Stand SL13413, NAB 2012
Accusys is introducing its precision ExaSAN A12S2-PS storage system, a dedicated RAID solution based on high-speed PCI Express 2.0 that fulfills all broadcast and post production film/video editing requirements, the ExaSAN A12S2 provides a range of storage capacities for the media and entertainment industry. “Built from the ground up” and in-house by Accusys, the ExaSAN A12S2-PS is specifically designed to be the easiest method to enjoy high-speed data access for single video/film editing workstations assuring full-time availability, flexible scalability, all within a convenient small framework without the complexity or cost of conventional fiber channel.
“There were several concerns expressed by customers about the type of storage system they wanted to provide. They wanted a storage solution that had the perfect mix of suitability, stability, and expandability, but not give them any more or less than what they truly require for their workflows initially, thereby keeping within budget.”
The ExaSAN A12S2-PS, the newest member of the ExaSAN family, offers high performance, availability and scalability. It features PCI Express 2.0 technology capable of reaching read speeds of up to 1200MB/s with only twelve drives and can easily perform on multiple HD, 2K and 4K DPX video formats, even dual stream stereoscopic 3D editing workflows. The ExaSAN A12S2-PS is a 2U12Bay disk array system designed for all Color Grading, Stereoscopic 3D, Mlti-Layer Clip Editing, and Visual Effects, as well as supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 0+1, high speed 6Gb SAS drives, and high capacity SATA II drives. The Single port RAID controller of the ExaSAN A12S2-P2 combined with 12 drives can provide 20Gb bandwidth with its unique Performance Optimization feature.
General manager of Accusys, Huang Susyan said: “Our customers discovered what they were looking for in the ExaSAN A12S2-PS storage solution with its steady and reliable systems as well as seamless integration, data flows and reduced downtimes. The ExaSAN A12S2-PS easily upgrades via Accusys JBOD scalability and shared SAN storage system expansion. Combined with Accusys low latency high-speed PCIe 2.0 throughput, Performance Equalization, DLP technology, our customers have a powerful and unbeatable system.”
The A12S2-PS is a powerful video editing storage system foundation ready for the most time sensitive broadcast and post production single and multiple workstation infrastructures with improved cost-savings as well as collaborative and timely workflows, The Accusys ExaSAN A12S2-PS has scalable RAID systems with doubled-up bandwidth and up to 40Gb and 66TB in a professional QSFP Dual Port HBA package. It also has JBOD scalability for up to 264TB and shared SAN storage systems solutions for up to eight workstations to match evolving workflows, the ExaSAN A12S2-PS is truly “ready, willing, and able” to handle the most demanding multiple resolution data streams and large data file workflows in all professional video editing broadcast and post-production environments.