StorageDNA’s LTO-5 LTFS archive/retrieval product takes next step in ‘Evolution’ at IBC

StorageDNA will demonstrate version 2.1 of its LTO-5 LTFS archive and retrieval workflow product, DNA Evolution at IBC. The company is adding feature enhancements for an improved user experience, more detailed error reporting, expanded support for integrations, and increased usability for workflows.

The latest incarnation of DNA Evolution builds on version 2.0, released in the second quarter of 2012, with improved media asset management, a Thunderbolt field solution, digital camera master archiving, and integration support for Avid Interplay and CatDV.

Version 2.1 features include a streamlined user interface with improvements for ease of use, as well as a “Do more in less clicks” functionality when performing the most common steps. In addition, the breakout user interface is shareable by simply sending a URL link. Version 2.1 also boasts enhanced error reporting and troubleshooting for faster resolutions.

Users will also see a boost for many workflows, including General LTO archive and restore; digital camera master LTO archive in the field; AAF/XML-based LTO archive and restore for Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobeconform to LTO; and disaster recovery and snapshots.

Other features include integration support for custom metadata and Automatic Duck’s Media Copy, as well as a web-driven LTFS tape duplication feature that will make a mirror copy of an existing tape for disaster recovery.

“Innovation and the development of advanced technologies are the backbone of our company,” says Tridib Chakravarty, president and CEO of StorageDNA. “We have added the new feature enhancements to version 2.1 as a direct result of feedback from our community of resellers, partners and customers. Our focus is on solving the challenges of media professionals and helping them to streamline the file-based workflow specific to their production or post environment.”

DNA Evolution 2.1 will be available early in the fourth quarter of 2012 as a free upgrade for existing customers with a support contract.

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