NSA Archive - HGST AAS




The CatDV-AAS application from North Shore Automation is a middleware application, typically installed on a CatDV Worker Node machine as part of a CatDV DAM system, that allows CatDV to manage the archive and restore process to/from an HGST AAS.


Enables CatDV to manage the entire archive and restore process to/from HGST AAS

No insecure user access by NAS emulation or FTP interfaces which require direct access to the AAS

Benefit: Increased security by limiting who has access to your archive system credentials/data

Job queuing

Retry and resume archive jobs in case of network service interruptions or primary storage issues

Benefit: No error notifications due to temporary network issues or hiccups

Uses S3 API and supports multi-part uploads

Splits large files and uploads in parallel (“Chunking”)

Chunk size is tunable to optimize performance and compatibility

Retry and resume archive chunks in case of network service interruptions

Ability to retry chunk upload instead of failing entire job

Benefit: Increased speed and reliability

Offloads all jobs outside of the CatDV Worker Node app

Benefit: Get more throughput from your CatDV automation system

Log status and errors directly to CatDV record

Users and administrators benefit from faster notification and improved visibility into archive process management

Benefit: Minimize need for direct user access to your Worker Node

Metadata update feature to collect changes in storage class, etc.

Benefit: Checks HGST AAS status right in CatDV interface

Restore from AAS to original file location

Instantly relink assets into your DAM or NLE project

Can also restore to alternate location/root

Benefit: Flexibility to work with many CatDV workflows

Independent system notifications

Each system in the workflow maintains their own notifications

If the North Shore app can’t reach CatDV Server or the AAS app, the admin will be notified

Benefit: No “failure in the dark” where connected automated systems are down for hours, without notification, due to reliance on one vendor’s messaging system