InBroadcast - InShow Guide 2017 - 38
www.inbroadcast.com | IBC2017 InShow Guide | 15-19 September
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,
changing permissions and
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
don't usually know what exactly is in Connections per Session) users will enable users to modify (at any
the cache, and there is little control can combine several 1GbE, 10GbE, moment and in real time) the available
over the process.
40GbE connections for increased space a user can see and use for a
It makes sense then that the general performance.
given folder volume. When users
rule for storage manufactures would
By simply using two 1Gb/s Ethernet need extra space on a folder volume,
Heterogeneous DDP Cluster
be 'the bigger the cache, the better', cables between DDP and a client the quota size can be increased
Configuration With DDP OS V5
however this will add substantial cost, machine, users can double the usable temporarily and then set back to its
With the upcoming V5 OS, DDPs pushing up the price of the storage bandwidth. This means users can original value.
can be clustered so that when one server.
playback 10-bit HD Uncompressed
system fails, all data is still available.
For DDP, while this is possible, a video 160-180MB/s with no dropped Medeis MAM & PAM -
This technology enables all clients much better way is the "Pinned" frames. Other storage companies Supercharge Your Media
and applications to continue their method, where an operator selects need to use either 10GbE or Fibre
DDP is exclusive OEM partner of
operations without any interruption.
folders or Folder Volumes, where the Channel - making their system both Medeis - a UK-based company which
All clustered DDPs are able to files which will be cached are located. more expensive to purchase and more will enable users to view, tag, search
act as a substitute for the one that Next, data from HDDs is copied complicated for the user to operate.
and share media with all industry
failed, ensuring that important data internally (around 700-800MB/s or
standard video applications. Creating
is still available. As data replication even more) and it stays there until Bandwidth Control
proxies can be done on the fly and all
is carried on in background, all this is deleted.
The DDP offers bandwidth control process from ingest to playout can
transparent for the client.
on the iSCSI block IO level. This means be fully automated with additional
The Task Management interface lets Load Balancing
that settings can be altered by the Medeis modules.
users specify priority and choose data
The upcoming V5 allows multiple user so that the bandwidth limits
All DDPs integrate ARCHIWARE P5
location among multiple DDPs, giving DDPs on the same network to stream are subject to negotiation between which is a complete software solution
control over where files are stored and (and I/O) data in parallel, controlled the target and the source. This way, for data backup, synchronisation and
ensuring high/full availability.
by one master DDP which holds the upload and download bandwidth can archiving. The standalone and scalable
Not only will this technology provide metadata. The master DDP tells all be adjusted without any loss of TCP/ DDP series come with a free license
advanced data availability by
IP frames. Both upload and of P5 Backup for professional grade
using two identical DDPs, it will
download bandwidth can be set Backup to LTO tapes. LTO tapes are
also double the throughput as
independently on each desktop; the chosen technology used by large
clients are accessing them both
giving the user, the reassurance corporations, banks and broadcasters.
P5 allows users to backup data to
in parallel. Combining different
of having complete control.
LTO tapes using a single tape drive.
DDP models is also possible
An unlimited number of tapes can be
and the throughput will keep
increasing as your DDP cluster
For folder-based Access Rights written and P5 Backup keeps track of
permissions, the Workflow all tapes and files written.
Manager has all the required
Access Right management tools.
All editors can simultaneously
Everything - from the
Award winning shared storage systems
work with the same media and DDP dedicated to meet the most demanding usage
creation of users and groups