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DDP Will Change Everything
DDP V3 is a free upgrade for all existing and new DDP users and is highly
recommended - everyone interested in shared storage should take a closer look...

D

DP - Dynamic Drive Pool (see
DDP at IBC2014 on stand
7.H15) - is an Ethernet-based
SAN shared storage, which offers
unparalleled
performance,
is
easy to use and with a redefined
Workflow Manager is not just a
shared storage but a real solution
for even the most complex video
and audio workflows.
IBC2014, the home ground of
Ardis Technologies (the makers of
DDP), saw the new release of DDP
OS V3 boasting many advanced
features unseen anywhere else...
The DDP shared storage solution
has been shortlisted in the Storage
category as a "Finalist for the IABM
Design & Innovation Awards 2014".

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Web GUI
DDP has gained a Web-based GUI
revamped for ease of use. New to
the GUI are functions such as Folder
Volumes, AVFS2NAS, Archiware P5
backup, Nagios integration, UPS
manager, direct link to Raid Card
and many others.
Built-in notifications appear on the
left panel for events such as drive
failure, volume check, and progress
of backups. Uniquely, DDP has a
built in algorithm that can analyse
and recognise the type of video
stream allowing the operator to see
how many streams of each video
type are currently running.
Workflow Manager
With the release of the new
Workflow Manager, DDP features
another innovation.
From within the DDP software you
can create lists of Users and Groups
of Users. However, permissions
can be assigned on a Desktop
level too. From here you can then
assign users and groups to folder
hierarchies within drives.
The folder permissions assignable
are read/write, drop box, read

only and read/write with no delete.
Crucially,
Workflow
Manager
functions equally well in a
heterogeneous Windows, Mac &
Linux environment.
The Workflow Manager was
developed for audio and video with
the non-IT user in mind. There is no
need for a complex Open Directory
or Active Directory server and the
technical overheads that go with it.
However, DDP V3 fully supports
LDAP and AD/OD services. With
this new functionality it will enable
enhanced workflow additions for
applications like Pro Tools, Final
Cut Pro, FCPX, Media Composer,
Premiere, Prunus, Edius, Firlight,
Vegas, Softron and many others.
Managing the workflow is important
for every organisation and with
Workflow
Manager
it's
also
very easy.
AVFS2NAS Module
When someone says - SAN, the first
thing that comes to mind is speed.
And DDP is even faster than Fibre
Channel systems. DDP can use
MCS (Multiple Connections per
Session) its own technology to pair
multiple 1GbE or 10GbE Ethernet
lines.
Also as AVFS drivers are installed
DDP controls Desktops with
Bandwidth Limit to provide QoS
- Quality of Service. However in
large organisations not everyone
needs fast access and sometimes
administrators like to use NAS
storage without installing any
software to client machines.
Now with the DDP own AVFS2NAS
module, you can use DDP volumes
as NAS with no need for any
software installation. What's more,
you can create users and assign
permissions and utilise Workflow
Manager for folder access rights.
So, DDP can work equally well as
SAN and/or NAS.

DDP24D provides Ethernet-Based SAN storage.

DDP web GUI with Connection view.

Folder Volumes
This clever engineering deserves
special attention.
In a shared storage environment
there are usually multiple volumes,
which are connected to different
workstations
(variously
called
drives, LUNS, media spaces,
workspaces).
This is because not everyone
should have access to all the
media files at the same volume.
The disadvantage of this method
is that if you want to give the same
media to another user, you will
need to move files/media between
the volumes, and this means you
will start copying the data which
takes extra space, extra time,
and reduces your overall storage
bandwidth. Also if you work with
MAM or backup solutions, such
as Archiware P5, it is much more
difficult to manage these processes
across multiple volumes.
Folder Volumes resolves this
issue. Folder Volumes are your
folders/directories within the same
DDP Volume and when connected
to a PC, Mac or Linux workstation,
they are seen at a root level.
This means you can have one
DDP Volume (one Namespace) and
any number of roots.
The advantage of this is: no more
copying, no extra bandwidth usage;
and the administrator for MAM
or backup applications needs to
manage only one DDP Volume.
Because all Folder Volumes are
part of the same DDP Volume,
users have all capacity of the DDP.
Capacity per user can be managed
by quota, so for example if one user
is close to exceeding his quota of
say 2TB, even during the ingest,
the administrator of the DDP can
extend that quota on the fly.

Archiware Backup
Every DDP comes with Archiware
P5 pre-installed and the license for
P5 Backup is included with the DDP
hardware.
Every installation gains immediate
professional grade backup to LTO
tape. Tapes can easily be stored
off-site for the highest security
requirement and disaster recovery.
Included P5 Backup license allows
for backup to LTO tapes using a
single tape drive but license may be
extended for use with tape libraries,
synchronisation or archive modules.
An unlimited number of tapes can
be written and P5 Backup keeps
track of all tapes and files written.
The P5 Backup catalogue can be
searched and browsed using a web
browser. To connect the LTO tape
drive to the DDP a SAS card needs
to be in the DDP.
DDP can be ordered with the SAS
card installed or the card can be
ordered later and retrofitted. Data
can be transferred between the
DDP and LTO with a speed of up to
160 MB/s.
Additionally, P5 Archive for
migrating media offline can be
activated simply by extending the
license, with no further installation
necessary.
P5 Synchronize is also available
as extension for cloning DDP
volumes for data availability.
Please visit the DDP stand or
www.ddp-asia.com
for
more
information.


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