EditShare unleashes XStream EFS SSD at NAB 2016

EditShare (SL9716) XStream EFS SSD shared storage is built for all facilities facing the challenge of transitioning to 4K content creation, collaboration and delivery. Based on the proven high-performance EditShare File System (EFS), XStream EFS SSD is specifically engineered for bandwidth hungry formats such as uncompressed DPX, DNxHR 444 and ProRes 4444, the mainstay of 4K and Ultra HD post-production, Digital Intermediate (DI), VFX and Finishing projects. It combines Solid State Drives (SSD) with a new architecture to create a flexible platform that scales from a budget-friendly 8TB all the way to 5PB+.

Designed to live alongside an existing spinning disk infrastructure and making the migration to high-bandwidth 4K/UHD cost efficient and seamless, XStream EFS-SSD is available in 8TB, 16TB and 24TB chassis configurations that can be upgraded to multi-node clusters at any time. Equipped with either 40GbE or 10GbE LAN technology, XStream EFS SSD can be the basis of a dedicated UHD production environment, or it can be integrated with an existing 10G or 40G production infrastructure. All configurations deliver an easy-to-manage single global namespace and Native Client connections that offer vastly improved performance and availability when compared to SMB and AFP network protocols. And like HDD-based EFS solutions, XStream EFS SSD supports high-availability system configurations that protect media data and metadata from potential hardware disruptions.

XStream EFS SSD eases the migration to collaborative 4K/UHD ready workflows