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Copan, Bycast Collaborate

SAN FRANCISCO -- COPAN Systems, the industry leader in cost-effective storage solutions for the protection and management of persistent data, and Bycast Inc., the leading provider of grid-powered storage management software, announced today their collaboration to bring to market the industrys most advanced and cost-effective active archive for the protection and preservation of massive volumes of persistent data.

By combining the strengths of Bycast® StorageGRID® software for storage management and data protection with COPAN Systems Revolution 300 Enhanced MAID platform, these storage technology leaders are delivering an active archive solution that preserves the integrity and security of mission-critical digital assets. The resulting self-healing architecture provides continuous availability over long timeframes and across multiple sites with the performance of disk and the economics of tape.

The integration of COPAN Systems’ Revolution 300 Series Enhanced MAID platform with the Bycast StorageGRID software delivers an end-to-end archiving solution that integrates with external applications using standard CIFS and NFS interfaces. The joint solution is fully fault tolerant in all configurations and scales from 20 terabytes to configurations spanning many petabytes. Total cost of ownership for archiving is dramatically reduced by combining StorageGRID’s task automation and optimal utilization of storage capacity with significantly lower power and cooling costs of the Revolution 300 MAID platform.

“Bycast is delighted to be collaborating with COPAN Systems to combine our StorageGRID digital content archival and preservation software with COPAN Systems’ Revolution 300 platform to present the industry’s first integrated multi-site, multi-petabyte active archive solution with the performance of disk and the economics of tape,” said Dean Neumann, Director of Product Marketing, Bycast.

Copan Systems Inc.

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