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StorageDNA, which works with broadcasters, film studios, TV production companies, government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations to archive, preserve, retrieve and manage their digital content, has added support for the long-term archiving medium Linear Tape Open (LTO) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technologies into its portfolio.

DNA Evolution, the company's intelligent workflow solution built on the LTO-6 and LTFS standards, allows media professionals to streamline their file-based workflows to cut costs.

"StorageDNA is dedicated to providing advanced and innovative solutions for our customers, and we develop for LTO as it has proven to be the most economical, high performing, and safe long-term storage technology for the media and entertainment industries," said TC Chakravarty, CEO and president at StorageDNA. "As we continue to push the limits of archiving and restoring performance, we are committed to utilising the full potential of LTO and LTFS. With LTO-6, we enable our customers to achieve unequalled time and cost savings."

The sixth generation of LTO is a step forward in the standard, increasing the capacity and data transfer rate to 2.5 TB and 160mbps. It also improves archival life, which, combined with DNA Evolution's automated and periodic tape health checks, "ensures the long-term protection and integrity of media," the company said.

Version 2.1 of DNA Evolution offers new users the option to choose between LTO-5 and LTO-6 technology, and existing users can upgrade their LTO-5 drives to LTO-6.

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