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Press release: New cloud service safeguards organisations’ digital assets

Preservica, Tessella’s new software as a service offering on Amazon Web Services makes world leading digital preservation technology available to the many.

June 26, 2012

Preservica, Tessella’s new software as a service offering on Amazon Web Services makes world leading digital preservation technology available to the many.

Oxford, UK | 26th June 2012 Tessella, the world leader in digital preservation technology is proud to announce the launch of Preservica, a new cloud-based service that provides organisations with a secure and affordable solution to safeguard their digital assets. Preservica is based on the advanced technology in use at leading National Archives and Libraries and runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), making the same level of digital preservation services available to businesses, organisations, and memory institutions that need to protect their digital wealth without incurring all the human and capital costs of running such a specialist service.

“Preservica really lowers the barriers to entry for organisations looking for enterprise strength digital archiving. By adding full Digital Preservation technologies organisations will be able to access their information for many years to come whether it for compliance or knowledge retention.” said Jon Tilbury, Director of Archiving Solutions at Tessella.

Jon continues: “Preservica is suitable for commercial organisations or public institutions, in fact anyone who wants a good quality archiving system but doesn’t want to invest in specialist system administrations, digital preservation experts, expensive storage and processing systems. With Preservica you only pay for the storage you consume.”

Preservica is built on Tessella’s SDB technology used by leading organisations including: UK National Archives, Swiss Federal Archives, Malaysian National Archives, Dutch National Archives, Rotterdam Regional Archives, Wellcome Trust Libraries, Estonian Archives, Austrian Federal Chancellery and recently the Finnish National Archives and more recently Family Search.

Preservica conforms to the OAIS digital archiving standard (ISO 14721:2003) and provides all the tools required to build a long-term digital preservation solution including:

  • Ingest – upload digital content and metadata from a variety of content sources into Preservica using a fully quality-assured process
  • Content storage – encrypt and store multiple copies of digital objects in a safe, backed-up location
  • Flexible metadata and security – choose the way content is arranged, described, and protected
  • Access – full search, browse, and download facilities via browser interface
  • Preservation tools – ensure that content is protected against future obsolescence.

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Notes to the Editor

About Digital Preservation at Tessella
Tessella are world leaders in the provision of Digital Archiving technologies, working with major governments in 9 countries across 3 continents. Tessella's Digital Archiving offerings cover software, consulting, research and support and place us at the cutting edge of this emerging discipline. Our core technology, SDB, which recently won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, is now in its fourth generation and provides stable professionally supported platform with the flexibility to deliver individual customer needs. It is available as an own premises installation or as Preservica on the cloud.

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