SNS Releases Massive 9.6 Terabyte SAN under $30k

Complete Shared Storage System Now Available for Mac/PC

St. Louis, Missouri—August 23, 2005v – Studio Network Solutions (SNS) today announced a major upgrade to its globalSAN™ X-24 unit.

The globalSAN X-24 system will now offer 60% more storage capacity and two additional software licenses. The X-24 is now a 9.6 Terabyte, eight-user SAN with dual RAID controllers and redundant power supplies. At $29,999 for the complete system, the cost per user comes to about 40 cents per gigabyte.

“The X-24 offers incredible value, particularly when compared to the total cost of an eight-user Xsan system,” stated Eric Newbauer, director of operations at SNS. “There are no metadata servers to purchase or maintain, and no Fibre Channel switches to configure. The X-24 is easy to install, setup, and use. It is designed to fit perfectly into any shop editing high volumes of offline DV in Final Cut or Avid.”

The system will be offered worldwide as a package that includes 9.6 Terabytes of SATA storage in a 5U enclosure. It will also include eight direct-connect ports and eight client licenses of SAN software. At just under $30K, it offers industry-leading value for a complete, multi-user, multi-platform shared storage SAN.

As with all models in the globalSAN family, the product is based on the iSCSI protocol, which maximizes the performance of Gigabit Ethernet. All globalSAN systems offer the ability to create a high-performance SAN using Ethernet components. Using iSCSI as the SAN protocol eliminates the need to purchase comparatively expensive components found in a traditional Fibre Channel SAN.

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.