XStream EFS 300 is scale-out shared storage that delivers the benefits of EditShare File System-based storage in configurations that meet the performance and capacity requirements of the largest post-production environments. Starting with a single server the XStream EFS 300 can be expanded to a 5PB resilient Enterprise cluster, providing a powerful, scale-out solution that will never require a forklift upgrade.
Plus with the included ‘All-in-One’ upgrade, the XStream EFS 300 provides a complete media production platform with integrated Flow production asset management and workflow tools.
XStream EFS 300 is provisioned with a super powerful motherboard/6-core CPU/RAM configuration that delivers outstanding storage, asset management and archive performance in a 3U form factor. Its 16 drives can provide 28, 56, 84, 112 or 140 TB of usable capacity after native RAID 6 protection. Mirrored SSD OS drives provide redundant support for the EFS file system and redundant power supplies and fans are standard.
No matter the configuration the EFS 300 always presents a single namespace to manage, eliminating administrative tasks like balancing user workloads between volumes or workspaces as well as building multiple sets of user accounts and/or permission sets. The EFS Native Client multi-threaded driver with low overhead and latency provides Windows, OS X and LINUX workstations with exceptional performance.
In multi-node EFS 300 clusters, the EFS Native Client provides further performance benefits by enabling parallel transactions between workstations and storage nodes to avoid the typical “hot spots” associated with NAS clusters. Also, depending on the number of nodes present, an EFS 300 can support XOR and COPY protection schemes that can tolerate the loss of one or more storage nodes. Finally, EditShare ‘SwiftRead’ permits client workstations to seek parity or copy data from elsewhere in the cluster when a storage node is congested or down.
Expanding an XStream EFS 300 system requires no downtime or complex administration. Simply connect one or more 16-drive XStream EFS 300 expansion nodes (via a network switch) and use our built in ERA tool to configure the system. The EFS file system automatically rebalances existing data and implements the specified media protection mechanism(s) in the background while the XStream EFS 300 continues to support production.
Up to two expansion nodes can be connected to an XStream EFS 300 master ‘All-in-One’ node, after that an EFS Metadata Server (or two for HA) is required. Once an EFS Metadata server is added, a dedicated Flow Database and Ark Disk or Tape server must also be included. With an EFS Metadata server present, an XStream EFS 300 can be expanded without limit.
Single node, All-in-One introductory bundle
For a limited time, EditShare is including a free “All in One” upgrade with the first Single Node EFS system purchased at any site*. A value of over 13,000.00 USD, the EditShare "All-in-One" EFS 300 kit includes Ark archive and Flow production asset management applications, and 10+2 bundled Flow licenses (Flow + Flow Ingest).