Rohde & Schwarz has linked its SpycerBox file system with the IBM Spectrum Scale for a centralized, tiered storage solution.
"It is important for our customers to be able to reliably access their media files at any time," says Stefan Weidner, Sales Director Media at Rohde & Schwarz. "This data is their company's most important asset. With IBM Spectrum Scale on R&S SpycerBox Cell or R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL, broadcasters and post production companies can rest easy knowing that their key asset is securely and cost-effectively stored."
The file system solution assigns files to the most efficient storage location based on how frequently they are needed and other file characteristics.
“For example, R&S SpycerBox Cell features exceptional performance for realtime processing of video material, while R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL is a much more cost-effective nearline storage medium,” Weidner. “IBM Spectrum Scale allows files to be automatically or manually stored in the optimal location. Since file paths remain constant regardless of which tier is used, workflows do not have to be modified.”
"In the media branch, a deadline is a deadline – especially for broadcasters. There are no extensions," says Dirk Thometzek, Product Manager File Based Media Solutions. "That's why a storage solution that guarantees efficient workflows is so important. The combination of Rohde & Schwarz hardware with the IBM file system makes it possible to scale the performance and capacity of centralized storage without interruption."
R&S SpycerBox Cell and R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL with the IBM Spectrum Scale will be available in the third quarter of 2017. Quantum StorNext is still available as a file system option.
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