Quobyte Eliminates Content Silos with Modern Hyperscale Storage Software for M&E Collaboration

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Parallel distributed file system challenges industry incumbents to match its massive scalability, blazing speed, and fault tolerance while minimizing administrative resources across unified storage

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We haven’t found the limit yet for how much storage one person can administer with Quobyte software, but an organization is more likely to add a person for organizational rather than for capacity or storage management reasons.

Quobyte® Inc., a leading developer of hyperscale storage system software, announced today the availability of Quobyte’s parallel distributed file system to meet the performance, scalability, and collaboration challenges of the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. Quobyte executives and technologists will be available to demonstrate and discuss implementation of this game changing storage software during the NAB Show April 9-12th, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth SL8726.

For broadcasters, studios, and post production facilities facing continuing budget constraints and manpower reductions due to industry consolidation, Quobyte is uniquely leveraging hyperscaler technology to unify file, block, and object storage. Each person in the workflow, whether on a Mac, Windows, or Linux machine can access the same rich media asset with standard industry software applications or a Media Asset Management (MAM) infrastructure. This allows Post Production, Visual Effects, and Playout workflows to dramatically reduce administrative overhead while providing secure data integrity for collaboration across the entire workflow chain.

“Increased collaboration and productivity for both end users and administrators is at the heart of Quobyte’s unified storage access architecture,” said Björn Kolbeck, CEO and Co-Founder, Quobyte. “Quobyte provides a single scalable storage platform for seamless collaboration through a local, wide area, or global network. This eliminates needlessly copying, exporting, transcoding, and uploading files between systems and platforms in post-production and VFX workflows. Videos can also be stored in any format for playout, streaming, and CDN origin storage.”

The Quobyte software is self-managing and self-healing, freeing administrators from the labor-intensive task of monitoring the data integrity of their ever-increasing storage environment. The system continuously monitors and detects hardware failures, operator errors, network partitions, and disk corruption. End-to-end checksums protect all file data, metadata, and communications, providing superior data integrity and eliminating the need for hardware and software RAID controllers. “The system installs in minutes, new hardware is found and provisioned automatically, and the built-in fault tolerance and rebalancing of resources, enables 24/7 operation with no need for human intervention,” continued Kolbeck. “We haven’t found the limit yet for how much storage one person can administer with Quobyte software, but an organization is more likely to add a person for organizational rather than for capacity or storage management reasons. That’s a win-win for all.”

“With ever larger amounts of data to manage and with fewer personnel resources, IT managers and CIOs are looking for solutions that allow them to manage more data without greater costs,” added Tom Coughlin, President of Coughlin Associates and publisher of the annual Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment Report. “Solutions such as Quobyte's distributed file system with automated data handling can help IT professionals cope with ever growing content assets.”

Concluded Kolbeck, “Our teams’ experience allows us to bring hyperscale performance, self-healing, and scalability optimized for commodity servers to the M&E industry. Quobyte is utilizing its considerable expertise to help solve the industry’s formidable performance, capacity, and collaboration challenges brought on by complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems, increased pixel depth/frame rates, and the evolving IP-video landscape.”

More information is available on Quobyte’s M&E solutions at https://www.quobyte.com/storage-for-digital-production-and-broadcasting

About Quobyte
Building on a decade of research and experience with the open-source distributed file system XtreemFS and from working on Google’s infrastructure, Quobyte delivers on the promise of software defined storage for the world’s most demanding application environments including High Performance Computing (HPC), Media & Entertainment (M&E), Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Quobyte uniquely leverages hyperscaler parallel distributed file system technology to unify file, block, and object storage. This allows customers to easily replace storage silos with a single, scalable storage system — significantly saving manpower, money, and time spent on storage management. Quobyte allows companies to scale storage capacity and performance linearly on commodity hardware while eliminating the need to expand administrative staff through the software’s ability to self-monitor, self-maintain, and self-heal.

Please visit http://www.quobyte.com for more information.

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