Symply Shows Shared Storage Solutions

Storage specialist Symply features collaborative storage workspace SymplyPRO for high resolution needs and Xsan-compatible, desktop-shared workgroup solution, SymplySHARE.

SymplyPRO from Symply is described as “a no-compromise, all-in-one, collaborative storage workspace in a 4U size. The solution is claimed ideal for 4K, 8K, high frame rate, and HDR workflows. Built on a Linux RAID core with embedded StorNext 5 and integrated metadata storage, each SymplyPRO system comes with 24 drives and 192TB, expandable up to 768TB with expansion systems, as well as a quad 16Gb Fibre Channel, and dual 10GbE IP ports per controller supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux clients. A five-year warranty, five-year software maintenance plan is also offered.

“As the first 100% Xsan-compatible, desktop-shared workgroup solution, SymplySHARE provides super-fast shared storage for small workgroup settings,” says the firm. “With SymplySHARE, there is no complicated, separate metadata networking to set up or Fibre Channel storage connections to manage. Users can connect up to eight Thunderbolt workstations and 20 10GbE IP users to SymplySHARE, configure their environment, and instantly share up to 128TB of hard disk storage or combination of hard disk and solid-state disk.”

SymplySHARE uses SymplySTOR RAID units to provide transportable storage options. It includes Symply's management and monitoring suite for macOS, Windows, iOS, and watchOS. “This is a cost-effective product that can do the work of a rack-mount system at a fraction of the price and hassle,” suggests the vendor.

Also at the 2017 NAB Show, Symply will demonstrate SymplyRAID, a high-performance, high-throughput RAID storage system for large-scale media workflows. “Perfect for broadcast and post facilities with existing infrastructure, including Xsan and StorNext workflows, SymplyRAID supports 4K and beyond, without the increased complexity and high costs typically associated with adding more capacity,” it states. It’s available in 3U 16-drive and 4U 24-drive configurations.

SymplySTOR is for individual needs. Expandable up to 64TB of RAID storage with combinations of hard disk and solid-state disk, its video and audio assets are stored and delivered via low-latency Thunderbolt. Moving from an individual to a workgroup is no problem, as SymplySTOR adds to SymplySHARE to provide shared workgroup storage.

At the heart of every Symply product is SymplyGO, described as a new way to deploy and manage storage workspace. SymplyGO features a single ‘at-a-glance’ view of the entire storage workspace, whether it's a single desktop RAID system, a small workgroup, an entire facility, or a number of locations spread across an entire geography.

“SymplyGO makes it easy to setup and deploy systems anywhere and monitor them remotely with macOS, Windows, iOS, and even WatchAPP,” the vendor states. “Because deadlines count and uptime is key, SymplyGO gives users predictive performance and system monitoring as well as fast and accurate notification.”

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