LTO and Sony ODA
.YES!HSM (LTO/ODA library manager) archives and restores assets to and from LTO tape-based or digital libraries. It accesses the library and generates its virtualization through the FC/SAS direct standard protocol (without the necessity to use third party HSM software). This allows SI Media to directly control many different brands and models of LTO libraries, such as: IBM, HP, Spectralogic, Quantum, Qualstar.
.YES!HSM handles multiple read/write drives without any limitations on the number of tapes hosted in the library. The application includes an automatic function that verifies the integrity of the content of each single tape and the possibility to compact (consolidate) empty or corrupted spaces.
.YES!HSM manages a timecode-based partial restore from any asset. Searchable from the MAM user interface, operator marks a timecode in and out on a low res clip and then the HSM restores only the marked portion of the high res sub-clip instead of the entire asset. This is particularly useful for sports events. This feature provides faster retrieval of the necessary archival material for editing and reduces the usage time of the LTO/ODA drives.
SI Media is the first software company to implement Sony ODA integration as deep archive, successfully deploying the solution to an end user in Europe (the Danish Parliament in 2016).