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ADVERTORIAL

New XenData SXL-2000 LTO
Provides Modular Video
Archive Up To 225 TB
The SXL-2000 hosts 30 LTO-6 cartridges as standard, but can easily be scaled up...

T

he SXL-2000 is a modular digital
archive system that scales from
75 TB to 225 TB of near-line LTO. It
also manages any number of offline
LTO cartridges, making the capacity
almost unlimited. The maximum nearline capacity of 225 TB represents over
9,000 hours of material recorded at 50
Mb/s.
The system consists of XenData's
new 1RU SX-250 archive server with an
internal 6 TB disk cache and an OracleStorageTek SL150 LTO-6 robotic
library. The SL150 library has a 3RU
base module that holds up to 30 LTO-6
cartridges. It can be easily scaled up by
adding 2RU expansion modules, each
of which adds a further 30 slots. The
SXL-2000 system supports up to two
expansion modules.
The SXL-2000 system runs a
Windows Server 2012 R2 operating
server, and has a file system interface.
When attached to a 1 GbE or 10 GbE
network, applications write to the
archive and restore from it, just like
disk-based network attached storage.
Alternatively, fibre channel ports may
be added to provide connectivity to a
SAN.
The
SXL-2000
has
great
compatibility with a wide range of
creative video applications, including
most Media Asset Management
systems. The archive system can also
be used without MAM by creating a
folder structure that has meaning
for the organization, and then simply
copying or moving files to it.

The SXL-2000 boasts an impressive
set of functionalities including:
*	 Management of Unlimited Offline
LTO Cartridges: If an attempt is made
to restore a file from an offline LTO
tape, the system identifies the barcode
of the offline cartridge, and provides
an on-screen notification or email
alert.
*	 Automatic
LTO
Replication:
The system automatically generates
replica LTO cartridges that may be
exported from the library for off-site
retention. This creates a backup copy
for enhanced data protection.
*	 Optimised File Restores: The
system restores a queue of files in the
shortest possible time. The restore
requests are processed in an order
that minimises unnecessary tape
movement.
*	 Partial Restore: The SXL-2000
supports partial reading of large files
using byte offset. For a total solution
that requires partial restore based on
time code, XenData offers an optional
Object Storage interface.
*	 File Spanning: The system
supports spanning of files across LTO
cartridges. This is a configuration
option.
*	 Repack of LTO Cartridges: This
allows space to be recovered from old
file versions and deleted files.
*	 Multiple Tape Pool Support: The
system allows groups of files to be
allocated to specified pools of LTO
cartridges.

SL150 Mailslot allows import and
export of LTO cartridges

The SL150 library has a 3RU base module that holds up to 30 LTO-6 cartridges

*	 Supported tape formats: The
system supports a combination of LTFS
and TAR formatted LTO cartridges.
*	 Self-Describing LTO Cartridges:
Each LTO cartridge contains all the file
system metadata necessary to recover
all the files stored on it. In the case of
a catastrophic failure of the hardware,
perhaps due to fire or flood, the
system will rebuild itself automatically
from the self-describing cartridges.
*	 Automatic Metadata Backup:
A file system metadata backup and
restore utility provides rapid system
restore in case of hardware failure.
*	 Cartridge Contents and File
Search Reports: The files contained
on any cartridge, including offline
cartridges, can be listed in a report.
Additionally, search reports list all the
files and their LTO cartridge barcode
locations that match a user-defined
search term. The reports may be
exported to Excel for further analysis.
*	 Alert: A software module is
included which provides email and
on-screen alerts. These are tailored to
the needs of archive system operators,

system administrators, and IT support
personnel.
*	 Industry Standard File Security:
The file server runs Windows Server
2012 R2 Essentials Edition, and
integrates fully with the Microsoft
Windows security model.
The SXL-2000 is available in six
different models with prices starting
at $25,950. The system is designed
for mounting in standard 19-inch
racks, taking from 4 to 8 RU. It may
be configured with either one or two
LTO-6 tape drives, and near-line LTO
capacity options are 75, 150 and 225
TB. The system comes with onsite
support in most locations worldwide.
For installations that require higher
capacities and performance, XenData
provides a range of turnkey rackmount archive systems that scale to
over 2.8 PB.
For even larger requirements,
XenData offers clustered archive
servers that manage enterprise class
LTO libraries from HP, IBM, Qualstar,
Quantum, Oracle-StorageTek and
Spectra Logic.


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