AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
a technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets.
Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond.
EditShare EFS feature highlights include:
- High-performance, low-latency storage
- Scales to many petabytes and hundreds of millions of files
- Accelerates media workflows – ingest, collaborative editing and playout
- Ready for uncompressed 2K, 4K and beyond
- “Single Namespace” File System expands as storage is added
- No downtime during expansion
- Automatic rebalancing of data when new nodes are added
- Multiple levels of redundancy provide highest levels of data protection
- Forward-thinking architecture maximizes usable storage
XStream EFS is based on 16-drive storage nodes, each with their own motherboard, CPU and hardware RAID-6 configuration. Every individual node has read/write performance that can exceed 2GB/sec, as well as redundancy that can survive the loss of any two drives. Each XStream EFS systems start with a minimum of four nodes, connected by 10-Gigabit or 40-Gigabit Ethernet. Whenever a file is written to an XStream EFS system, pieces of the data – along with a second level of redundancy information – are spread across multiple nodes in such a way that users get the combined speed of the nodes, plus extra security that will protect files.
Expanding an XStream EFS system is as simple as adding a new node and clicking a few buttons. In the background, pieces of data are immediately redistributed until each node has roughly the same amount of free space.