updated 05:10 pm EDT, Wed April 4, 2007
SNS to demo Evo at NAB '07
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) is set to demo its new hybrid video storage system named Evo (site not updated) at NAB 2007. Evo enables creative teams to share projects, media, and other large files using connectivity ranging from 3Gbps Fibre Channel to 10Gbps iSCSI and NAS. The base Evo package ships with 4TB of high-throughput storage accommodating up to six direct-connect Mac and PC clients via 4Gbps Fibre Channel and iSCSI over Gigabit Ethernet. Upgrade options will be available to add more storage into the system or increase the number of direct-connect Fibre Channel and iSCSI clients. A 10Gbps Ethernet option will also be available, according to Studio Network Solutions, giving a 10x increase in network bandwidth for NAS and iSCSI (pricing was unavailable).
The system will also include features such as advanced disk-provisioning that enables Evo drives to be arranged into storage pools, each capable of containing one or more volumes. Users can assign each volume a discrete RAID level, and Evo supports dedicating any pool's bandwidth to a specific task, such as ingesting video.