Your media is precious and securing assets away from your online production storage is essential - that's why we developed Ark. Whether you're looking to make short-term backups of your media and project files, or you want to temporarily "park" a project, or you want to build a permanent tape archive, there is an Ark solution for you.
Integrated EditShare Workflow
Ark Disk and Ark Tape seamlessly integrate with EditShare's XStream central storage and Flow media asset management, providing a tiered storage environment with tremendous automation and media management capabilities. Easily copy or migrate content from "online" EditShare Media Spaces to "nearline" Ark Disk and "offline" Ark Tape LTO storage. Use Flow Production MAM to view low-resolution proxy files of everything stored on Ark and quickly restore any files you want to bring back to an online state. With Ark, your media is always only a few clicks away.
Powerful Admin Tools
One clean simple application lets you control backup, archiving, and restoration for both Ark Disk and Ark Tape. Because Ark is "EditShare Storage Aware", you see a listing of all your EditShare Media Spaces and Project Spaces in the Ark User Interface, allowing you to easily define which spaces to include in an Ark Job.
Setting up and running Ark jobs is easy with all the feedback and control you'd expect. Before a job runs, Ark logic checks to make sure the job will succeed and you can run jobs automatically at preset times – monthly, weekly, daily, even many times a day - or on demand. When any Ark job finishes, you can instantly get a report showing a list of files that were just copied. You can even have the list emailed to you.