Like other market segments, the motion picture and video production industry
That all changed in 2017.
EditShare, one of the early pioneers of intelligent shared storage solutions, introduced a single-node scale-out storage solution, inviting smaller productions to implement a platform traditionally slated for the enterprise workflow.
Why this is important for the many small to mid-size productions out there:
Small to mid-size facilities are beginning to tackle high data rate projects in HD and Ultra HD and often do so using a single-write, multi-read limited storage infrastructure that really isn’t up to the task. The introduction of a single-node configuration allows facilities to manage these media intensive projects with greater efficiency in terms of performance needs – bandwidth, scalability, reliability – in the “right-sized” infrastructure configuration. Furthermore, they can do so with the ability to easily expand to address future media storage needs or as their existing old storage is phased out.
In a nutshell, the single-node shared storage platform will enable small and emerging studios to migrate their workflow into a modern scale-out environment that can grow as their business expands. And, EditShare has made the expansion very straightforward with its new single-node EFS systems – simply add one or more new storage nodes to expand capacity and bandwidth. The approach allows facilities to step in at a price point and platform configuration that is best suited for the stage of their production and, more importantly, their budget.
Another very enticing feature of the new single-node EFS system is that each unit ships with Flow media asset management and Ark media archive applications. Flow allows users to find and track all their valuable assets within the organization, saving hundreds of man hours spent trawling through drives trying to find that elusive right clip. Ark secures the long term viability of those valuable assets with its simplified and powerful archiving system. The integration of Flow and Ark within the EFS shared storage environment provides a robust foundation that can be customized to
In addition to the expansion and customization, the single-node EFS system offers a straightforward administration setup, making it much easier for facilities, especially ones without dedicated IT engineers, to administer the storage. Regardless the size, the single-node EFS systems always present as a single namespace (or single file system), eliminating the need to balance project workloads on multiple raids,
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EditShare offers two XStream EFS single-node models –