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Improve media production and delivery efficiency with scale-out storage Today’s media and entertainment industries are driving a transition to a...

Improve media production and delivery efficiency with scale-out storage

Today’s media and entertainment industries are driving a transition to a digital environment that requires affordable, highly scalable storage.

Benefits of open architecture

Whether it’s preserving old media such as movies on film into digitally encoded files, producing new content, engaging in post-production activities or recording and disseminating music, the evolution to a high-definition multimedia world requires efficient resource use of a single pool of block storage and best-of-breed file systems and applications.

Overview

New High Definition (HD) formats 2K (2048×1560 pixels per frame) and 4K (4096×3120 pixels per frame) represent a fundamental change for the systems designed to ingest, create, store, manage, edit, and deliver digital media.

In storage terms a single frame of video is anywhere from 12MB (2K) to around 40MB (4K), so data storage is not linear when doubling the resolution.

Take into consideration that each second of video is 24 frames and you can see why there is such a large storage requirement.

This advancement of larger image size is overloading traditional storage systems and requires a new networked architecture for media applications.

An architecture that can deliver higher performance and better accessibility at lower cost, enabling a wave of new HD media applications from editing and distribution to content archiving, and on-demand and streaming applications.

The outpace.IO A Series storage array is designed to help media environments accelerate time to results with a highly scalable, yet easily manageable storage area network.

By leveraging the power of Ethernet, the outpace.IO A Series is able to eliminate the bottleneck associated with traditional network storage solutions.

The resulting performance benefits coupled with the ability to offer a scalable storage solution makes the outpace.IO A Series an ideal solution for multiple media applications.

outpace.IO storage deployed for video post-production is the first storage solution that is able to use SATA disks for higher resolution video formats.

By leveraging the scale-out power of Ethernet, we have engineered a solution that can auto-tier inbound random writes and then push this data to the SATA disk in a highly sequential manner, allowing faster performance from the outpace.IO A Series shelves.

This enables extremely fast performance and almost zero latency getting from the initiator to the actual raw disk.