ELEMENTS ARCHIVE helps to maintain high-performance on the production storage by off-loading assets to LTO tapes. By providing unique features such as access via a web-based interface with full-text search engine and advanced management capabilities, ELEMENTS ARCHIVE becomes one-of-a-kind.
• supports libraries with multiple drives and hundreds of slots
High-performance archive with added security
With an embedded, automated checksum comparison check between the source files and the written tapes, ELEMENTS ARCHIVE actively maintains the highest possible integrity of the data and stores all information in a centralized database that simultaneously provides detailed information about every project.
Versatile and fully flexible integration anywhere
ELEMENTS ARCHIVE is easily integrated with many MAM systems by providing full REST and SOAP support. In addition, you can choose your favorite tapes and libraries, as ELEMENTS ARCHIVE has certified a broad-range of tape libraries, including Quantum, IBM, HP, Tandberg and many more – feel free to build libraries with multiple drives and hundreds of slots at no additional costs.
More than media storage
Discover our unique features that make your daily work less complicated and more efficient – with intuitive tools that ease your workflow.
Users are familiar with the speed and convenience of directly attached storage when working with media assets. Unfortunately, this type of storage isn‘t suitable to collaborative workflows, as projects and assets can‘t be shared conveniently between different workstations in real-time. ELEMENTS storage solutions are designed specifically to share media files across all platforms and application while providing consistent high performance for all workstations.
First off, ELEMENTS storage has unique tools and features embedded that are specifically designed for users to share media – seamlessly and simultaneously. ELEMENTS‘ media aware interface allows for easy access to view, comment and even edit media assets remotely and provides the option to simply set-up tasks for workflow automation.
Standard IT workflows have very different read and write patterns, and low latencies are not essential. Media workflows are a lot more time-critical; hence, low latencies and high bandwidth are crucial for post-production and broadcast workflows, otherwise stuttering video and other issues will occur.
Media storage is optimized to deliver high-performance for every workstation connected, and a specialized file system allows heterogeneous networks with numerous applications on different operating systems to share media assets efficiently from the same storage pool.
There are virtually no limitations, as ELEMENTS‘ task manager can easily be set up to perform any task, such as automatic backup or defragmentation, moving or archiving content, or any task useful in your particular workflow.
The most common use of workflow automation are concerning the approval process, for example moving approved files to a certain folder, or rejected files to another folder. But with the option to set up automation tasks across users, user groups, content location or any other parameter, the possibilities are endless.
Yes, with ELEMENTS you can share content seamlessly across virtually all NLE applications, including Avid. Even Avid bin-locking and Avid project sharing is supported, as ELEMENTS fully emulates an ISIS/Unity environment. ELEMENTS GATEWAY provides the same functionalities for any SAN or NAS (non-ELEMENTS) storage.
It depends on your workflow requirements. A rule of thumb: if you work in a heterogeneous network with various applications, with raw formats/DPX files, require real-time streams and produce in resolutions 2K and up, you will most likely need a Fibre Channel-based SAN, as a 10Gb Ethernet network will not provide appropriate bandwidth.