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SAN Solutions ArtiSAN Metadata Controller Servers As Ideal Xserve Replacement

SAN Solutions, a leading manufacturer and integrator of high-performance storage and application solutions for media infrastructures, has announced that its signature ArtiSAN Metadata Controller (MDC) is a cost-effective, proven alternative to the recently discontinued Apple Xserve enterprise metadata controller platform.
The ArtiSAN MDC allows broadcast and post-production facilities to centralise existing storage volumes and bring together all content into a shared environment, affording quick and easy access to media files.
Harry Aine, President of SAN Solutions, said: "Designed specifically for the fierce demands of media environments, the ArtiSAN MDC features ultra reliable SSD system disks, Lights Out Management, redundant power supplies and utilises the Red Hat Enterprise Level operating system. These enterprise-class features make the ArtiSAN MDC ideal for managing true cross-platform shared storage workgroups including Apple Xsan installations."
KTVU, a Cox broadcast station in California's Bay Area, has deployed the ArtiSAN MDC to create their shared file system infrastructure for the facility's mission critical archive. The next phase will enable the facility to bring both the KTVU editing and design departments into the centralised storage environment.
Lee Macpherson, Director of Engineering at KTVU, said: "The ArtiSAN Metadata Controller has allowed us to bring everything into one centralised location, supporting various production activities such as archive retrieval and multiserver management.
"Eventually, the ArtiSAN MDC will manage all of our HD editing and high-resolution graphic design material - from our Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro workstations - giving us quick and reliable access to content as needed, while also providing long-term protection of our media assets."
The ArtiSAN MDC is a member of the ArtiSAN Application Platform, a family of products developed by SAN Solutions that enable and optimise file-based workflows. SAN Solutions also offers comprehensive Professional Services to help operations incorporate their new ArtiSAN MDC platform into existing Xsan environments.
These services include MDC conversion using existing storage infrastructure, integration of additional storage infrastructure, data migration capability (including temporary storage), storage sub-system performance optimisation, hands-on training for end-users, and continued site support post-implementation.
The SAN Solutions ArtiSAN Metadata Controller (MDC) will be on display at the 2011 NAB show at Stand: SU3725.
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