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News: Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016
on Apr 15, 2016 at 6:46:02 pm

Simple, Powerful and Affordable Solution Effortlessly Handles 4K Workflow

(Oakdale, Minnesota--April 15, 2016) To meet today’s demanding editing environments, Small Tree, the video editing shared storage expert, is introducing ZenStor, a new line of shared storage systems that is simple, powerful and affordable, at NAB 2016 (SL12117). ZenStor, expected to be available for purchase in late spring, provides advancements in performance, connectivity and reliability, and is capable of effortlessly handling demanding 4K workflows.

An extremely configurable, all-in-one solution, available in sizes ranging from 5 bays in a portable chassis to 12, 16 or 24 bay rack mounted chassis. ZenStor seamlessly integrates into the edit suite utilizing affordable 1Gb, 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet connections. ZenStor can scale almost indefinitely –increasing storage space by simply adding additional chassis without requiring a RAID rebuild or data migration. Additionally, capable of multiple clients running different OS and application software using various bandwidths concurrently, ZenStor can be customized to the user’s specific requirements with the added ability to grow to meet future demand.

“When investing in technology, post-production facilities want solutions that can evolve with their company, which is why ZenStor is the ideal system,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “Offering industry leading configurability, ZenStor will meet any company’s budget requirements today and for years to come, helping to maximize their return on investment.”

ZenStor is built with high performance components throughout – including Enterprise class SAS Hard Disks connected to 12 Gbit/sec backplanes with built-in NVMe SSD support. Incorporating a browser-based GUI that is concise, extensive and flexible, ZenStor is easy to install – while system management is straightforward and can be done anywhere with an Internet connection. The system’s Docker Technology is built into the OS, enabling the user to add applications seamlessly to the configuration.

Platform and application software agnostic, ZenStor works seamlessly across Windows, Linux and Mac OS based clients, while supporting Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, and Black Magic DaVinci Resolve, in addition to other popular NLE systems. ZenStor requires no additional client or server licenses fees for operation.

For more information on ZenStor, or any of Small Tree’s cost-effective shared storage and networking solutions, visit http://www.Small-Tree.com. Follow Small Tree at http://www.facebook.com/SmallTreeComm or @smalltreecomm.


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