In Broadcast - NAB SHOW 2017 - 50
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Unleash the Power of
Dynamic Drive Pool
Dynamic Drive Pool by Ardis Technologies provides a set of powerful
tools to manage high-performance storage systems...
DDP - Dynamic Drive Pool is a
multi-award-winning shared storage
system. It is available with SSD
caching, load balancing and automatic
data redistribution as well as a range
of additional advantages including
linear bandwidth scaling, mirroring
and single namespace.
It all comes from one box, on one
Ethernet network. Simple. An IP-SAN
based solution allowing full project
and file level based sharing, it uses
almost 100% of the available Ethernet
DDP is a simple and effective (not to
mention affordable) storage solution
dedicated to meeting the demands
of film, video and audio users. It
allows full project and file level based
sharing yet it uses almost 100% of
the available Ethernet bandwidth.
DDP is packed with most innovative
technologies available for postproduction and broadcast.
on the same projects, freely
sharing materials and ideas
with no time-consuming setup needed. This underlying
technology is invisible so the
creative editors, directors and
producers can just concentrate
on their work. Avid Media
Composer bin locking is also
supported thanks to the DDP's
Avid FS emulation and works in
the same way it would on Avid
with passwords, to the assignment
of specific DDP volumes for each of
them and the assignment of specific
permissions for (sub)folders - can be
set up and configured exactly how
users want them to work. Access
Rights can be set for each folder for
Read, Write, and Delete, with every
possible combination (Read-only,
Read/Write, Read/Write No Delete,
Write Only (Drop Box) and No Access).
Special rights such as extending
the DDP volumes capacity,
making DDP volumes available
can also be specified so users
are in complete control.
With DDP, it is possible to
assign volume properties to
any folder or subfolder. With
Folder Volumes, there is one
namespace with any number
DDP's comprehensive Task Management interface
of roots, solving a common
desktops connected to the network problem when editing applications.
The most common method of SSD where to write or read the data to and Other advantages include no need to
caching currently used is when the from.
move data across DDP volumes.
cache is filled on demand, with the
least used data being pushed out. This Multiple Connections Per Session
"On Demand Caching" means that we
With the DDP MCS (Multiple
This is a very useful function as it will
don't usually know what exactly is in Connections per Session) users enable users to modify (at any moment
the cache, and there is little control can combine several 1GbE, 10GbE, and in real time) the available space a
over the process.
40GbE connections for increased user can see and use for a given folder
It makes sense then that the general performance.
volume. When users need extra space
rule for storage manufactures would
By simply using two 1Gb/s Ethernet on a folder volume, the quota size can
Heterogeneous DDP Cluster
be 'the bigger the cache, the better', cables between DDP and a client be increased temporarily and then set
Configuration With DDP OS V5
however this will add substantial cost, machine, users can double the usable back to its original value.
With the upcoming V5 OS, DDPs pushing up the price of the storage bandwidth. This means users can
can be clustered so that when one server.
playback 10-bit HD Uncompressed Medeis MAM & PAM -
system fails, all data is still available.
For DDP, while this is possible, a video 160-180MB/s with no dropped Supercharge Your Media
This technology enables all clients much better way is the "Pinned" frames. Other storage companies
DDP is exclusive OEM partner of
and applications to continue their method, where an operator selects need to use either 10GbE or Fibre Medeis - a UK-based company which
operations without any interruption.
folders or Folder Volumes, where the Channel - making their system both will enable users to view, tag, search
All clustered DDPs are able to files which will be cached are located. more expensive to purchase and more and share media with all industry
act as a substitute for the one that Next, data from HDDs is copied complicated for the user to operate.
standard video applications. Creating
failed, ensuring that important data internally (around 700-800MB/s or
proxies can be done on the fly and all
is still available. As data replication even more) and it stays there until Bandwidth Control
process from ingest to playout can be
is carried on in background, all this is deleted.
The DDP offers bandwidth control fully automated with additional Medeis
transparent for the client.
on the iSCSI block IO level. This means modules.
The Task Management interface lets Load Balancing
that settings can be altered by the
All DDPs integrate ARCHIWARE P5
users specify priority and choose data
The upcoming V5 allows multiple user so that the bandwidth limits which is a complete software solution
location among multiple DDPs, giving DDPs on the same network to stream are subject to negotiation between for data backup, synchronisation and
control over where files are stored and (and I/O) data in parallel, controlled the target and the source. This way, archiving. The standalone and scalable
ensuring high/full availability.
by one master DDP which holds the upload and download bandwidth can DDP series come with a free license
Not only will this technology provide metadata. The master DDP tells all be adjusted without any loss of TCP/ of P5 Backup for professional grade
advanced data availability by
IP frames. Both upload and Backup to LTO tapes. LTO tapes are
using two identical DDPs, it will
download bandwidth can be set the chosen technology used by large
also double the throughput as
independently on each desktop; corporations, banks and broadcasters.
clients are accessing them both
giving the user, the reassurance P5 allows users to backup data to
LTO tapes using a single tape drive.
in parallel. Combining different
of having complete control.
An unlimited number of tapes can be
DDP models is also possible
written and P5 Backup keeps track of
and the throughput will keep
increasing as your DDP cluster
For folder-based Access Rights all tapes and files written.
Manager has all the required
Access Right management tools.
All editors can simultaneously
Award winning shared storage systems
work with the same media and DDP dedicated to meet the most demanding usage
creation of users and groups