Front Porch Digital Announces Agreement With EMC® to Develop Migration Gateway


Last Updated: April 7, 2010 7:19 pm GMT
(Louisville, Colorado--April 7, 2010) Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM), announced today that it has entered into a software development agreement with EMC® whereby Front Porch Digital will develop a migration gateway that makes it easy for users working in the EMC AVALON™ hierarchical storage management (HSM) environment to transition to Front Porch Digital's industry-leading DIVArchive CSM solution for digital video files.

Front Porch Digital's extensive experience in migrating content from other platforms has made it the leader in the CSM space. As a result, the company is continually asked to provide a migration gateway to the DIVArchive environment. The new solution will afford users access to assets now in the EMC HSM environment even as it establishes protocols for migrating those assets to DIVArchive. New assets, meanwhile, will be handled by DIVArchive as they are ingested. This simple, elegant, and unified solution supports uninterrupted business operation.

"Front Porch Digital engaged with our engineering team to ensure that the migration results will be good for our customers," said Mark Arbour, vice president of Product Management, Content Management, and Archiving Division at EMC. "By teaming up with Front Porch Digital, we're enabling our customers to achieve high-quality outcomes for their HSM and archiving needs."

"EMC's engineers advised us on development of a solution that goes beyond a hasty reverse-engineering approach," said Dave Polyard, Front Porch Digital's senior vice president for strategic sales. "As a result, our solution architects have designed an efficient and non-disruptive migration gateway that will save customers many headaches down the road, one that has been greeted with enthusiasm by every customer who has had the opportunity to review it."

Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive also has been selected by EMC as a CSM tool for its EMC Documentum® enterprise content management solution.

About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch Digital's SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the company's DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo, Front Porch Digital has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at


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