The XenData SX-10 V2 appliance manages a Sony ODS-L30M robotic library creating a cost effective digital archive that is optimized for use with media applications.

The SX-10 runs XenData6 Server software on a Windows 7 platform and when coupled with the Sony ODS-L30M library scales to 432 TB of near-line capacity. It is available in 2 standard configurations – supporting an ODS-L30M library with up to 2 internal drives and up to either 30 or 131 slots.

The SX-10 connects to a network and files are archived to and restored from Optical Disc Archive cartridges just as files are transferred to and from a standard network share. The system supports the CIFS/SMB network protocol and FTP. This approach of presenting the optical archive as a standard file/folder system that is accessed locally or via a network share means that the SX-10 system is compatible with a broad range of applications.

Key Benefits

Native Application Compatibility

The digital archive has a file/folder interface for both archiving and restoring. Furthermore, there is no need to load any special software on client computers. This means it works with most applications – from media asset management systems to Windows Explorer.

Alternatively the SX-10 has an Object Storage interface, accessed via an API. A growing number of media applications are using this Object Storage interface.

Supports Multiple Simultaneous Applications

Create multiple ODA cartridge groups and use for different applications. For example combine a MAM archive and a simple file-folder archive – all with one XenData system.

Designed for Networks

The solution is optimized for both CIFS/SMB and FTP network protocols. You can use either protocol – or both simultaneously.

Supports Windows, SMB and FTP Clients

Windows, SMB and FTP clients are natively supported.

Fast Archiving

Files are written at disk speed. The system does not wait for optical cartridges to be mounted.

Fast Restores

The system restores a queue of files in the shortest possible time. The restore requests are processed in an order that minimizes unnecessary optical disc swapping.

Partial Restores

Allows a clip to be restored from ODA without the need to restore the whole file.

Industry Standard File Security

The archive appliance runs Windows 7 Professional and integrates fully with the Microsoft Windows security model based on Active Directory. There is no need to configure proprietary user access.

Manages Unlimited Externalized Cartridges

The system manages any number of externalized cartridges, providing an unlimited total capacity. There are no license fees for externalized capacity.

When offline files are accessed, the system prompts with email alerts and on-screen notifications, identifying the cartridge that should be imported back into the system.

A range of different reports helps manage the entire archive including all externalized cartridges.

Strong File Version Control

Accidentally over-wrote or deleted a file? No problem; just select the file and restore deleted files or previous versions.

Scales to 432 TB of Near-line Optical Disc Archive Capacity

Supports an expanded Sony ODS-L30M Optical Disc Archive library with up to 131 slots.