News: NetApp 2016 NAB Show Product Preview
(March 1, 2016) Much has changed at NetApp since the last NAB Show: dynamic disk pools in the E-Series storage systems that raise the bar for consistent video bandwidth; larger flash drives for accelerating big-data analytics, transcoding and metadata workloads; StorageGRID® Webscale for multisite object storage and data mobility; and graphics-accelerated virtual desktop for Adobe® Premiere® video production. Now users can edit from the cloud with the speed of NVIDIA Grid.
NetApp Featured Products at the 2016 NAB Show
E5600 Series Storage Systems With Dynamic Disk Pools
Facilities counting on a certain bandwidth to meet production deadlines can't afford to have their storage systems to creep to a crawl for several days during a 6 terabyte disk rebuild. Now with NetApp E-Series, they don't have to. Broadcasters and production facilities have discovered that dynamic disk pools (DDP) on E-Series storage systems provide more consistent video bandwidth than other block storage systems for two reasons. One is that the resiliency scheme provides drastically more consistent performance upon disk failure (50 percent more bandwidth during rebuilds than standard RAID). The other is that it dramatically reduces data rebuild time (1/8 the time of standard RAID).
NetApp will also highlight big-data analytics workflows accelerated with E-Series enterprise building blocks. DDP has the advantage of randomizing writes to disk, which improves performance in the case of all-flash arrays. Analytics searches have run 50 times faster in some E-Series deployments versus commodity servers with internal drives.
New StorageGRID® Webscale
At the 2016 NAB Show, NetApp will promote new features in its StorageGRID® Webscale (appliance or software-defined) object storage solution for managing media repositories across time and space. The object store has been widely adopted by media sites and media cloud providers who are managing tens of billions of media objects. Now a majority of the key MAM, file-delivery and archive systems have integrated to StorageGRID Webscale's Amazon S3 object interface.
StorageGRID Webscale is a next-generation solution for multipetabyte distributed content repositories. It provides erasure coding or, alternatively, automatic file copies to remote locations depending on the value of the media and the needs of the workflow. StorageGRID Webscale's metadata-driven information life cycle management software suite is more advanced than most object stores. Additional features include self-healing data protection and tiering to either cloud or tape.
Clustered Data ONTAP® With FAS8000 Series
The NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® operating system running on the company's FAS8000 Series of enterprise storage systems drastically improves video bandwidth and provides always-on operation for local broadcast-news operations, advertising sales, animation and VFX rendering, and high-speed transcoding for digital platforms. Data ONTAP can enable data mobility between private and public clouds, and its disaster-recovery software can improve overall data-management strategies.
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"NetApp looks forward to exhibiting at this year's NAB Show. On display will be NetApp's broadest storage-solution portfolio yet for the media and entertainment industry. Visitors to our booth will see how NetApp storage products give them reliable, low-latency, concurrent access to their media content in today's fast-paced video-production and editing operations."
— Jason Danielson, Media and Entertainment Solutions Marketing at NetApp