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Standalone LTFS tape archive system is launched at IBC

A standalone storage and archive product that uses the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) has its industry debut at IBC.

Paragon is designed as a complete sub-system for adding hierarchical storage management (HSM) to existing asset management systems from multiple vendors.

It has a RESTful API in order to make integration as simple as possible and incorporates appropriate data tape storage and management technology using the LTFS file system for permanent storage life and media portability.

TMD is also offering Paragon+, which also includes core asset management functionality.

“We know, from talking to our customers, that there is a gap in the market for a simple and highly targeted storage system, which can sit as the archive for any asset management or digital workflow system,” said Tony Taylor, CEO, TMD.

“We have taken proven technology, wrapped it in a framework which is simple to integrate with other systems, and are now bringing it to market as a standalone archive. We are already seeing serious interest from the market”

The intention is that Paragon and Paragon+ will be sold as packaged systems, via distributors. ERA has been appointed as the Paragon distributor for the UK.

LTFS is a file system specification that allows Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tapes to be indexed like a disk drive.