Atempo Introduces Exclusive New Dedicated Mac Functionalities to Atempo Digital Archive, Optimized Support for Creative Markets
ADA 2.3 Offers New Server Support for Mac OS X, Compatibility with Apple Xsan and Other Shared File Systems, and Deeper Integration into Creative Project Workflows
Las Vegas, Nev., 4/20/2009– Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today introduced Atempo Digital Archive (ADA) 2.3, the first enterprise-class file archiving software to offer full support for Mac-centric operating environments. The software now provides full Mac OS X compatibility across all product components, a new Mac-specific administration interface and essential new support for Apple Xsan and other shared file systems. ADA’s new features, together with the software’s integration with Apple’s Final Cut Server, give midsize and large Mac environments a powerful file archiving platform that is particularly optimized for customers in storage-intensive media and entertainment industries.
Atempo Digital Archive enables the automated and end-user triggered movement of data from primary disk onto archival media. It seamlessly integrates into the most complex digital workflows to help organizations improve the overall management of their digital assets while significantly reducing storage costs. Previously available on Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms, the ADA server’s new support for Mac OS X gives dedicated Mac environments the ability to administer and operate the software without having to introduce and maintain another operating system. ADA’s administration console is also now native to Mac OS X and has been enhanced to improve the software’s ease-of-use.
“Atempo Digital Archive 2.3 gives Mac-centric organizations immediate benefits by helping them better manage their digital assets workflow, but at the same time, the software’s full capabilities help these organizations rethink their retention practices and help turn the archival of digital assets into a strategic business component,” said Mark Sutter, CTO of Atempo. “ADA is optimized for organizations that recognize archiving as not only a cost-effective approach to long-term data preservation, but also as a critical step in the digital media workflow. The automated archival that runs in parallel to the content creation process is essential in preserving those high-value digital assets from the outset.”
Atempo furthers its commitment to meeting the data management needs of media and entertainment customers with ADA’s new support for Apple Xsan and Quantum StorNext. These shared file systems are commonly deployed in the creative industries alongside Final Cut Server, Apple’s widely-used digital asset management and workflow automation software. ADA fully integrates with Final Cut Server, giving customers the ability to use Atempo’s file archiving solution as a key part of the digital media workflow. With ADA, end-users working on storage-intensive projects can easily move data into archival media as needed using the Final Cut Server Client, ensuring that high-value creative content is preserved at any stage of its digital lifespan, and is available for easy recovery and re-use.
ADA 2.3 also includes new support for EMC Celerra NAS used as primary storage. The integration enables ADA to leave stubs on the EMC Celerra when the files have been moved to archive media. Windows Server 2008 and Windows Cluster System are also now supported with ADA. The software’s core features include end user initiated archive through a dedicated light user interface, file level de-duplication, full content indexing and search, file stubbing capabilities that allow for the easy retrieval of archived information, and many other features that make it a leading file archiving and digital workflow management application.
Atempo Digital Archive will be demonstrated at the NAB 2009 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 20-24 at Atempo’s booth SL5729. The software will be generally available on April 27, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.atempo.com/products/digitalArchive/index.asp.
Atempo enables organizations to protect, manage, archive, and recover digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over any period of time. Atempo provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated software solutions, including backup and recovery of servers, continuous data protection of workstations and laptops, and long-term archiving of files and email messages. Atempo simplifies the management of data throughout its entire lifecycle by providing unprecedented visibility and control over data growth, infrastructure cost, and risk mitigation. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners.
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