Scale Logic Presents Genesis HyperMDC for Guaranteed, Storage-Centric Metadata Reliability

Scale Logic Inc. (SLI; Booth SL242) is featuring the Genesis HyperMDC, a new high-performance metadata cluster supporting the HyperFS file system. The HyperMDC is intended to make implementation and administration of HyperFS easy and painless.

Genesis HyperMDC features a purpose-built scale-out NAS and SAN metadata controller with additional storage options and/or open-architecture platform support. It is suitable for media and entertainment workflows in postproduction, sports broadcast, visual effects, and other specialized areas.

Two configurations are offered: the 100S and the 200D. As a metadata controller, the 100S allows for high performance while allowing users to make their own storage choices. The 200D takes the performance of the 100S and adds high availability, with fully redundant, low-latency, metadata leveraging, dual-controller RAID and bonded network and fabric.

“The Genesis HyperMDC is the culmination of over two decades of building advanced, high-performance servers for various media-intense environments, including shared file systems,” says Scale Logic CTO Daryl Heinis, “The HyperMDC demonstrates a genuine focus on making the implementation, installation, and support of the HyperFS system easy and efficient for editors, producers, and support personnel, without sacrificing high-performance, high-availability, or an attractive price point.”

Chuck Buelow, VP, business development, eMAM, described his team’s recent work with the Genesis HyperMDC: “We recently worked with SLI’s application-engineering team to qualify a very specific customer requirement that included Scale Logic’s HyperMDC, MXF server, and SGL archive management, as well as Empress media-asset manager. Scale Logic gives ISV partners the ability to test real-word configurations prior to deployment and ensures a better overall customer experience”

Empress has engaged with the Scale Logic team for years. Its ability to utilize SLI’s interoperability lab allows them the freedom they need to qualify not only their storage and networking solutions but the interactions of the entire deployment with an incredible number of the industry’s creative applications.

“Hitachi Data Systems has partnered with Scale Logic for over three years now,” said Dr. Jay Yogeshwar, director, WW Media, Broadcast, and Entertainment, Hitachi Data Systems. “Together, we have successfully deployed shared storage solutions worldwide. The seamless integration of Scale Logic’s HyperFS file system and its metadata controller-cluster appliance, HyperMDC, with Hitachi Storage and Compute platforms will allow Hitachi to replicate this success at other large media postproduction facilities.”

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