SOURCE: Promise Technology

PROMISE Technology

February 23, 2011 05:00 ET

PROMISE Technology and Atempo Partner to Increase Storage Efficiency in High-Definition Creative Workflows

Atempo Digital Archive and PROMISE VTrak Combine Active Archiving With Proven Enterprise Storage Capacity and Performance

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - PROMISE Technology Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer and Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, announced today they have strengthened their partnership to provide advanced storage solutions where capacity can be optimized while content remains accessible through active archiving. This partnership underscores the two companies' commitment to ensure maximum data integrity and availability in the high-performance storage required for high-definition media workflows.

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As a result of this expanding partnership, Atempo and PROMISE customers are assured that their content is protected and preserved from the moment it enters the workflow. With the combination of Atempo and PROMISE, post-production professionals have the highest standard for reliability, price, performance and capacity for their storage systems.

"Today's high-definition and 3D workflows place intense demands on storage, requiring high-performance and high-availability, and at the same time driving much higher capacities," said Richard Heitmann, vice president, marketing at Atempo. "Our partnership with PROMISE will allow content creators to control growth on their high-performance storage by actively archiving content to clear space, while keeping content readily and indefinitely available for later use."

"The transition to 100% digital workflow is changing the multimedia and entertainment business," said Ray Bahar, vice president, PROMISE Technology. "Storage technology is a strong enabler in the multimedia industry and our relationship with Atempo provides users with exceptional capabilities, performance and capacity. Users are not going to be slowed down even as capacity climbs to the hundreds of terabytes."

Atempo Digital Archive offers scalability, flexibility, and performance in an open architecture, addressing the challenges of storage management and long-term preservation. With Atempo Digital Archive, organizations can protect and preserve content throughout digital media workflows, and optimize capacity as storage demands increase. From newly ingested footage to completed projects, Atempo Digital Archive ensures content can be easily searched and retrieved for re-distribution or re-use in new productions.

The VTrak E-Class RAID subsystem sets the highest standard for reliability, price, and performance. VTrak is performance tuned for the film and video industry's best large-file sequential throughput. With VTrak E-Class you don't have to sacrifice performance for rock solid fault tolerance and reliability.

Data Integrity Features:

  • Redundant battery backup unit for cache (up to 72 hours)
  • APC UPS support -- Changes to cache to write-through during power outage
  • Self-healing with Predictive Data Migration (PDM) on the drives
  • Dynamic priority control for background tasks like rebuild or PDM

Availability and Pricing
Available today through the PROMISE and Atempo reseller and channel partner networks. Pricing available upon request.

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

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at

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