NetApp Announces New Storage Portfolio for Media and Entertainment Industry

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 9, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Media streaming from being a static send and receive process a decade ago has transformed into robust, quality-rich, multimedia streaming that can be tapped through various channels such as social media, dedicated apps, and of course the online world. The media and entertainment industry need technology solutions that can manage the burgeoning growth of data in the form of smart storage and data management. NetApp announces its latest storage solutions that address these challenges.

The latest solutions include: NetApp StorageGRID Webscale; NetApp EF All-Flash Arrays; NetApp E-Series; NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with FAS8000 Series.

NetApp StorageGRID Webscale: with the capability to manage multipetabyte distributed content repositories, this solution provides erasure coding or automatic file copies to remote locations. It is available as an appliance or as software.

NetApp EF All-Flash Arrays: these flash arrays yield the lowest IOPS per dollar for media metadata transaction and analytic processes. It is also helpful in working with 4K and high frame-rate production workgroups.

NetApp E-Series: the platform caters to the huge content repositories and boutique 4K facilities where is there is no room for data loss.  It delivers highest reliability for media and entertainment data and applications.

"In our industry, it’s all about bandwidth," says Steve Waugh, chief technology officer at My Eye Media. "We need to be able to stream as many video files as possible simultaneously. Therefore, we selected the NetApp E-Series because of its massive bandwidth performance, the NetApp support model, and the fact that we received several recommendations from companies in our industry already using the E-Series with great results."

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with FAS8000 Series: serving the local broadcast news operations, advertising sales, animation and VFX rending, viewer analytics, and high-speed transcoding for digital platforms, this platform delivers improved video bandwidth and ensures seamless operational capabilities.