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The Challenge of Archiving Growing Amounts of File Based Content

We face a tremendous challenge – the amount of file based content continues to grow. This is fueled by higher resolutions, content that is captured directly to file based formats and the need to protect source footage, stock footage and finished projects.
LTO-5 data tape is emerging as the broadly accepted solution for archiving. This is on account of its cost and reliability benefits. However, an equally important decision is what software you should be using to archive to LTO-5.
When faced with the need to archive to LTO-5, end users look to the most commonly used IT solutions. While these solutions address the basic need to write to tape, there are a number of archiving challenges (scalability, manageability, access, search etc.) encountered in a rich media environment that are not addressed by current IT solutions.