(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--July 16, 2014) Disk Archive Corporation Ltd. develops high capacity, high availability solutions for long-term, large-volume, completely tapeless storage of Media files. DAC’s ALTO archive storage systems use leading-edge disk drive technology to offer performance and economic benefits over Data Tape Libraries, allowing media companies to accommodate new strategies for data protection and complete the transition to fully tapeless operation. ALTO is optimized for longevity, security and performance, with a very low total cost of ownership and low environmental impact. Compared to conventional archive systems, ALTO is easier to own and more affordable to operate. Established in 2009, Disk Archive Corporation is a privately-owned company drawing on more than 15 years experience designing, delivering and supporting Media Storage, Media Asset Management and Archive Management solutions.
“Demand for storage is growing exponentially, driven by new high resolution formats, multiple versioning, the greater number of origination sources, higher shooting ratios, and the desire to keep more of the original pre-edit content. DAC is changing the storage landscape by offering the enormous benefits of a completely tapeless solution for archive and content library storage. At IBC 2014, we are introducing denser and more efficient storage than ever before and offering new ways to harness public and private cloud storage in cost-effective hybrid solutions.” – Alan Hoggarth, Managing Director, Disk Archive Corporation
On display at the 2014 IBC Show
**NEW** EX-60 Storage Expansion Chassis
DAC will unveil the new EX-60 Storage Expansion for the ALTO Archive and Content Library for the first time at IBC 2014. The EX-60 meets the growing demand for larger capacity and more densely packed media storage. ALTO is a Cold Storage solution that can accommodate up to 300 TB of storage in each 4RU module, with an exceptionally low power dissipation of around 1 watt per Terabyte. ALTO users can populate the EX-60 with locally sourced off-the-shelf disks on a buy-as-you-go basis with any mix of disk size and vendor in any slot, making ALTO highly competitive and totally future-proof for large-scale storage of infrequently accessed material in Content Libraries or Archives.
**NEW** Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution with Breakthrough Operational Cost
At IBC 20214, DAC will demonstrate a new storage concept which overturns the traditional economic barriers that have made the cloud unaffordable as a storage platform for long form broadcast content in native resolution. Combining the strengths of a high-yield on-premise appliance backed by an infrequently-accessed cloud storage layer, the system offers a multi-petabyte class solution with ultra-low TCO for Broadcasters and Media Companies who need secure and affordable storage for DPP/AS11 tapeless operations
**NEW** Powerful Monitoring System for On-Premise or Remote Storage Systems
At IBC 2014 DAC will demonstrate a powerful new monitoring solution, developed in conjunction with technology partners ASTEC IT Solutions Ltd. The iBroadcast® monitoring system has the capability to monitor and manage large scale disk-based storage systems down to individual disk drive level. Given the hundreds or even thousands of disks in a typical ALTO Archive or content Library, whether on-premise or in a data center, iBroadcast has the power to provide visibility and exception reporting at the most granular level.