|[February 12, 2014]
Active Archive Alliance Appoints New Chairman of the Board
BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Archive Alliance announced today that it has appointed Floyd
Christofferson, director of storage product marketing at SGI, as Chairman
of its Board. A founding member of the Alliance, Christofferson has
served on the board since April 2010 and brings�more than 25�years
of�content management and storage workflow experience to the role.
"The rapid growth of data today puts tremendous strain on traditional,
silo-oriented approaches to data storage and management. Budget
pressures in IT combined with the increasing need to have immediate
online access to larger amounts of data merely compounds this problem,"
"The Active Archive Alliance brings together best-of-breed storage
technology companies, each with innovative solutions to enable easy
access to all data, while also reducing complexity and cost. Over the
past four years, active archiving has entered the IT lexicon as a
widely-embraced approach for large-scale data management and retention.
I am pleased to assume the role of Alliance chairman and to help further
advocate on behalf of our members and active archive customers."
In an analog world, an archive is where old content goes to retire. In a
digital world, all data is potentially valuable and needs to be rapidly
available, protected and easy to manage. An active archive dos just
that - breaking down the barriers between long term and primary data
storage, and in the process reducing the IT overhead required to manage
archives are ideal for organizations that face exponential data
growth or regularly manage high-volume unstructured data or digital
assets - markets such as life sciences, media and entertainment,
education, research, government, financial services, oil and gas, and
telecommunications, as well as general IT organizations requiring online
data archive options.
archiving provides a single, online file system that spans multiple
types of storage (flash, disk, tape libraries and other storage
technologies) and gives users real-time access to unstructured data
stored for both immediate needs and for long-term retention. Active
archives enable the lowest cost per TB technology for acquisition and
operational costs, can reduce migration costs going forward, and
significantly decrease energy consumption and space requirements.
Christofferson�succeeds Molly Rector, formerly with Spectra Logic. Betsy
Doughty, senior marketing director at Spectra Logic now represents
Spectra Logic on the Alliance board.
About Floyd Christofferson
Floyd Christofferson is the director of storage product marketing at�SGI.
As a professional focused on content management and storage workflows
over the last 25 years, Christofferson has paid particular attention to
the technology associated with effective management of massive volumes
of data, both from the perspective of hardware strategies and of
At SGI, Christofferson works closely with the core storage hardware and
software engineering teams to leverage SGI's rich legacy of innovation
in addressing the world's largest data management problems. This is
increasingly focused on providing modular, scalable solutions to help
SGI's customers effectively manage the exponential growth of data in
technical computing, Cloud and Internet, and persistent data
environments. Prior to joining SGI, Christofferson's work was focused in
the broadcast industry, where he was focused on file-based content
management and distribution strategies.
About The Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance
dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to
all archived data. Launched in early 2010 by founding technology
partners Dell (News - Alert), FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic
Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral
organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies
including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and
high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and
end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive
solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that
organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the
most cost-effective manner. Active Archive Alliance members include
Atempo, Cleversafe, Crossroads Systems, Dell, Fujifilm, GRAU DATA AG,
HP, Imation, QStar Technologies, Quantum (News - Alert), Scality, Seven10, SGI, Spectra
Logic and XenData. Visit www.activearchive.com
for more information.
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