DataDirect Networks has validated its S2A9900 storage appliance to support in real-time more than 30 Final Cut Pro workstations running uncompressed High Definition video.
The S2A9900 can reference 1.2 petabytes of storage capacity.The S2A9900 manages up to 1.2 petabytes of storage capacity, offering sustained throughput of up to 6 gigabytes per second for both writes and reads. An S2A cluster can deliver more than 100GB/sec of throughput for high-performance environments, according to the manufacturer.
The S2A system combines Serial ATA (SATA) storage with a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. You can use the system to manage up to 1,200 drives, with the ability to read and write at the same speed.
This story, "Storage Appliance Services Uncompressed FCP HD Workstations" was originally published by Macworld.