Today’s media and entertainment organization must not only safely backup and archive their critical media assets but also create and manage new assets while taking advantage of both traditional and emerging digital content distribution platforms. Content creation use cases such as non-linear editing, media transcoding, rendering and color correction all generate vast amounts of data that must be available for production and distribution as well as archive and backup. 

QuantaStor's high-performance and flexible software defined storage infrastructure reduces costs and storage management time while letting media and entertainment professionals focus on what they do best: content creation and distribution. 

Integrating both scale-out NAS capabilities with GlusterFS technology and scale-out Object storage with Ceph technology, QuantaStor is ideal for Digital Asset Management, high-speed editing, transcoding and rendering as well as content streaming and distribution. QuantaStor's Network Attached Storage (NAS) capabilities use CIFS/SMB and NFS as well as the GlusterFS client protocol for both scale-out and scale-up deployments. 

Media and Entertainment Key Features

Grid Technology
QuantaStor grid management technology enables companies to start small and grow to 64 nodes and 64PB to meet the diverse workflow needs of media and entertainment organizations. QuantaStor grids support a vendor-neutral heterogeneous mix of hardware and may include QuantaStor virtual storage appliances. 

100-year Archive
Media and entertainment companies must ensure the long-term availability of their digital media assets. The SNIA-Data Management Forum’s "100 Year Archive Task Force Requirements Survey" found that most organizations have long-term data retention requirements that exceed 50 years. QuantaStor can help organizations meet their 100-year Archive goals through powerful snapshotting technology, bitrot protection, parallel steaming backup and archive capabilities as well as a diverse set of data security and encryption options.

Erasure Coding
Erasure coding with Gluster on QuantaStor delivers high-availability and fault-tolerance by using parity information to reduce storage overhead to as low as 10 percent in some cases. 

Integrated RAID Management
QuantaStor supports hardware RAID at the disk level and granular smart replication at the storage volume, and network share level to ensure high data availability. QuantaStor also offers integrated hardware RAID management from all popular RAID vendors.

Further Reading
Technical Whitepaper: Simplifying NAS storage management with Global Namespaces
Protecting Against Data Loss Using RAID for Post-production Media Storage
Planning a Disaster Recovery Strategy: Automated Backup Policies for Software Defined Storage
Managing Scale-out NAS File Storage with GlusterFS Volumes 
Scale-out NAS Administrators Guide
Scale-out Object Storage Administrators Guide