Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Q&A: XenData Co-Founder/CEO Phil Storey on LTO, Solving the Avid Archive Problem, and the Future of Tape | Studio Daily

Q&A: XenData Co-Founder/CEO Phil Storey on LTO, Solving the Avid Archive Problem, and the Future of Tape | Studio Daily
XenData has built a business on facilitating the connection between LTO-5 tape archives and all the stuff in a facility's "tapeless" workflow — all the gear that expects to be writing to disks, not tapes, at the end of the day. Basically, XenData figures out ways to make those tapes look like disk-based storage, eliminating one more workflow headache as vendors and users work out how to get all of their equipment working in harmony. At IBC this week, XenData is stepping up with a new revision of its flagship server product and new technology collaborations with companies like Harmonic and Avid. We asked company CEO Phil Storey to give us a preview, and asked him what's next after tape.

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