Active Storage, a maker of high-performance storage solutions for media and creative professionals, conducted the first-ever, live demonstrations of ActiveSAN, the high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks that set the Xsan, Apple (and twitter) communities abuzz on its January 31st launch.
The demonstrations showed quick set-up and high-performance operation of ActiveSAN (sold in pairs), in addition to covering intelligent migration strategies for media and creative professionals at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in booth #SL5225.
ActiveSAN systems will ship in matched metadata controller pairs for high-availability two 1U ActiveSAN appliances, ready to use, out of the box fully configured and optimized with the highest quality components available. ActiveSAN systems are designed to meet the needs and budgets of any-sized Xsan and StorNext deployment.
Active Storage collaborated closely with Quantum, the makers of StorNext, to address the needs of current Xsan users moving from Apple Xserve metadata controllers. Migration strategies from Xserve-based Xsan networks to ActiveSAN were carefully crafted, including implementation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) for permission control, and the use of extended attributes.
ActiveSAN is a truly unique product that not only enhances current Xsan deployments, but also makes new deployments easier.
ActiveSAN is a server-based appliance that incorporates stunning Active Storage product design and the rock-solid performance and reliability of an Intel Nehalem server platform in a 1U rack form factor. ActiveSAN leverages the proven Linux operating system and the Quantum StorNext SAN file system. It features an Active Storage-designed user interface and management suite for phenomenal ease of use in deployment and management of the operating system and StorNext.
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