News | May 15, 2012

Active Archive Alliance Announces New Active Archive Certified Architect Program

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Certification Training to Take Place June 6 & 7 in Chicago

BOULDER, Colo.—The Active Archive Alliance announced today that it will be hosting its initial VAR certification program June 6-7, 2012 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois. Active archives are ideal 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 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).

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.

“This training and certification program is ideal for value-added resellers tasked with providing storage solutions that enable reliable, online and efficient access to unstructured file data,” said Floyd Christofferson, director of storage product marketing at SGI and an Active Archive Alliance board member. “It will provide our reseller partners with knowledge about the latest data storage technologies that are enabling organizations to store and access vast volumes of data extremely efficiently and cost effectively.”

Certified architects will be listed on the Alliance website as an active archive solution provider, and all active archive purchase inquiries received by the Alliance will be directed to them. Certified VARs will 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 our Registration Page.

About The Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to all archived data.  Launched in early 2010 by founding technology partners Dell, FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the most cost effective manner. Visit for more information.

SOURCE: Active Archive Alliance