NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Scale Logic Enhances Genesis Platforms, Maximizes ROI With Media Storage Services

Scale Logic (booth SL5324) will showcase its continued innovation in ecosystem-optimized, scalable storage, giving attendees a look at key enhancements to their robust and reliable workflow appliances and tools. Featured will be its Genesis series storage and networking platform, recently enhanced with more lab-validated certifications for facilities of all sizes, including tier-one configurations with NetApp, HDS and HGST. In addition, Scale Logic will unveil customized extended warranty programs designed to replace or extend support more than 100 storage systems and networking components. These programs allow customers the time they need to plan their refresh and maximize ROI of their current infrastructure.

Scale Logic brings the industry a more consultative approach to building and supporting digital infrastructures offering customers greater flexibility over storage options across the entire facility, enabling network efficiency and productivity for media workflows, and supporting existing hardware with services that range from post warranty support to data migration, data and disk erasure and e-cycling of retired hardware.

“Growth in storage for the sports and entertainment markets continues to be on the rise, as content acquisition can come from many sources,” says Bob Herzan, President, Scale Logic. “With so many workflows and so many storage options, customers need a more consultative approach from their solution partners. Our industry expertise, global reach and diverse ecosystem solution set, will provide the information and guidance needed to review solutions around SAN, NAS, Clustered NAS,Scale-Out NAS and object storage, for primary and secondary storage requirements, including archive strategies both on and off premise.”

Genesis Unlimited: SAN and NAS Storage Application Platform
Genesis Unlimited is a cost-effective, media-centric SAN and NAS appliance that eliminates questions about scalability, eliminates questions about data reliability, eliminates questions about capacity growth, eliminates questions about M&E application compatibility, eliminates questions about performance growth, and eliminates questions about connectivity and protocols at a given facility.

Genesis Unlimited provides simple, straightforward integration into applications like AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more than 100 other content creation, manipulation, and distribution applications. Genesis Unlimited is ideal for smaller creative workgroups looking for a high-performance SAN and or LAN without all the infrastructure hassle. Genesis Unlimited allows editors to be editors and allows facilities to scale at their own pace.

Genesis NX: Enterprise NAS File Server and Storage
The Genesis NX NAS provides customers with high-performance data storage at a competitive cost/GB. With the addition of our SAS attached JBOD expansion chassis, total capacities can reach up to 1PB with a maximum of 500TB in each mounted volume. The Genesis NX can be used as a low cost network appliance, a typical NAS file server, iSCSI host or target, or spinning disk archive. Genesis NX scales above the typical NAS systems by being able to grow the file system with added storage. It also offers RAID-6 data protection with replication/snapshot, a simple to use administration GUI, 10/40Gbps Ethernet options, and remote administration functions.

Genesis HyperMDC: Cost-effective Metadata Control Utilizing High-Density RAID
The Genesis HyperMDC, powered by HyperFS, is a high-availability metadata cluster designed for stable high-performance in the most grueling of media workflows and environments. Add on Scale-Out NAS to create true hybrid shared SAN and LAN to the same data sets. Migrate from slow or aging architectures to a more hyper-converged, high-speed, HA solution.

HyperFS: Enterprise File System
HyperFS presents a unified storage file system that takes the worry out of shared SAN/block and Scale-Out NAS/file data storage, no matter what your needs are. If you are a growing organization, HyperFS can cover your expansion with on-the-fly capacity and performance scalability. If your enterprise-level organization needs to access billions of files, folders, and objects 24/7, HyperFS can handle over 64 PB of data storage under one namespace, as well as offering and robust High Availability and mirroring options for data and metadata.

Media Storage Services: Extended Warranty Support for Storage and Networking

SLI is also putting its Media Storage Services offering front and center at NAB this year. SLI provides post warranty support, buyback, trade-in, asset recycling and data migration services for EMC/Isilon, NetApp, HDS, Cisco, Brocade, and others at 50% of the OEM’s price. 24x7x4hr support worldwide. Support terms as short as six months, or as long as five years on most OEM hardware and networking. SLI’s customizable support programs for EMC/Isilon, NetApp, HDS, Quantum, Brocade and QLogic switches, among other manufacturers, offers many options for customized extended warranties at a fraction of the cost of the manufacturer’s warranty.

These programs are adapted to the specific needs of the customer, bringing benefits to a wide range of verticals within the Sports and Entertainment market, such as Film, Post, VFX, TV & Cable Broadcast, OTT, CDN, and Live Venues,”, says Scale Logic’s EVP of Global Support Services, Dave Herzan. “End users have a definite need to manage the support details of their current storage infrastructure in a cost-effective way, even as they investigate other options”

“We step in and give clients options they never knew they had in a no pressure consultative way.” he continues by saying, “Organizations like CBS, Dolby Labs, Scanline VFX, Titmouse Animation, NHL, and Beatport have all taken advantage of our post warranty support at half the cost of their incumbent OEM. Oftentimes clients take those savings and add capacity with our refurbished nodes and full clusters to grow what they have. The third step is trading in that storage to help fund the refresh. No one else in the market offers these options.”

Other ROI-oriented services from our MSS team include data migration services, updated options for trade-ins, and other cost-effective options for growing legacy storage and networking infrastructure.

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