solution with the ability to find the data and retrieve it quickly enough to support a rapid workflow.”A-Stor has been developed from years of experience in retaining and archiving of data and is born out of a close working relationship with the University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, a world-leader in digital audio-visual archiving.
Founded in 2011, Arkivum specialises in the management and storage of an organisation's information assets. Arkivum delivers systems that can intelligently manage content to efficiently store and retrieve data over the long term while offering a highly cost effective solution, with low up-front investment and zero risk.
Arkivum was formed as a spin-out from the University of Southampton. With a world-class reputation in the field of digital preservation, the University has been working for over a decade to develop best practice for the safe keeping of digital data over the long term. With on-going links to the University, Arkivum has direct access to state-of-the-art research and this is complemented with a team that has in-depth experience in datacentre operations and storage system implementation.
Arkivum provides a completely transparent data archiving service and its approach to data safety and security is simple; it keeps multiple copies of customers’ data in secure UK data centres and actively manages its integrity to ensure it remains in bit-perfect condition all the time. Arkivum relies on proven storage technology and open standards to deliver fast and efficient online access. The company’s unique solution is the only system available on the market which guarantees 100% data integrity.
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