SAN Solutions Inc., announced the launch of two new product lines in its ArtiSAN Storage Platform family. The ArtiSAN 9400 series is designed for high-performance film and video applications, and the ArtiSAN 5400 series is ideal for compressed HD media production, audio post, and near-line, high-capacity media storage. Both products are making their international debut this week at the 2011 NAB Show in the SAN Solutions’ booth, SU3725.
The ArtiSAN 9400 series is an enterprise-class, highly available storage system that meets broadcast and post-production performance requirements. The ArtiSAN 9400 supports multiple streams of 2K/4K media as well as all HD video streams including 3G and 3D applications. The ArtiSAN 9400 is offered in both a 2-RU, 24-bay, 2.5-inch drive enclosure form factor and a 2- RU, 12-bay 3.5-inch drive enclosure form factor. The platform includes SAN Solutions’ dual active high-performance RAID controllers, featuring the highest performing hard disk and solid- state drives available today.
The ArtiSAN 9400 series exceeds today’s demanding performance requirements and takes the industry to a new level. Today, a single ArtiSAN 9400 array with four 6-Gb SAS host connections performing 1MB sequential read transfers‚ typical in media applications‚ yields performance in excess of 5 GB/sec across the dual active RAID controllers.
The ArtiSAN 5400 series storage platform is the ideal next-generation replacement for the now end-of-life Apple Xserve RAID and similar arrays found throughout broadcast and post-production environments. The ArtiSAN 5400 meets the requirements of compressed HD production, multi-platform content delivery, as well as the requirements of high-capacity near-line storage that are all critical components of today’s media companies.
The ArtiSAN 5400 platform is also offered in a 2-RU, 24-bay, 2.5-inch drive enclosure form factor and a 2-RU, 12-bay 3.5-inch drive enclosure form factor. It comes available in both a single controller and a dual active controller configuration. 8-Gb Fibre Channel, 6-Gb SAS, and 1-Gb iSCSI controller types are available. Point-in-time volume images, remote volume mirroring, and remote replication services are optional features in this product series, enabling an effective disaster recovery storage implementation.