Data Storage

Digital Storage for Storing Digital Media & Assets

We provide Digital Media Storage for recording raw footage for Post Production this 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 requiring massive scale capabilities, 500-1,000MB/s+ performance and highly reliable and resilient. Creating a 3D movie requires 2.5 times the disk storage that a conventional 2D movie needs.

Digital Media Storage
The types of digital storage we provide is based on below:

  • All Flash or Hybrid Storage
    • NVMe, SSD, HDD
    • Fibre Channel
    • iSCSI
  • RAID - Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAS, NAS, Unified
    • 4 bays through to 64 bay + expansion
    • SAS / SATA / SSD
    • 1TB - 14TB drive support
  • Object Storage
    • Infinitely scalable storage
    • NFS/CIFS/AWS
    • Scale for performance and capacity
  • HCI – Hyper-converged infrastructure
    • Massively scalable capacity and performance
    • NFS/CIFS/iSCSI/Cloud
    • Highly reliable
  • TAPE - LTO
    • LTO all versions, including LTO-8
    • LTFS - Linear Tape File System
    • Drives / Autoloaders / Libraries
  • OPTICAL - Blu-ray
    • Standalone drives
    • Jukeboxes
    • Network Attached Storage
  • JBOD - Just a bunch of disks
    • 12 bay - 84 bay SAS/SATA, HDD, SSD support

Many of these systems are being deployed as primary, play out, tier 2 or backup storage for Avid, Final Cut Pro etc. The storage can be rack mounted starting from a simple 4 bay through to a 64+ bay RAID/MAID solution supporting up to 14TB disk drives. The RAID based Digital Media Storage also provides redundant SAS or Fibre Channel controllers, drives, fans & PSU.

Compatible Avid Shared Storage

We are now able to provide fully compatible Avid Shared Storage click here for details.

Digital Media Storage for Archiving

Many 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-8 hold 12TB natively.  This is great but every few years you need to upgrade to 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 331614.

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