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for bandwidth are continually growing within a video
workflow, such that it is important that the storage
system’s bandwidth, as well as its capacity, can easily be
increased without disrupting users or applications.
7. Edit Growing Files: Some workflows have very specific,
and very critical, functionality requirements. For
example, when broadcasting live events such as sports,
the ability to create a highlights package while the
event is still ongoing is crucial, and this translates into
a requirement for the storage system to be able to edit a
file while it is still being written.
8. Enterprise Integration: In addition to the above unique
requirements for video workflows, the storage system must
meet some of the basic requirements of enterprise storage:
• Comply with enterprise requirements for security
• Integrate with enterprise management frameworks
• Be easy to manage
• Simple to deploy
• Be cost-effective
Highly scalable, shared storage system
optimized for digital media workflows
Harmonic MediaGrid storage accelerates file-based
workflows and provides the ability to manage the entire asset
lifecycle. It’s designed for digital media applications requiring
shared, real-time storage, such as ingest, playout, archive, edit-
in-place, collaborative editing, transcoding, and over-the-top
(OTT) adaptive bitrate streaming. This system reduces the cost
of storing media nearline, making it practical to economically
deploy multi-petabyte digital media libraries and archives for
video on demand (VOD) and other applications.
Unlike competing clustered NAS (net work-attached storage)
systems, which can only access data through one path at a time,
the Harmonic file system driver (FSD) enables MediaGrid to
deliver maximum performance through true parallel access
across many storage nodes and network connections.
Benefits of Using Media Shared Storage:
• High scalability
• Simple and cost-effective
• Superior, consistent performance for media workflows
• Reliable and available
• High density, up to 504 TB of raw capacity in 5 RU
Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure
for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables
customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video
experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational
efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality
service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership.
Our software-based OTT solutions provide the tools to prepare,
manage and monetize high-quality live and VOD content to every
screen. Installed on premise or in the cloud, or provided through a
software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Harmonic solutions support
the media processing and delivery chain, simplifying the delivery
of revenue-generating, next-generation OTT streaming services.
More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Enterprise storage vs. video storage