Digital Media Storage for Storing Digital Media & Assets
Digital Media Storage covers a broad industry sector from recording the raw footage to Post Production which finally produces a film, advert, documentary etc. The demand to provide very high quality footage in the following formats 4K, 8K, 1080p, 360 and 3D all put a huge strain on the available storage resources through capacity, performance and resilience. Creating a 3D movie requires 2.5 times the disk storage than a conventional 2D movie needs.
The digital media storage we provide is based on
- RAID – Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS, NAS, Unified
- 4 bays through to 64 bay + expansion
- SAS / SATA / SSD
- 1TB – 10TB drive support
- TAPE – LTO
- LTO all versions
- LTFS – Linear Tape File System
- Drives / Autoloaders / Libraries
- OPTICAL – Blu-ray
- Standalone drives
- Network Attached Storage
Many of the systems are being deployed as primary, play out, tier 2 or backup storage for Avid, Final Cut Pro etc. The Digital Media Storage can be rack mounted starting from a simple 4 bay through to a 64+ bay RAID/MAID solution supporting up to 10TB disk drives. The RAID based Digital Media Storage can also provide redundant controller, drives, fans & PSU.
Digital Media Storage for Archiving
A number of companies keep their data on hard disks, firstly this is not an archive medium, secondly it’s prone to damage. Storing data in the cloud a good solution albeit expensive and costs can soon escalate. The mainstay of the film industry is to store archive footage on LTO tapes which now with LTO-7 hold 6.25TB natively. This is great but every few years you need to upgrade as the LTO format only allows reads up to 2 previous generations of LTO tape.
For more information on our Digital Storage Media Solutions we provide please call us on 01256 782030.