Exablox and Piction Announce Interoperability Making Digitizing Historical Assets Affordable for Museums
Partnership Enables Museums and Similar Midsize Enterprises to Easily Store, Manage and Recover Digital Assets
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2013 – Exablox®, the company re-imagining storage, officially announced today an interoperability partnership with Piction, the leading developer of digital image systems and software addressing the unique requirements of museums, government and corporate sectors. Exablox’s OneBlox scale-out storage and backup solution, combined with Piction’s integrated digital asset management platform, gives small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as museums, the chance to have the power of enterprise-grade storage. By offering features such as inline deduplication and continuous data protection (CDP), SMEs can avoid the complexity and cost associated with typical enterprise solutions.
Museums are rich in art, yet often budget and resource-constrained when it comes to their IT infrastructure. Digital asset management and backup remain a significant challenge for museums and other SMEs who often lack the expertise or time to set up an adequate primary storage and backup solution. Museums are capturing more and more digital assets, whether in the form of PDFs, spatial, audio or video assets. Like with any other business, these digital assets need to be safely stored, carefully preserved, easily accessible and quickly recoverable in case of any failure. Now with Exablox and Piction, museums can have their storage solution up and running in five minutes, and be on their way to preserving their most critical assets and artifacts.
“Piction’s single integrated platform enables museums to easily manage their digital assets more effectively and have better control in terms of access and distribution, whether that is internally or to the Web for online collection access. However, museums also need a way to affordably protect that information and easily recover it in case of a failure,” said Erick Kendrick, CEO at Piction. “With Exablox’s plug-and-play storage solution, museums can finally have a simple digital asset management and backup solution that can scale as they grow their treasure troves of historical data for the world to enjoy.
Exablox provides enterprise features without requiring an enterprise budget or storage expertise, making it an ideal solution for museums that need to digitize massive amounts of historical information. With nearly every storage task requiring zero configuration, OneBlox delivers a flexible, plug-and-play storage device that enables organizations to scale performance, capacity and availability non-disruptively. With enterprise features like inline deduplication, continuous data protection, offsite replication and encryption enabled by default, organizations’ information is always protected and stored at a fraction of the cost. Exablox’s OneSystem® provides an elegant, secure, multi-tenant cloud-based management service that proactively manages OneBlox while nearly eliminating the time required to manage storage.
“Museums have unique requirements – they have extremely valuable digital assets to manage, yet are faced with tight budgets, limited resources and higher priorities than managing storage,” said Douglas Brockett, CEO of Exablox. “With Exablox’s powerful OneBlox architecture and its cloud-based management platform, OneSystem, the complexity, cost and uncertainty of storage and backup is dramatically reduced. By making our solution interoperable with Piction, museums can get the sophisticated enterprise storage capabilities they need and deserve without breaking their budgets.”
Exablox is the company reimagining storage. Exablox solves businesses’ runaway storage costs and information management nightmares by providing a cloud-managed scale-out object-based solution that is affordable and easy to use. OneBlox is an inclusive storage offering that combines an elegant hardware architecture and integrated, enterprise-grade software, including inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery. Founded in 2010, Exablox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. Visit Exablox online at www.exablox.com and join the conversation at www.twitter.com/exablox.