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externalised from the storage system, singly or in content-based groups, and removed to safe locations. Once a DR strategy is in place, it’s also important to periodically practise scenarios and test equipment. SGL has many archives installed around the world where Disaster Recovery workflows are either in use or can be made DR-capable quickly and easily.  Its scalable FlashNet architecture provides broadcasters and content owners with a clustered system of multiple servers, or nodes, each in constant communication. Each cluster node has identical software installed, and each is connected via fibre channel into the archive devices - generally disk storage and one or more tape libraries. At the heart of the cluster is a Microsoft SQL database, which is usually installed across two servers running a Microsoft cluster for automatic failover. Successful DR projects around the world will encourage more multi-site operations to adopt a distributed approach to their content management. By ensuring sufficient time is spent on collaborative design, an efficient DR strategy can be successfully achieved ensuring that a channel can continue transmission regardless of any disaster without losing a single frame. Quite simply assets equal value, which equals revenue. Can you afford to lose them? TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 90 JUNE 2014 | 53