All XenData digital video archive solutions store video files to data tape such as LTO. A XenData system provides a standard file system interface for easy integration creating a universal digital archive that can be used by many automation, asset management system and post-production systems.
The XenData archive has a standard file system interface appearing as a single Windows logical drive letter. The solution is optimized for use with the standard Windows network protocol (CIFS/SMB) or FTP file transfers. This non-proprietary approach to the interface means that the archive can be used simultaneously by multiple applications including those running on Windows and Mac. Furthermore, it does not tie the user to any particular asset management or automation solution.
The software supports partial file restore for all file types. When partial files are requested, the tape is rapidly driven to the beginning of the required section and only the requested fragments of the file are retrieved. Hierarchical storage management (HSM) is provided, managing online, nearline and offline file storage.
XenData Software is designed to deliver high data transfer rates, offering exceptionally high performance, whether the files are big or small.