The media and entertainment industry comprises a variety of activities, from traditional print media to television, radio, film, video games and advertising. Content creation is both time consuming and expensive. The capacities of digital assets continue to grow as film and photography use higher resolutions. Digital archives must securely protect these valuable digital assets and still allow content to be quickly and easily retrieved for re-use. QStar solution protects your digital content while delivering a highly scalable, cost-effective archive that allows you to search for and retrieve content quickly and easily.
For example, our LTFS as NAS solution enables recorded media (movies) to be transferred between different operating systems.
The QStar LTFS as NAS solution can import an LTFS file created outside the main archive, for example by a remote broadcaster who has adopted this standard. LTFS media can be imported to transfer movies between different remote sites or store movies in the LTFS as NAS as a separate element.
Likewise, LTFS media created within the environment can be exported and read by other systems using the same LTFS standard. The key benefit of the LTFS standard is that it enables recorded media transfers between different operating systems, applications and platforms employing the same format. This means the tape can be used just like a disk. You can even drag and drop files from folders on the server to the tape using a standard operating system.
Our solutions deliver significant competitive advantage over traditional NAS/SAN solutions which are costly to run and not easily scalable for a continually growing area like broadcasting.
Hybrid Object Storage including tape library
Cloud Gateway (private and hybrid)
3D Cloud Gateway (local LTFS as NAS and Hybrid Cloud)
Active Archive (multiple technologies)
The QStar Kaleidos is an S3-compliant object storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build reliable, private, hybrid or public cloud storage environments that deliver reliability, security and unlimited scalability.
Kaleidos offers enterprise-class customers a tremendous reduction in TCO compared with traditional NAS/SAN storage, unlimited scalability, superior data protection and flexibility, while achieving improved customer retention through enhanced service delivery (SLA), reduced acquisition costs, and enhanced agility through global accessibility across all end user devices.
Kaleidos Object Storage is made with standard high-performance capacity servers. QStar Object Storage Manager (OSM) software runs on all server nodes and forms a cluster to provide a single pool of storage resources across all nodes.
QStar LTFS as NAS architecture virtualizes a Tape Library, effectively converting it into network-attached storage – NAS for sharing with multiple users and applications. The solution supports common networking protocols (SMB and NFS) plus S3 compatible API commands and is integrated on either a Windows or Linux server. Files that are stored in a LTFS as NAS environment are retrieved in the same manner as the native operating system, even though the data is actually stored in a Tape Library. Not only do users not realize that the volume (file system) they are accessing was created on tape and not on disk, but, through a sophisticated cache architecture, the read/write data activity is managed so effectively, that performance is comparable to a NAS device. Transparency is such that the architecture is also supported by virtual machine (VM) environments, even though the VM environment is not designed to support tape drives; existing applications installed in a VM can access the Tape as NAS architecture just like a standard NAS disk. Data can be accessed transparently over the network.