globalSAN – The iSCSI Initiator for OS X

The globalSAN® iSCSI Initiator for OS X enables Mac computers to connect to practically any iSCSI storage target, using standard GbE or 10GbE hardware.

iSCSI is a network protocol standard that enables the transport of block-level I/O over TCP/IP. One major advantage of iSCSI is that it can work over your existing Ethernet infrastructure. Depending on the speed of your network, an iSCSI-based storage area network (SAN) can rival the performance of a Fibre Channel SAN, and can cost far less to implement.

In an iSCSI SAN, an initiator is needed on each computer that requires access to the networked storage. An initiator is not included with the purchase of a Mac, so we created globalSAN to bring iSCSI to OS X.

To get the globalSAN initiator, select an option on the right or use an SNS storage system…

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Buy the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for $89

If you need assistance with the initiator please try our Users’ Forums for quick answers to common questions.

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EVO — The SAN System for Media Workgroups

Looking for a complete storage system for your OS X users? Digital content producers all over the world are choosing the SNS EVO shared storage server — a high-performance, purpose-built storage array with the most extensive connectivity options available for professional digital media storage.

EVO gives media creation teams total flexibility with built-in NAS and SAN (iSCSI and Fibre Channel), more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, cloud integration, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, LDAP/AD, and remote monitoring and setup. (EVO also includes licenses of the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator.)

 

User Spotlight

Bait Studio’s Award Winning VFX and Animation Teams Expand with EVO

The team at Bait Studio includes between 50-75 artists, and they can be working on 15-20 projects at any given time. Each project requires some combination of animation, visual effects, and/or motion graphics, which requires the use of 12-24 different applications and the ability to render projects 24 hours per day. Some of the primary tools in use by Bait Studio are Maya, Nuke, Houdini, C4D, After Effects, and Premiere, all of which perform flawlessly with EVO.

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute Teaches Audio Recording on EVO

The essence of Recording Arts and Science's approach is hands-on immersion. Students record and work with an immense amount of audio content from the conservatory, from solo instrument recitals to full-on orchestral ensembles, in addition to their regular course work in which they are editing, producing, and mastering sound. All of their work is done in one of four primary control rooms, and all of those control rooms are connected to an EVO shared storage media server.

Biscardi Creative Media is Prepared for Anything with EVO

The BCM studio is setup to enable any workstation to work on any application, and every room in the facility allows for 4K & HD output. All of the workstations are connected via 10Gb Ethernet and GbE to the EVO server array, which is housed in the studio's equipment room. Many of their projects are edited on Adobe Premiere Pro. "Being able to protect our projects is big," says Biscardi. "More than anything it's huge peace of mind. The project locking is taking care of the kinds of things you don't want to think about while you're working."