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www.inbroadcast.com | NAB Show 7-12 April 2018 | Product Preview

Any-K Video Storage: FutureProofing Post-Production Storage
Excelero NVMesh® is a software defined storage solution
designed to handle "any-K" media workflows...

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rom HD to 3D, 2K, 4K, 8K, HFR,
and UHDTV, the media and
entertainment industry is one of the
fastest evolving industries today with
the constant goal to offer viewers more
realistic and more impressive viewing
experiences.
However,
data
center
and
infrastructure
teams
at
postproduction houses are battling to
keep pace with the fast progression
from one resolution to the next.
The additional storage capacity
- and bandwidth - required by
post-production studios and artist
workstations using higher frame rates
and resolutions increases linearly:
doubling the frame rate from 30fps
to 60fps also doubles the storage
requirements. And enhancing the
resolution from 2K to 4K quadruples
the volume of data, as the number of
pixels doubles both horizontally and
vertically. When a studio switches

from 2K 30fps to 4K 60fps, that means
the post-production house needs to
be ready to store and stream eight
times as much data. That is, if the
studio did not invest in extra cameras,
more visual effects, HDR, color depth
and gamut... In order to be better
prepared for current and future
storage and streaming requirements,
media and entertainment IT teams
are exploring alternative storage
and network architectures. Major
studios and post-production houses
are choosing Excelero's NVMesh®
to provide editors' workstations
with access to high bandwidth

and low latency performance to
accommodate streaming editing and
reel presentation to any workstation at
any time.
Many of these media and
entertainment companies currently
rely on legacy infrastructures with a
Fiber Channel network and storage
arrays serving tens of workstations.
These legacy systems are too slow, do
not scale and can result in dropped
frames, impacting post-production
workflows and disrupting the viewer's
experience.
The main storage problem is that
the speed to ingest data to the

workstations from the Fiber Channel
storage arrays is just too slow and
does not scale. Another challenge
for media and entertainment postproduction workflows is to not drop
frames. Dropped frames impact the
technical quality of an asset. They
can cause on-screen motion, which
distracts the viewer from a seamless
viewing experience.
Excelero NVMesh is a software
defined storage solution designed
for any-K media workflows. It
provides workstations with access
to scalable bandwidth and low
latency performance for streaming,
editing and reel presentation to any
workstation at any time. NVMesh
enables workstations to be ready for
the future while the business enjoys a
hardware agnostic approach driving
down costs and enabling flexibility. A
studio found that with just (6x) servers
x86 servers powered by NVMe flash,
NVMesh enabled 4K streaming @
60fps to 55 workstations.
www.excelero.com

Facilis Unveils Latest Multi-User
Shared File Storage System
Facilis Technology is building on the success of significant new hub server
technology to benefit new and existing TerraBlock systems...

A

t NAB 2018, Facilis (Booth
SL7920), a leading international
supplier of cost-effective, high
performance shared storage solutions
for collaborative media production
networks, is introducing the latest
version of its award-winning multi-user
shared storage system.
Facilis Technology version 7.1, is now
shipping. In this new version, Facilis
has improved its popular Web Console
with more workflow and management
tools which include:
*	 Server Status tab with historical
per client and per volume bandwidth
tracking, as well as overall server load
monitoring;
*	 Changeable volume ownership
for
multi-server
environments
enables use of faster hardware when
sharing volumes from older storage
enclosures;
*	 Remote upgrades avoid installing
new software on each client, upgrade

all clients at once from the
server interface;
*	 New permissions tab
streamlines
access
to
information about user
account permissions;
*	 Preferred
Connection
Address enables selectable
routing of client connections
for increased bandwidth or
throttling.
In addition, optimizations in the
shared file system have resulted in
15-20% better speeds across each
connection method. Clients will now
load balance automatically across
any number of server uplinks, without
teaming or bonding connections. In
addition, Hub Server failover features
enables no single point of failure in
multi-server environments.
"At Facilis, we have a thriving
installed base of over 2000 facilities
worldwide, many of whom have been

New version 7.1
boosts speed

our customers for many years. We
recognize the importance of being
their trusted partner through the
long haul. We are very relevant to
our customer base, and we take that
role extremely seriously," said James
McKenna, VP at Facilis Technology.
"What visitors to our booth at NAB will
see is a range of products and systems
that are battle proven, offer incredible
operational capabilities and provide
best in class value for money. We are
looking forward to an exciting show

where we will bring some truly
exciting technology to market."
Founded
in
2003,
Massachusetts-based
Facilis
Technology, Inc. designs
and builds affordable, highcapacity, turnkey shared
storage and archiving solutions
for
collaborative
media
production networks in the film,
television, education and audiovisual
markets.
Its production-proven solutions
are fast and intuitive - making it
easier for creative professionals to
collaborate and work more efficiently.
Flexible, scalable and compatible with
industry-standard creative solutions,
Facilis' products blend seamlessly into
any studio environment - boutique,
mid-size or large - and have been
installed in more than 2000 facilities
worldwide.
www.facilis.com


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