Visual FX applications are IO intensive but that doesn’t impact BrickStor in the same way it does other storage arrays because of its hybrid architecture. BrickStor services a majority of IO requests in this environment from RAM with sub-microsecond latency. BrickStor’s graphical performance monitoring allows admins to view the impact of applications and operations on the storage so admins know when its time to scale up and out. BrickStor’s combination of RAM, NAND, and hard drives result in a highly performant and cost-effective data storage solution.
Rendering creates a bursty high random IO workload on data storage. BrickStor’s architecture is perfect for delivering low latency IO to multiple concurrent render jobs. Handle more simultaneous jobs and complete them sooner with BrickStor’s software defined hybrid storage architecture which leverages massive amounts of RAM as your primary cache and eliminates hot block bottlenecks. BrickStor’s unified storage architecture allows render nodes to connect via SMB 3, NFS or iSCSI to best support the organization’s unique setup and workflow.
As high definition video resolution continues to grow from 4K to 6K and now 8K it is critical to use a storage solution that is scalable, cost effective, and simple to manage without a dedicated staff. BrickStor is that solution, delivering simple cloud connected storage with effortless data backup and retrieval. BrickStor SP supports up to 100Gb ethernet interface speeds to deliver more bandwidth to each disk – ensuring that bandwidth is available to support more concurrent video streams.
BrickStor SP’s unified storage solution provides high performance storage for both streaming and random IO workloads. BrickStor uniquely supports SMB 3 with Apple File Extensions, NFS, and iSCSI. Our team has extensive experience working with our customers who leverage all of the popular editing suites. BrickStor delivers high performance storage and data management to increase productivity by eliminating user waiting and downtime while providing greater system visibility to admins.
BrickStor SP is an energy, space, and cost efficient solution for data archival. BrickStor’s cloud connectivity enables users to push data to the cloud with predictive costs as well as easy retrieval and distribution to content delivery networks. Data Protection policies enable customers to define snapshot frequency, retention, and replication policies by dataset for effortless data protection and archive. BrickStor can tier data to an object store or legacy NFS NAS via TDM to free up space on the primary tier of storage without having to change the way users access or find their files. BrickStor can also replicated data to object stores or the cloud.