Cable Technology Feature Article
Globosat Meets Storage Demands by Deploying DataDirect Networks' Storage Technology
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
DataDirect Networks (DDN), the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments, said South American cable television programming provider Globosat has deployed its scalable media workflow technology to meet their growing storage demands.
The company announced that Globosat has selected DDN to power a full video editing, graphic design and archival suite for their Apple (News - Alert) Final Cut Pro based HD workflow after surveying the marketplace.
The company's storage arrays form the foundation for scalable, cost-effective file storage systems for today's digital, file-based media workflows. The S2A storage arrays also provide unparalleled performance combined with unique features designed to eliminate corrupt data or dropped-frames during play-out.
Built upon DDN's Silicon Storage Architecture (S2A) technology, the xSTREAMScaler File Storage system virtualizes the underlying storage infrastructure and provides a single, scalable storage space to applications. It is available in three models the S2A6620 for entry-level and mid-level environments, the S2A9700 for high-capacity environments and the S2A9900 for the highest- performance requirements.
DDN storage systems enable today's digital media workflows to capture and serve massive amounts of high-resolution digital and streaming content, provide shared, ultra-fast access to a common pool of data, and minimize data center footprint and storage costs for enormous archives. As the storage provider of choice for more than 400 digital media companies worldwide, DataDirect Networks claims to have a thorough understanding for the needs of digital media professionals and the ability to deploy the right-sized, turn-key solution for any media workflow.
Officials with Globosat said their company required storage that would enable them to scale to the changing needs of their business. When they moved all of their content to HD, they chose DataDirect Networks solutions 'cause of its proven ability to meet significantly evolving requirements. They had to grow efficiently but with extreme performance, great support, and maximum scalability for their FCP system. Going forward, DDN will enable Globosat to shift its tape archives to disk-based storage for greater reliability and faster restoring. The move to a tapeless architecture will also reduce content production schedules and cost by giving editors immediate access to archive content.
Paul Bloch, president of DataDirect Networks has said that they are thrilled to be a part of this project with Globosat as this is an excellent example of DDN's value proposition for the HD broadcast market. Their customers are able to capture and serve massive amounts of high-resolution digital and streaming content; provide shared, ultra-fast access to a common pool of data and minimize data center footprint and storage costs for their rapidly growing archives.
Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Alice Straight