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Cache-A Debuts Power-Cache High-Performance Archive Server at IBC 2011

Amsterdam —

Making its world debut at IBC 2011,

Cache-A Corporation

’s new high-performance

Power-Cache Archive Server

combines Cache-A’s noted appliance functionality with more disk speed and better throughput. Power-Cache combines a high-performance blend of LTO-5 tape drives, 8 TB of RAID and 10Gb Ethernet technologies to provide digital media professionals with faster archive and retrieval transfers as well as greater flexibility for staging content, making duplicate tape copies and working with Cache-A Library and Expansion units.

Cache-A is featuring the Power-Cache Archive Server and all of its LTO-5 LTFS (Linear Tape File System)-capable products at Stand 7.G16 at RAI Amsterdam, September 9-13.

“With the enormous and accelerating growth in data that digital media professionals handle every day, our customers have been asking Cache-A to develop an archive appliance that can deliver even greater archiving speed and flexibility,” said Phil Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation. “We are proud to say that day has arrived with the world debut of Power-Cache, the latest evolution in our acclaimed line of archive appliances.”

The compact one rack-unit Power-Cache Archive Server can control up to four LTO-5 drives with up to two concurrently at full speed. Library24 or Library48 options and a one rack-unit expansion chassis that can hold one or two LTO-5 tape drives can be connected in any combination.

To simplify the archiving of large projects, the Pro-Cache Library24 and Library 48 work with the Power-Cache or Pro-Cache5 to automate archival workflows and provide the ultimate in system flexibility. Cache-A’s Library24 option can accommodate up to two internal tape drives and up to four tape drives on the Library48 option when driven from the new Power-Cache model.

Like the company’s flagship product, the award-winning Pro-Cache5, and the new quiet, desktop Prime-Cache5, Power-Cache includes LTFS capability. Available as a simple software upgrade from Cache-A, this new format enables users to interchange content across different operating systems, software applications and physical locations. This provides application independence, transportability and protection from obsolescence.

About Cache-A Corporation

The winner of Creative Cow’s Blue Ribbon Award for NAB 2011 for “Best Archiving System,” Cache-A is a leading supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the media and entertainment industry. Cache-A’s archive appliances can easily archive source masters for production or entire projects for post-production using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry standard LTFS or tar format on LTO-5 media.



Randy Savicky
(203) 226-6156