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Sony Optical Disc Archive Provides Effortless Solutions for Large Data Volumes with ASG-Digital Archive Software

Sony and ASG Integration Ensures Secure, Easy-Access Storage Archiving for the Media Industry’s High Capacity Content

Date & Location

  • Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

ASG Software Solutions today announced the integration of ASG-Digital Archive (ADA), a high performance file archiving software for large data volumes, with Sony's Optical Disc Archive products. Together, the solutions provide an archive storage solution that offers large, long-term, reliable and cost-effective archives for markets that consume large data volumes.

Verticals like media and entertainment, research, oil and gas, finance and Web/Internet content providers use applications that quickly fill up primary storage. The solution is to move lesser-used assets to archive storage, where it remains easily accessible. With this in mind, Sony and ASG have created a comprehensive solution that provides an open, centrally managed and secure archive to address exponential growth in data volumes, and long-term retention requirements across vertical applications.

Unlike traditional LTO-based solutions, the Sony Optical Disc Archive technology, powered by ASG-Digital Archive software, delivers a fast and constant access time to archived content. In addition, the continual, guaranteed retrieve-time for content from ADA archives on Optical Disc Archive allows performant, agile archive infrastructures to be designed that are still cost-efficient in their capacity to offer unlimited, store-as-you-go, petabyte-range storage.

“We are pleased to integrate ASG-Digital Archive software into Sony’s Optical Disc Archive to achieve an abundance of capabilities for a diverse range of verticals which are dependent upon reliable and ample storage solutions,” said Alan Gagliardotto, Sony’s Product Marketing Manager for Optical Disc Archive. “Having the ability to safely and easily access large amounts of content is key to our customers, and they are assured knowing they are dealing with two of the most trusted names in the business.“

“For verticals like media and entertainment in which digital assets are constantly evolving, an integration of ASG-Digital Archive and Sony’s Optical Disc Archive is ideal for the creation of both a scalable performant archive, and a long term archive in an existing storage environment," said Robert Overzee, product marketing manager at ASG Software Solutions. “Companies can now cost-effectively manage a variety of workloads and large data volumes, sidestep the limitations of other media storage products, and gain peace of mind knowing that projects are both securely archived and readily-available when project requirements evolve.”
The Sony Optical Disc Archive platform is fully supported by a full range of accessories and solutions. The Optical Disc Archive with ASG’s ADA solution will also fit into advanced field-to-post workflows with Catalyst Prepare, Catalyst Browse, and Cloud Ci.
Sony Optical Disc Archive's scalable robotic library fills an important gap in the media archive marketplace. The system is uniquely positioned as a tapeless high capacity digital archive system suitable for both nearline and deep archive applications. Additionally, the technology is well-suited for a wide range of storage applications that include sports production, editorial, mezzanine level video and digital media preservation. Visitors to Sony's exhibit at NAB 2015 in booth C11001 will be able to see a demonstration along with Sony's other media storage platforms from standalone archive systems to enterprise wide media management solutions, including recently introduced tape migration appliances.

To set up a meeting with ASG at the NAB show, please email robert.overzee@asg.com. If you are a member of the press or analyst community looking to arrange a briefing at the event, please contact Meredith L. Eaton at ASG@marchpr.com or +1 617-960-9877. Or, feel free to stop by booth #SL-12410.

 

About Sony Electronics

Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony is noted for a wide range of consumer audio/visual products, such as the BRAVIA® 4K Ultra HD, 3D and high-definition televisions, Cyber-shot® compact cameras, Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Handycam® camcorders, high-resolution audio products and portable audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of audio/video technologies for broadcast, live production and B2B applications, highlighted by the CineAlta™ 4K cameras, SXRD™ 4K digital projectors, XDCAM® line of tapeless technologies and a range of A/V professional products and accessories, including media and archiving.