ETERE HSM Adds LTFS Compatibility for LTO Tapes27 April 2016
LTFS compatibility allows ETERE HSM more flexibility in managing mixed media libraries.
Etere, the worldwide leader in software solutions for broadcast and media companies provides exceptional Media Asset Management (MAM) with Linear Tape File System (LTFS). Etere HSM is a tool to move and optimize video contents between different media while a data movement policy is applied to get the best compromise between cost and speed. Etere HSM manages all archives in a single integrated environment, supporting a mix of proprietary and/or industry file systems under a unified cockpit that provides all information on archives located both on-site and across multiple geographical locations.
LTFS is a standard in LTO writing that is in use together with EXF and AXF. With the addition of LTFS support, Etere is now able to manage a wide-ranging and mixed media library consisting of AXF, EXF and LTFS tapes all in co-existence.
LTFS is an open standard making data on tape in LTFS format that is not proprietary, thus enabling it to be read easily.
This LTFS upgrade is provided free and automatically to all of our customers. This is in line with our vision and commitment to provide our valued customers and partners with the leading technological solutions in the broadcasting and media industry.
Etere HSM is a powerful tool where multiple sets of media can be maintained, each with their own unique set of file retention and file management policies.
Fabio Gattari, Director of Etere stated “Etere is very happy to be partnering with LTFS to provide our customers with unparalleled flexibility in archive storage solution for a reliable performance in the preservation of media assets for the long-term."
The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) enables easy viewing and access of tape files. LTFS works together with LTO tape technology for easy and convenient usage for open system tape storage. With LTFS, one partition holds the content and the other holds the content's index, so the tape can be self-describing to improve archive management. With the operating system’s graphical file manager and directory tree, utilizing data on an LTO Ultrium tape cartridge is as easy as dragging and dropping the file.
Founded in 1987, Etere is amongst the worldwide leaders in Media Asset Management and channel in a box software solutions for broadcasters and media companies. Etere’s unique MERP software-only solution is used by many of the world’s leading Media Enterprises to power their digital assets. Its modular solutions including Airsales, Ad Insertion, playout, HSM archive, TV automation and Censorship are built with an innovative architecture, offering the best flexibility and reliability in the market. Etere is headquartered in Singapore, with a dedicated 24/7 support centre in Italy.