Infortrend Incorporates DaVinci Resolve Project Server Into into Scale-out Shared Storage

Infortrend Technology has launched the highly scalable shared storage EonStor CS that supports popular NLE software, such as DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro to facilitate collaborative editing of 4K and above ultra-high resolution videos. EonStor CS supports over 100 GB/s performance and 100 PB capacity, making it an ideal storage solution for large-scale post-production studios with more than ten workstations.

In a traditional architecture, the database project server, which contains reels, edited files, and timeline, is deployed on a dedicated workstation and connects to other workstations in a peer-to-peer network for editors, colorists, and animators to work together on the same project. Any single point of failure, however, will pose a threat to the project. In light of this issue, Infortrend integrates DaVinci Resolve Project Server into the shared media storage and provides RAID protection to guarantee high data availability. The simplified network architecture also makes deployment and management easier for video professionals to focus more on content production.

Moreover, the shared media storage comes with user-friendly management software that is also designed to simplify the deployment. The EonOne software offers two accounts to separate different management roles. One account is for M&E User Administrator, who uses EonOne to set up user accounts and storage quota. The other account is for System Administrator, who is in charge of advanced configurations and maintenance.

In addition, Infortrend develops a client-based utility EonView, which is installed on Windows and macOS workstations to automatically detect the connected storage system and mount the assigned file folder according to the user credentials. This smart utility simplifies the complexities of storage system deployment and network setup, especially for video professionals who are not familiar with IT setting.

“Infortrend offers comprehensive storage solutions for today’s M&E, no matter the business scale. Besides its highly scalable performance and capacity for large workgroups to fulfill simultaneous workflows, CS supports high density 4U 60-bay form factor to deliver optimized size for massive data storage requirements. With the launch of CS, we aim to serve M&E customers with smarter, easier, and more flexible solutions,” said Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product Planning.

EonOne management Software:

  • Two accounts for different management purposes
  • M&E User Admin: user account, storage quota, and basic network settings
  • System Admin: advanced settings, data services, and system maintenance

EonView Client-based Utility:

  • Quick and easy connection to the storage
  • Project server event notification
  • User profile migration across workstations

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