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Company Profile: Rimage

Developing and manufacturing systems for digital data distribution and archiving for past 40 years

Company name
Rimage Corporation

HQs in Minneapolis, MN, offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Taipei, Taiwan

Date founded

Founders (and a bit of background)
The company has been a pioneer and innovator in developing and manufacturing systems for digital data distribution and archiving for the past 40 years. Its early days began in 1978 with the formation of IXI Laboratories.

Today, it is a global leader in data stewardship, by helping companies easily manage data from creation to destruction. And every step in between. it empowers organizations to streamline operations, lower storage costs, recover from cyberattacks and other disasters, and protect data integrity to meet long-term data preservation and compliance requirements. Using AI technology combined with storage, engineering, robotics, and software capabilities, Rimage provides customized, bundled solutions that integrate into any workflow and are tailored to your data lifecycle management requirements.

  • Christopher Rence, President and CEO
    He is CEO since August 2020, after being chief data, compliance, security and risk officer for 2 years at Equus Holdings, the investment firm who acquired Rimage in 2014 in a private equity move. He occupied similar positions at Digital River or as a consultant and, before that, was CIO at Fico.
  • Richard Bump, CRO
    He is CRO since 2021. He’s the founder of Gelos, a sales consulting firm and was president and senior executive at Datamyte for almost 9 years. He stayed more than 12 years at Digital River at various executive positions leading operations and technology and even before spent some time at Ernst & Young.

Financial funding
Privately-equity owned

Technology and products
Data Stewardship Portfolio includes 2 primary pillars: Enterprise Laser Storage (ELS) and Data Lifecycle Management (DLM).

  • Enterprise Laser Storage (ELS): Laser/optical storage devices provide companies with a high-capacity, tamperproof method to store, archive, and preserve important organizational data so that it is impossible to delete, impossible to re-encrypt, impossible to infect, and truly immutable.
    ELS features include:

    • Higher Capacity: with some technology and advanced material science breakthroughs, optical discs will soon have some of the highest capacity of any storage type on the market, allowing organizations to store larger amounts of data, including high-definition videos and complex software applications.
    • Multi-Layer Technology: Using multi-layer technology, optical discs enable the stacking of multiple data layers on a single disc, allowing for higher-density data storage without significantly increasing the physical size of the disc.
    • Faster Data Transfer Rates: The introduction of Blu-ray discs with higher data transfer speeds, such as 12x or 16x, allows for quicker reading and writing of data.
    • Improved Laser Technology: More precise reading and writing capabilities contribute to better error correction, reduced data loss, and enhanced overall performance. High-powered lasers also allow for secure destruction of optical media that includes a certificate of destruction.
    • Archival-Grade Discs: Specialized archival-grade optical discs have higher resistance to environmental factors, such as humidity and light exposure, reducing the risk of data degradation over time.
    • Point-in-Time Data Recovery: Having an archive of mission-critical data in an encrypted, unchangeable, point-in-time data reference point is an important security protocol.
  • Data Lifecycle Management: A platform that empowers organizations to easily manage their digital assets through every stage of their lifecycle.
    DLM features include:

    • Data Ingestion: Effortlessly capture and process data from essentially any source, including images, videos, documents, PDFs, audio files.  Eliminating manual efforts and associated errors.
    • Contextualize and Codify: Use AI-powered content and metadata extraction and enrichment to automatically categorize, tag, enrich, and organize your digital assets. Quick and powerful search capabilities eliminate wasted time and effort.
    • Access and Share: Provide advanced AI-driven search capabilities to instantly locate specific digital assets.  From access controls to versioning and permissions management, organizations have complete control over who can access, modify, and share digital assets.
    • Storage and Preservation: Ensure data integrity, privacy, and compliance with data governance features. Robust workflow automation and comprehensive logging provide confidence that your assets are retained appropriately.
    • End of Life: Manage data destruction requirements while maintaining proper chain of custody and compliance.

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Release and roadmap
SOPHIA – New Rimage AI-Powered Digital Asset Management Solution Improves Data Lifecycle Management

Include ADP, Airbus, Audi, Bank of America, Boeing, Cisco, IBM, Fuji, HP, Medtronic, Walmart, and Wells Fargo

Workloads/Use cases/Applications
SOPHIA Use Cases
Featured Resources & Case Studies

Target market
Serves government, medical, law enforcement, and financial and banking organizations with growing volumes of information that need to proactively manage storage resources and costs, as well as industries that are subject to data regulations.


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