SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is highlighting its new entry-level archive solution FlashNet Lite on booth D2-41 at CABSAT 2017. Providing media companies with a highly cost-effective archive that can expand as their requirements grow, FlashNet Lite includes SGL’s new elegant user interface FlashNet Infinity.
FlashNet Lite comes in four configurations: FL Disk, FL Tape, FL Hybrid and FL Optical Disk, providing options for content storage that is disk only, tape only, optical disk or a combination of disk and tape. FL Hybrid is upgradeable to 50TB of disk support, two tape drives and 100 slots with one server. This gives nearly 600TB capacity with LTO7 tapes.
Running on a single server node, FlashNet Lite can grow as the customer’s archive expands. The system includes important FlashNet tools including: integration with a wide range of partner solutions and storage devices; business storage rules; partial file restore; and SGL’s new Infinity user interface.
FlashNet Infinity, which delivers a sophisticated toolset for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more, will also be demonstrated throughout the show. Available as a free upgrade to all SGL FlashNet users covered by a current support contract who are running FlashNet 6.6 or later, FlashNet Infinity takes a novel approach to the management of archived assets. While FlashNet itself is optimised for enterprise-level archiving, with the capability for automatic fail-over and for distributed processing of very high levels of activity, Infinity is designed for high-performance search, monitoring and analysis.
Infinity is a web-based framework that runs dashboards containing one or more gadgets. Each gadget offers a tool, which for convenience are grouped into searching, monitoring, analysing and system administration categories by SGL. While some dashboards are pre-configured by SGL as system-defined, others can be created by the organisation or by the individual user by dragging and dropping gadgets. All dashboards can be modified to fit the organisation, depending on the access rights of a specific user.
“Innovation is the key to progress, and over the past two decades SGL’s thought-leadership has played a key role in defining, developing and integrating many new content management technologies in the industry,” explains Lee Sheppard, SGL’s Director of Product Management. “FlashNet is the most accessible content storage management system available to the video industry and FlashNet Lite with Infinity provides a sophisticated entry-level archive that includes many of FlashNet’s important features at a price point suited to smaller facilities.”
Both technical and commercial SGL staff will be available on booth D2-41 to answer any of your archiving questions or to discuss any project you might have.
Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and the company has over 4,500 instances of its flagship FlashNet product running around the world. More information can be found at www.sglbroadcast.com.