XenData Launches the X1 Archive Appliance for mTape Thunderbolt LTO Solutions
XenData, the global provider of data storage solutions, launches the X1 Archive Appliance that connects to a network and allows file-based applications to seamlessly archive to mLogic mTape LTO external drives.
The X1 appliance runs Windows 10 Pro and is powered by the LTO Server Edition of XenData Archive Series: software that is trusted by some of the world's largest media and entertainment companies to manage their LTO archives. It is optimized for video files and integrates with many applications used in the M&E industry.
The archive appears locally as a single logical drive – the X: drive. And there are multiple ways to write to and restore files from it:
- Share the X: drive over your network and write to it and restore from it like any disk-based share.
- Use FS Mirror to synchronize one or more locally accessible file systems or file shares to the LTO archive.
- Use FS Mirror to create archive drop-boxes on your network that automatically move files to the archive.
- Use third party applications that integrate with XenData's XML API.
The X1 is based on Intel NUC hardware and includes a high-endurance 1.92 TB SSD cache for enhanced performance.
The X1 connects to the mlogic mTape via Thunderbolt 3. The appliance manages an unlimited number of LTO cartridges and up to 2 billion files. It enables file transfers that span across cartridges and, when using two or more mTape drives, it supports automatic cartridge replication.
The X1 Archive Appliance is immediately available and is priced at $5,950. mTape units may be purchased from mLogic bundled with the X1 Archive Appliance.