March 28, 2014

Active Archive Alliance to Showcase the Value of Active Archives for Long-Term Data Storage at Upcoming Industry Events

BOULDER, Colo.—March 28, 2014 —The Active Archive Alliance announced today its participation in several industry trade shows in the coming months including NAB, SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference, Data Center World, and Bio-IT World.

Active archives combine the best-of-breed file systems, software and hardware technologies to provide intelligent, efficient and practical solutions for data storage and access. Software solutions in an active archive allow existing file systems to expand over flash, disk, tape and other storage technologies.

An active archive is ideal for organizations that face exponential data growth or regularly manage high-volume unstructured data or digital assets. The Active Archive Alliance will showcase the benefits and value of active archives in managing long-term data storage. Here’s a look at where you can find the Active Archive Alliance this spring:

  • NAB, April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums, will feature a panel discussion hosted by the Active Archive Alliance and moderated by ESG Senior Analyst Mark Peterson Tuesday, April 8th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The panel, “Case Studies in Active Archive: Preserving, Retrieving and Protecting Your Digital Assets,” will include executives from DataDirect NetworksDellFujifilmHPScalitySGI, and Spectra Logic.
  • SNIA Data Storage Innovations Conference, April 22-24, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. At this inaugural data storage conference, Active Archive Alliance members Crossroads, Fujifilm, HP, and Scality will participate in a panel discussion on “Best Practices in the Management of Unstructured Data.” It will be moderated by Floyd Christofferson, Chairman of the Board of the Active Archive Alliance and director of storage product marketing at SGI, and will outline the challenges, methodologies, and best practices to protect the massive scale “Big Data” repositories. The panel will take place on Tuesday, April 22nd at 4:50 pm.
  • Data Center World, April 28 – May 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.  At this data center and facilities management conference, the Active Archive Alliance will host a panel, “Best Practices in the Management of Unstructured Data,” which will showcase end user case studies of active archive implementations and strategies. Molly Rector, Active Archive Alliance member and chief marketing officer of DataDirect Networks will moderate the discussion along with Alliance members Crossroads, SGI, and HP on Tuesday, April 29th at 3:00 pm.
  • Bio-IT World, April 29 – May 2, 2014 in Boston, MA.  At this premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise, Active Archive Alliance members Fujifilm, HP and QStar will showcase how active archives can provide the most cost-effective, reliable and scalable way to store long-term data for the biomedical and drug discovery industry in booth 451.

To pre-schedule a meeting with an Active Archive Alliance member at any of these events, please contact or call 303-513-7494.

About The Active Archive Alliance

The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to all archived data.  Launched in early 2010 by founding technology partners Dell, FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the most cost effective manner. Active Archive Alliance members include Atempo, Cleversafe, Crossroads Systems, Dell, DataDirect Networks, Fujifilm, GRAU DATA AG, HP, Imation, QStar Technologies, Quantum, Scality, Seven10, SGI, Spectra Logic and XenData. Visit for more information.

Media Contacts

IGNITE Consulting on behalf of the Active Archive Alliance

Meredith Bagnulo, 303-513-7494
Linda Dellett, 303-439-9398

Alliance Members & Sponsors