Case Studies

Real-World Active Archive Solutions

Active archive solutions provide a persistent online view of data by integrating one or more archive technologies (disk, tape and cloud storage) behind a file system. The following case studies demonstrate real-world examples of active archive solutions.

  • CrossFit

    CrossFit was experiencing explosive growth in its physical fitness and media production and distribution business and was confronted with the very real hurdles of outdated and cumbersome data storage scenarios that cause ever-growing post-production delays. To solve many of the production delay issues, CrossFit implemented an active archive solution.

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  • CyArk

    Managing CyArk’s growing stores of data and safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage in the most cost-effective manner possible required a different approach to data storage – one that uses advanced tape technologies to deliver the simplicity and performance of disk drives at a much more affordable price point. What CyArk needed, was an active archive.

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  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

    EPFL Selects Active Archive System for 50 Years of Jazz Music Archives

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  • LJA Engineering

    LJA Engineering Archives Legacy Fileshare Data on Active Archive Solution

    LJA manages more than 300TB of data that it is required, by industry standard, to keep for a minimum of ten years. The engineering firm needed a solution that would allow it to identify legacy data and transparently move it to a live archive daily.

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  • Los Angeles Kings

    When the Los Angeles Kings needed an IT infrastructure specific to their video production efforts that could cost-effectively scale, while requiring minimal management resources, they turned to an active archive solution.

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  • MLB Network

    In 2013, MLB Network recorded over 2,500 games, with as many as five different video feeds per game. MLB Network show content was also recorded and catalogued. All of this content translated into over 6.5 petabytes of stored content. In 2014, MLB Network recorded as many as seven different video feeds per game, and exceeded 2013’s storage consumption.

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  • NASA Ames Research Center

    As one of the leading high-performance computing (HPC) sites in the world, the NASA Ames Research Center generates approximately 1.5 PB a month of data related to research and simulations. Its existing data storage solution was nearing end of life and needed to be replaced. The center needed a solution that allowed for fast tape mount times and easy access, was cost effective, and provided a way for them to easily manage the lifecycle of the media.

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  • NCI

    NCI’s supercomputer supports more than 29PB of data that must be backed up and archived. NCI was faced with significant forecasted growth and wanted to implement an updated, single archive to replace aging equipment in the data center.

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  • NCSA

    Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the state of Illinois and the University of Illinois, the Blue Waters project is designed to meet the compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive needs of a wide range of scientists and engineers. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) provides 100% of the nearline storage for Blue Waters.

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  • NERSC

    NERSC Accelerates Data Access and Exceeds Reliability Standards with Active Archive.

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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a premier source of computational science research and home to the United States’ most powerful supercomputer for open science, Titan. Every month the leadership-class machine generates almost 1 PB of archive data.

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  • University of Minnesota

    University of Minnesota Research Institute selects Active Archive to support high volume supercomputing and scientific computing environment.

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  • University of Oslo

    Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. The University has over 27,000 students, 5,900 staff and over 250 employees in the University Center for Informatioin Technology Services (USIT) to supposrt its IT infrastructure.

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