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Apace Systems Launches "XOL for XSAN Storage Offload and Expansion Platform" Seamless Network Storage for Archive and Online Video Editing Workflows, Complementing Apple Final Cut Pro and Their XSAN Installations

ORANGE, Calif., September 05, 2007 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apace Systems Corporation®, a leading storage solutions provider for video, audio and other media content, announces immediate availability of its XOL solution suite, offering an end-to-end automated workflow for fast archive, retrieve and on-line storage expansion of Apple Final Cut Pro Editing workgroups and their associated XSAN installations.

XOL Solution comprises of an 18TB RAID-5 protected high performance enterprise class storage system and software targeted to manage the entire data migration between XSAN storage and Apace's disk based storage platform via parallel data paths. FCP editing nodes will act as gateways between XSAN and XOL. Client nodes will have FC connectivity to XSAN and an independent GE connection to XOL. As a result of this dual and independent connectivity, the FCP editors will have complete workflow resilience.

The key benefit of this approach is to protect XSAN installations from loss of data due to any XSAN metadata server or connectivity failure. Also, the given parallel paths of backup make the process of data syncing between XSAN and XOL very fast. Further addition of FCP editing client nodes can directly edit of off XOL without the need or access to XSAN RAID and avoid additional XSAN client software agent costs. Additionally, customers with mixed editing environments such as AVID, Adobe, Grass Valley Canopus and other editing workgroups can all interconnect to XOL storage and use it as their primary on-line editing storage allowing customers to consolidate all their shared video editing storage in XOL. Users can scale and increase editing stream count as well as storage capacity by just adding more XOL systems to their existing Gigabit Ethernet fabric. XOL platform can also offload other SAN setups.

XOL platform offers both archival and on-line editing storage to existing XSAN deployments that is cost effective, resilient and easy to manage.

Apace Systems will demonstrate its products at IBC 2007 Europe, September 7-11th, 2007, at Apace booth #7.835.

About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems is a managed Network Storage Systems Manufacturer, located in Orange, California. The company offers innovative intelligent high-performance network storage products for video and graphics content creation, archive, and distribution. Apace leverages its system expertise in system hardware and software to streamline media workflow. The company serves high growth postproduction, broadcast, special effects, rendering farm, animation, game, media distribution, as well as other emerging media centric markets involving networked storage for Video, Audio, Graphics, Animation, Gaming and other media applications. For more information, visit the company's website at

Apace Systems Corporation
Jeanclaude Toma, 949-232-7092

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