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ProMax intros Pro-Cache, Power-Cache archive appliances

Since acquiring Cache-A last summer, ProMax — makers of the Platform shared storage system and One editing workstations — have developed the ProMax Pro-Cache and Power-Cache systems. The new archive appliances feature technology upgrades and improvements offering performance boosts for increased system speed, responsiveness and reliability.

In alignment with its worldwide channel of reseller partners and distributors, ProMax is offering a special trade-in promotion for existing Cache-A customers to upgrade to the new Pro-Cache and Power-Cache models.

Both models have new chassis designs and include new V4 software features. The Template Manager creates and manages scheduled backups, while the Incremental Archive automatically monitors target spaces for file changes and then updates the archive.

“As soon as Cache-A became a ProMax product line, we took action to address the most urgent needs of customers,” notes ProMax CEO Jess Hartmann.

Details
The ProMax Pro-Cache features a new Quad Core CPU with Turbo Boost to 3.1GHz to increase system speed. A new dedicated PCI SSD system disk provides reliability and a performance boost to OS and archive database operations (up to 4x faster than previous systems). The Pro-Cache’s expanded network connectivity includes 4x 1GbE network controllers accompanied by a 10GbE network performance boost that makes it up to 2x faster than previous systems. The redesigned chassis features a new component cooling system to complement the appliance’s upgraded power supply.

The ProMax Power-Cache also features the same upgrades of the new Quad Core CPU with Turbo Boost to 3.1GHz, the addition of a dedicated PCI SSD system disk and a performance boost to OS and archive database operations to amplify the appliance’s speed and performance. The 10GbE network performance boost will also make the new Power-Cache up to 2x faster than previous systems. The Power-Cache has its own all-new 2RU rackmount chassis, which has been designed as an enterprise class device and features a new cooling system, upgraded component cabling and dual redundant power supplies. The system’s onboard RAID is now up to 16TB with room for an optional onboard LTO-6 or LTO-5 drive.

Quick Chat: ProMAX’s Jess Hartmann on purchase of Cache-A

By Randi Altman

ProMAX Systems, makers of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, this week announced its purchase of Cache-A, providers of network-attached video archive libraries and appliances. The deal has been in the works for the past few months.

According to ProMAX CEO Jess Hartmann, “This acquisition builds on our strategy of improving the content creation process by developing a unified and integrated toolset for our clients. More efficient, connected workflows enable our clients to improve project timelines and deliver better content for their customers.”

While ProMAX will continue to sell the Cache-A appliances — including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, Power Cache as well as the associated libraries and expansion chassis — independently, Continue reading