SUNNYVALE, CA — At the 2015 NAB Show, NetApp (www.netapp.com) is showcasing its latest storage innovations for the media industry, including its E-Series of high-performance SAN storage, engineered for extreme video bandwidth and maximum storage capacity per rack unit.
According to the company, NetApp E-series is intended for large broadcast production workgroups, huge content repositories, and boutique 4K facilities, where no dropped frames can be tolerate. Dynamic disk pools dramatically reduce disk rebuild time, improve performance during rebuilds, and eliminate the need for hot or cold spares. Use of flash in hybrid arrays optimizes support for ancillary transcoding and rendering workflows.
NetApp is also featuring its clustered Data ONTAP operating system running on the company's new FAS8000 Series of enterprise storage systems, which improves video bandwidth and provides always-on operations for local broadcast news operations, advertising sales, animation and VFX rendering, and high-speed transcoding for digital platforms. Data ONTAP can enable data mobility between private and public clouds, and its disaster recovery software can improve overall data management strategies.
In addition, the company is demonstrating its new StorageGRID Webscale (appliance or software-defined) object storage solution for managing media repositories across time and space. StorageGRID Webscale is a next-generation solution for multipetabyte distributed content repositories. It provides erasure coding or, alternatively, automatic file copies to remote locations depending on the value of the media and the needs of the workflow. Additional features include self-healing data protection and tiering to either cloud or tape.