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April 01, 2013

CacheIO Collaborates with Digital Vision for Enhanced 4K Workflows at NAB

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

CacheIO and Digital Vision have joined forces at NAB to demonstrate improved workflows with the CacheIO 2RU Flash Array drawing on the 140Gbps bandwidth of the CacheIO appliance to provide concurrent 4K playback.

The FA140 is a storage appliance with over 20TB of SSD storage and intense bandwidth of over 140Gbps, enabling real-time streaming of up to 9 concurrent uncompressed 4K streams, with no compromise on performance, which may occur through the fragmentation suffered by traditional hard disk-based systems.

FA140 is designed from ground up to deliver the 140Gbps horse power from a compact 2RU platform. The platform is powered by the fastest and widest interconnect on the planet between application and storage – 18x 8G FibreChannel links and 48x 6G SAS (News - Alert) links, one for each SSD device. FA140 also boasts the world’s highest SSD density at 48x SSDs in 2RU and scales storage capacity from 3TB to 48TB while consuming only 400W of power and generating very little noise, according to the company.

In addition, FA140 can also be plugged into an existing media production environment to provide high performance processing for online content. There is no need to replace the existing file system or existing storage arrays. Files can be automatically cached on FA140, go through the collaborative workflow, and then written back to the existing near-line storage, all automated by CacheIO’s intelligent cacheing software.

In collaboration with Digital Vision, CacheIO will bring its range of its technology solutions to NAB 2013. Digital Vision will also exhibit its Nucoda 2013 colour grading product line which features many new tools and enhancements, and the latest version of Phoenix restoration software.

Founded in 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden, Digital Vision has offices in London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and Linkoping in Sweden.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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