IBC 2016: Western Digital Corporation, Scale Logic deliver petabyte-scale solution to store, access, and manage content

Helping the world harness the power of data in media workflows, Western Digital Corporation and Scale Logic will showcase their HyperFS enterprise file management solution and the HGST Active Archive System, creating a high-performance file share with active archiving capabilities. The workflow solution delivers petabyte scale for long-term data protection, easy data management, minimal and non-disruptive maintenance, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

UntitledScale Logic and HGST will be at IBC, RAI Amsterdam, Hall 7, Booth H39, September 9-13. Supporting video and film post-production, and video content creation workflows, Scale Logic easily runs media asset management (MAM) software, as well as transcode, ingest and manage object storage archive from the HGST system. Workflow demonstrations will also include other software and application providers as interoperability is key in the media and entertainment market.

Key Benefits of the workflow being demonstrated are

  • High-performance file access, supporting heterogeneous operating system environments
  • IP workflows that deliver 4K and Ultra HD (UHD) content efficiently and uninterrupted
  • Scale-out architecture for media workloads that meet today’s petascale requirements, and for tomorrow’s exascale growth
  • Reduced TCO using Scale Logic’s storage and server platforms and HGST Active Archive
  • Significant storage cost savings using policy-based tiered storage
  • High levels of data security and data preservation
  • Optional mirroring and replication for archive disaster protection

“Media and entertainment is at the forefront of storage technology where big data capacities, high-bandwidth performance and low latency demands must deliver video for both monetization and for data analytics,” says Bob Herzan, president and CEO at Scale Logic. “Scale Logic allows users to easily migrate content from a SAN or NAS to the HGST Active Archive System, freeing up primary storage while protecting data that is at rest or is no longer active.”

HyperFS is a scalable, high-availability, global file system supporting both block and file based protocols simultaneously to deliver high-bandwidth SAN and dynamic Scale-Out NAS functionality. Together, with the object storage-based HGST Active Archive System, the combined solution offers petabyte-scale capacity, so there’s no need to destroy valuable video, images or content in order to make room for new digital assets.

Through policy-based tiered storage, organizations can tackle data growth and ensure that necessary data is not lost, and is easily accessible. Older and less frequently used files remain accessible, but are archived away on the HGST Active Archive System so critical performance-oriented infrastructure can focus on important applications while concurrently eliminating performance bottlenecks.

“The HGST Active Archive System provides breakthrough scalability, fast data access and industry-leading TCO, making it an ideal content repository for media asset workflows and content delivery,” says Dave Tang, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center Systems Business Unit at Western Digital. “Ongoing advances in video resolution and the need to make digital assets readily available over long periods of time require new solutions to address the increasing of volume, value and longevity of content. With Scale Logic and the HGST Active Archive System, users can access the content they need, when they need it throughout post-production, monetization and re-monetization cycles.”

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