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10/05/2017

New EditShare Single-Node XStream EFS 200 And 300 Series Opens Doors

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The solution delivers more affordable, high-performance, scale-out storage options for small to mid-size productions.

Until today, the only option for media facilities wishing to take advantage of the performance, fault-tolerance and ease of management of a scale-out storage solution was to purchase a storage cluster consisting of three storage nodes and at least one metadata controller. While an excellent solution for larger media enterprises, the on-average 96TB capacity of the smallest three-node cluster available was often beyond the requirements and financial means of the thousands of smaller productions and media shops. To better address the requirements of smaller productions, EditShare has developed the single-node EFS storage system models – the XStream EFS 200 and 300.

"Developing an easy-to-manage, high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable shared storage platform that scales out to meet the capacity and bandwidth needs of a typical media enterprise isn't an easy task. Perhaps even more difficult is the task of developing one that also scales in to meet the needs of small or emerging video companies," comments Bill Thompson, EditShare storage product manager. "Our new XStream EFS 200 and EFS 300 are a great option for the thousands of smaller companies where a multi-node cluster is simply an overkill for their needs."

These new products are based on the XStream EFS platform and provide dynamic performance and impressive fault-tolerance while streamlining administrative tasks and providing a plug-and-play upgrade path. The XStream EFS platform is designed from the ground up to support workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond. Whether a one-node or multi-node system, every XStream EFS model can easily be expanded to increase capacity and bandwidth. For ease of use and administration, all Xstream EFS systems present a single namespace, regardless of the system size. And unlike many SAN storage solutions, the performance of XStream EFS does not decrease as storage use increases. Its continual optimal performance and outstanding reliability are backed by RAID 6 technology.

Single Node, All-in-One Introductory Bundle
For a limited time, EditShare is including a free All-in-One upgrade with the first Single Node EFS 200 or 300 series system purchased at any site*. The EditShare All-in-One kit includes the extra RAM needed to run Flow, Ark and EFS Metadata functions all in one box, plus Flow and Ark software.
*Program limits one All-in-One bundle server purchase per facility.

XStream EFS 200 Configuration
The XStream EFS 200 is a single-node configuration with 12 enterprise-grade HDDs offering 24, 48, 64, 96 or 128 TB of raw storage capacity in a 2U space-saving form factor. The XStream EFS 200 is “EFS Native Client” compatible. Client workstations connect via a lightning-fast, multi-threaded client to achieve a performance boost of 20% or more compared to legacy SMB and AFP network protocols. In addition to media management capabilities such as advanced project sharing, the XStream EFS 200 ships with five Flow production asset management licenses and an Ark archiving application. For a full description of the XStream EFS 200 model, please visit www.editshare.com/products/xstream-efs-200.

XStream EFS 300 Configuration
For customers who need greater capacity and lower cost per TB (usable) than is available with XStream EFS 200, they can step into the XStream EFS 300. Equipped with 16 drives, the XStream EFS provides 28, 56, 84, 112 or 140 TB of usable capacity in a 3U chassis. Along with increased capacity, the EFS 300 has additional processor power delivering increased bandwidth capability and stream counts. Like the EFS 200 series, the EFS 300 is “EFS Native Client” compatible and benefits from a performance boost of 20% or more compared to legacy SMB and AFP network protocols. In addition to media management capabilities such as advanced project sharing, the XStream EFS 300 ships with 10 Flow production asset management licenses and an Ark archiving application. For a full description of the XStream EFS 300 model, please visit www.editshare.com/products/xstream-efs-300.

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