In the news: SNS and Emulex Optimize 4K Video Production

Below is an excerpt of “Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology Optimizes 4K Video Production and Streaming for Digital Media Storage Companies,” an article published by Emulex.

Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced it is working with leading storage companies in the media and entertainment industry to deliver high performance storage and caching appliances for 4K and 8K media production, post-production and streaming. CacheIO, Echostreams and Studio Network Solutions (SNS) are leveraging Emulex OneCoreTM Storage Software Development Kit (SDK), a comprehensive solution for independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs) and system integrators to create target side drivers in a custom, high efficiency environment, for storage, flash/solid state disk (SSD) and applications that require low latency and high performance I/O connectivity. The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK offers the widest range of storage applications and comprehensive back-end support, as well as support for all Emulex I/O connectivity solutions, including Emulex LightPulse(R) Gen 5 (16GFC) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and the newly announced OneConnect(R) OCe14000 family of Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs).

“Emulex Gen 5 FC technology provides the high performance storage connectivity that is necessary for creating, editing, rendering and streaming next generation video formats,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. “Our extremely low latency and 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) combined with the high performance flash capabilities of these storage devices provide customers with an optimized solution as they move to 4K and 8K video.”

With new 4K video cameras capable of offering outputs of 4,000 pixels wide, media companies now have the ability to provide content at 4x the resolution of current high definition standards. In order to meet the high I/O, bandwidth and latency needs of the video production, post-production and streaming processes, storage companies are turning to Emulex LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology to achieve the best performance for their customers.

Emulex products can be found in SNS EVO—a complete, networked storage server solution for video/film/TV, graphics, visual effects, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments. SNS EVO shared media storage server is a blend of simplicity and performance. By integrating a NAS and a SAN into one system, customers get the benefits of both file sharing and volume sharing.

“Our customers, including broadcasters, interactive gaming companies and studios require high performance,” said Ryan Stoutenborough, president, Studio Network Solutions. “Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs provide a robust connectivity solution for those customers who use FC to connect to EVO. We value the partnership with Emulex and look forward to future collaboration as customer needs continue to evolve.”

Eric Newbauer: April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm in Blog