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September 09, 2011 03:00 ET

Atempo Adds Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Support to Award-Winning Data Management and Archiving Solution

Seamless Integration of Atempo Digital Archive With LTFS Platform Offers Superior Management and Protection of Digital Assets Stored on LTO-5 Tape

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 9, 2011) - IBC 2011 - Booth JO3, Hall 7 -- Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced that Atempo Digital Archive (ADA), a robust file archiving solution for businesses, is now fully compatible with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) platform, an open-source data format that provides a file system interface to data stored on LTO-5 tape media. The integration enables creative professionals to leverage ADA for intelligent, policy-driven data management and LTFS, a proven, flexible tape-based archiving platform to support project-level archiving and exchange at the end of post-production.

By using an intuitive file system written directly to tape, LTFS technology makes LTO-5 tape as accessible as disk and allows creative professionals to effortlessly store, access and transfer digital assets, regardless of the media it resides on, while increasing the long-term readability of files stored on tape. Atempo's added layer of intelligence empowers businesses to effectively manage data and its associated metadata throughout the data lifecycle: from online storage, to nearline, to archive; and businesses are guaranteed that files are available immediately and preserved for years to come.

"Today's media and entertainment businesses are faced with difficult storage demands that include keeping growing amounts of digital data available over the long-term while keeping storage costs down," said Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst at DCIG, LLC. "Data management solutions that are purpose-built for the unique demands of data-intense workflows, like Atempo Digital Archive, enable digital media creators to leverage next-generation tape technologies like LTO-5 and LTFS as part of their workflow, making archiving data on tape over the long-term incredibly efficient."

The integration of Atempo Digital Archive with LTFS represents a complete active archive solution for digital media: advanced functionality makes it easy to define and execute data management tasks, from creating archive jobs to automatically enforcing retention policies. Atempo Digital Archive offers flexible policy-based archiving that can be easily initiated by users or applications and integrates seamlessly into dynamic, file-based workflows. Further integration with common applications such as digital asset management and editing tools via Atempo's plug-ins, plus easy-to-use graphical interfaces with advanced metadata search capabilities, render file-based archiving simple and reliable for creative professionals.

"Tape's lower cost, low power requirements and ability to scale infinitely make it the perfect medium for long term data storage," said Herve Collard, director of product marketing at Atempo. "As a file-based platform, LTFS offers unparalleled accessibility and ease of use, while Atempo Digital Archive delivers superior management and control of data stored on tape. Leveraging the two technologies together enables creative professionals to more easily and reliably manage digital assets across the data lifecycle while fitting seamlessly into existing workflows, dramatically reducing administrative overhead and reducing costs."

About Atempo
Atempo enables organizations to preserve and protect digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over long periods of time. Atempo's comprehensive archiving solutions deliver policy-based and workflow-driven management of rich media files, e-mail and other high-value digital assets to maximize the efficiency and performance of storage systems and reduce long-term storage costs. Atempo's fully-integrated software portfolio also includes backup and recovery of heterogeneous servers, workstations and laptops throughout the enterprise -- from the data center to remote offices. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners. Learn more about Atempo at www.atempo.com.

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