SGL announces integration with Data Expedition


SGL, a provider of content archive and storage management software for media and
entertainment, has announced that its flagship content management software
FlashNet is now fully integrated with Data Expedition, Inc.’s ExpeDat Gateway for
Amazon S3. This integration enables broadcasters and content owners to transfer
media directly to Amazon Web Services (AWS) at maximum speed, providing an
additional means of storage and disaster recovery workflows.

FlashNet integrated with ExpeDat Gateway for Amazon S3 provides a cost-effective
file transfer solution, enabling files to be transferred to and from S3 at up to 700
Mbit/s. Once data is stored in S3 it can be moved to Amazon Glacier using a
standard AWS interface, providing a more affordable long-term storage option. The
combined SGL and Data Expedition solution can be deployed quickly and is highly

FlashNet’s rules-based implementation provides fully-automated data duplication
across multiple storage layers and locations. Using FlashNet, operators can create
additional rules that send material directly to the cloud. The FlashNet archive is able
to track and record exactly where material is at any given time, regardless of long-
term storage method, and can alert third-party systems, such as the MAM, that
content is available for download.

“We are extremely pleased that SGL has integrated Data Expedition, Inc.’s
accelerated file-transfer solution, ExpeDat, into its flagship content management
software, FlashNet,’ said Dana Merk, vice president, Business Development at Data

“The cloud is becoming a viable option for broadcasters and content owners who
want secure, long-term storage for disaster recovery workflows. By transferring
data to the cloud using the combination of FlashNet and ExpeDat Gateway for
Amazon S3, users can easily store their material. FlashNet provides a set of tools to
optimise the benefits of the various archiving platforms, including tape, disk, optical
disk and cloud,’ explains Lee Sheppard, SGL’s director of Product Management.


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