Active Archive Alliance Offers Certified Architect Training Program

The Active Archive Alliance will offer an Active Archive Certified Architect training program on October 9-10, 2012 in Rockville, MD. Active archives are intended for companies that regularly manage high-volume digital assets or face exponential data growth as they provide a cost effective way to store large amounts of data with high reliability and accessibility.

The two-day certification program will provide training on how to best architect an active archive data center environment, and will enable participants to become Active Archive Certified Architects (AACA).

“Our initial training program earlier this year was a great success,” said Molly Rector, chairman of the Active Archive Alliance, and executive vice president of product management and worldwide marketing at Spectra Logic. “The VARs that attended are now well equipped to design and construct efficient active archive environments, and we look forward to training additional VARs on this strategic approach to data storage.”

The certification provides VARs, vendors, and end-user participants with the proper tools and expertise needed to work with data center administrators to create and engineer active archive solutions. The program is also designed to help VARs and other participants expand their solution offerings for cloud and big data storage and management and to enable affordable ‘Tape as NAS’ storage offerings.

“The unbridled growth of unstructured data, and the need to keep that data online and available, is one of the biggest challenges facing customers today,” said Drew Miles, Active Archive Certified Architect and senior systems architect at Sanity Solutions. “With Active Archive’s intelligent, policy-based file management and ability to leverage tape as NAS, these challenges can be easily overcome in an extremely cost effective and seamless manner.”

Certified architects are listed on the Active Archive Alliance website as an active archive solution provider, and all purchase inquiries received by the Alliance are directed to them. Certified VARs also receive an Active Archive Solution Provider logo for their corporate website and marketing collateral.

For more information or to register for the Active Archive Certified Architect training program, please visit: Registration Page.

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