Avere and CatDV

Avere helps enterprise IT organizations enable innovation with high-performance storage access and the flexibility to store data where it makes the most sense for the business. We do this with the ongoing development of file system and caching technologies that speed access to compute and storage in hybrid environments. Our products enable drop-in performance that frees IT departments from buying more storage capacity for their data centers to solve performance-based issues and provide an on-ramp to the cloud.

Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 35 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud.

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CatDV and Avere: A solution

The joint solution from Avere and CatDV allows accessibility of media files stored in private clouds. Using Avere’s FXT Edge Filer technology behind CatDV’s MAM solution, users can create an affordable, active archive of their digital media assets with a supported private object storage solution. This combined approach allows for higher capacity storage for media assets at lower cost, all while still retaining on-premise response times.

Digital media assets can be extremely valuable as they either cannot be recreated or would be extremely expensive to do so. At the same time, the volume of digital assets continues to increase as media becomes easier to create and edit. Managing and protecting this growing collection of large, valuable, digital asset files poses challenges — storing massive amounts of large media files on traditional NAS storage can be prohibitively expensive and tape systems are difficult to access. Avere and CatDV’s joint solution provides the best of both worlds, offering archival storage in the private cloud, therefore minimizing costs while ensuring accessibility.

“The best media asset management tools unlock the value of your media assets. Users need the ability to quickly find and reuse media content, which makes storage an important part of the MAM equation,” said Dave Clack, CEO at Square Box Systems, maker of CatDV. “By working with Avere, we’re ensuring that our customers get reliable access to high capacity, lower cost storage that can scale with the increasing amounts of digital content companies are now expected to store.”

Avere’s FXT Edge filer acts as a translator between CatDV and object storage — for example, Cleversafe, HGST or SwiftStack — providing cloud gateway functionality that translates files into object storage and vice versa. This functionality allows CatDV to present all digital media assets in an organized, searchable and user-friendly interface that enables users to quickly find media assets across all storage — both in the cloud and on premises. The Avere Edge filer also eliminates the latency typically experienced when using low performance storage by keeping hotter, more frequently used data in flash and other high speed media.

“As digital media assets continue to grow in importance and accumulate in volume, CatDV and Avere together offer a media management solution that is cost-effective and allows users to keep assets usable by their production teams without compromises,” said Ron Bianchini, CEO and president at Avere Systems.

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