News: ProMAX’s New Platform Server Series The Next Big Step In The Shared Storage Revolution
(Santa Ana, California--November 7, 2013) ProMAX Systems, the southern California-based manufacturer of shared storage servers and video editing workstations, has announced groundbreaking additions to their Platform shared storage server line. ProMAX originally disrupted the norms of shared storage by launching their game-changing Platform servers with functionality covering not only shared storage, but also other advanced functions such as Asset Management, Media Conversion, and Archiving. Platform’s latest innovations represent a bold progression by expanding upon the existing Platform Online and Platform Studio lines with a new Platform Nearline storage system that is ideal for disk-based back up. In addition to new hardware options, software developments have increased the functionality of every Platform system by adding features previously found only in the Enterprise Storage sector. Each system is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance to the most demanding video-post workflows, ranging from online and nearline to Enterprise levels, with capacities from 8 Terabytes to 512 Petabytes.
With these new software and hardware options, companies looking for shared storage are no longer forced to choose between video functionality and Enterprise level data protection and management: they get both with Platform. Platform’s new expansion capabilities solidly position it as an Enterprise class solution. This New Platform Series offers a revolutionary combination of perceptive functions and multi-location data management controls that are easy to use for workgroups of any size.
“Platform opened up the concept of scaling servers beyond just shared storage; extending into a multi-functional, all-purpose, workgroup server that can scale storage, users, performance and workflows. The newest release of Platform builds on that foundation and positions it as a significant player in the Enterprise market with advanced data protection and management,” explains ProMAX CEO Jess Hartmann. He adds, “These new Platforms are perfect examples of ProMAX’s goals in providing powerful IT features that also maintain simplicity of use.”
With The New Platform models, ProMAX has developed notably advanced workflow solutions in several vital sectors:
ProMAX has also significantly amplified Platform’s scalability and expandability, emphasizing the ease of scaling workflows. Smaller workgroups, and those with portable requirements, are a great fit for ProMAX’s on-set solution; Platform Studio (which gained industry attention for its on-location performance supporting the editing team for the Emmy® Backstage Live! Webcast). Single Platform systems that expand up to 256 TB, meet the needs for most mid-sized facilities. The New Platform Nearline series fulfills the extensive resource demands of Enterprise operations. Platform Nearline models offer the ability to install multiple, synchronized Platforms across several locations, with automated data management capabilities and multi-tiered storage deployments.
Among the dozens of noteworthy new features included within the New Platform Series, there are several stand-out elements listed below.
New Platform Hardware and Feature Highlights
About ProMAX Systems:
ProMAX develops and manufactures innovative, professional media technology solutions; specializing in network servers, high-end workstations and storage devices for video and media content creators around the world. ProMAX has been providing expertly devised and supported end-to-end workflow solutions to the entertainment, corporate, enterprise, education, house of worship and government sectors since 1994. CEO Jess Hartmann acquired ProMAX in 2008, and rapidly expanded the company’s product development and manufacturing operations, breaking into new areas of industry leadership by building powerful systems that streamline collaborative media creation and post production processes.
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