Accelerate media and entertainment projects

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Save Space, Time, and Money

Media and entertainment (M&E) organizations need to produce information and entertainment in a variety of different formats and delivery mediums. Developing and delivering content that reaches audiences whenever and wherever they are has increased in importance and complexity. In today’s highly connected, entertainment-driven world, M&E companies need to stay competitive to succeed. Workflows grow in complexity daily and time-to-market windows continue to shrink. The underlying storage that powers video projects dictates how quickly employees can move on to their next project.

M&E projects need high performance and low latency. Traditionally, this was achieved by purchasing a large number of storage arrays and disks (HDDs or SSDs) from multiple vendors. The result was multiple storage silos with up to 75% excess capacity for the various media assets, increasing production cost. Pavilion consolidates media assets eliminating stranded capacity.

The last thing an M&E production house wants is to lose content, so the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ is fault-tolerant with built-in high availability and includes zero-footprint snapshots to make instant copies of a project. Move this copy along the production workflow without impacting network traffic generated by post-production workers.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers 120 GB/s throughput, 25μs of latency, 20M IOPS, and 2.2 PB of storage. Its hyperparallel architecture unlocks the power of NVMe to enhance the performance of latency-sensitive video workflows all in a compact 4U form factor.

Parallel file systems require high-performance and low-latency shared storage and the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers this with orders of magnitude more throughput. The combined solution delivers exceptional video ingest, production, transformation, and delivery processes. The solution dramatically streamlines workflow and improves productivity by creating a shared repository that supports flexible, high-performance streaming, even with high-bit-rate media content.

If a project calls for 4K, 8K, multiple concurrent streams of HD 4444, 4K EXR or hours of uncompressed full aperture video, the Pavilion array harnesses the power of NVMe storage, to consolidate storage pools, reduce copy and render time, and enables multiple editors to work at full productivity.

The Pavilion platform requires no proprietary software to be installed on a server farm and uses standard Ethernet, InfiniBand, and NVMe-oF drivers, freeing up host resources for processing and eliminating deployment complexity.

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