CacheIO, the Flash storage technology company, has teamed with Quantum, provider of StorNext shared file system software, and MTI Film, a Hollywood-based postproduction services provider and software developer. This alliance will demonstrate its joint system for uncompressed 4K streaming at the Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat taking place Monday through Friday. The HPA demo will highlight the capabilities of MTI Film’s new dailies workflow, Cortex::Control Dailies.
“With the advent of 4K television, the requirement for multiple 4K streams will be vital to any successful workflow we deploy,” said Larry Chernoff, MTI Film CEO. “In relation to our current restoration services, this kind of bandwidth is essential right now.”
CacheIO 2RU Flash Array provides more than 40TB of usable SSD storage and blazing bandwidth of over 140Gbps, enabling real-time streaming of up to nine concurrent uncompressed 4K streams, with no performance loss due to the fragmentation suffered by traditional hard disk-based systems. Its 2RU platform incorporates 18 x 8Gbps FibreChannel ports which can be shared by tens of media production workstations under the management of Quantum’s shared file system, StorNext. In addition to the standalone SSD storage array, a caching model as a front end to existing hard-disk storage will be available from CacheIO following NAB.
In addition to concurrent file sharing across multiple workstations, StorNext load balances traffic across all 18 x 8Gbps FibreChannel ports on CacheIO Flash Array so its 140Gbps bandwidth can be maximally utilized by all applications with no performance hot spot. StorNext also allows CacheIO to scale out performance and capacity across multiple storage arrays.