Demonstrated for the first time at the Storage Visions show yesterday, the mMedia platform centres around an enhanced ActiveSAN high performance metadata controller appliance, and adds two exciting new products, mRAID and mVault (also announced today), along with optimised management software.
“mMedia is the platform of the future for broadcast production,”
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"Since the demise of the Xserve, Apple System Administrators in post and broadcast have had to cobble together different components and software to form a viable shared storage solution," points out Jigsaw Storage Product Manager Andy Walton. "In that sense, the mMedia fills a big gap in the market by offering a highly-customisable solution that works at every point in the chain - from ingest right through to archive. The scalability of mMedia is extremely useful - if you need a lot of nearline storage but not so much offline archiving, you can buy five mRAIDs and a single mVault and it'll all work smoothly together. Which of course means you won't end up paying for anything you don't need."
While backup solutions are generally the less glamorous element of a storage solution, mVault is a particularly exciting addition. "mVault is big news," says Jigsaw Storage Consultant Sammy Aindow. "It offers massive density and 180TB of raw storage which, combined with the mRAID means you could scale to petabytes of nearline storage for content archiving."
"The eight 8Gb Fibre Channel ports provide bandwidth strength to support multiple expansion enclosures at full speed," says Sammy Aindow. "Current ActiveRAID users will also be pleased to know that they can upgrade their Active RAID systems and bring them under the management of mRAID to take advantage of its improved processing power."
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Jigsaw is a leading provider of IT solutions, consultancy and support services to organisations with creative requirements, and is the UK’s leading dealer of Apple, Adobe and Quark. Jigsaw’s product specialists, project managers and technical consultants work with a number of world-leading technology manufacturers to bring advanced solutions to both public and private sector organisations. Formed in 1992, Jigsaw’s service-based strategy and value added solutions have enabled the company to grow to over 150 employees, with annual sales of £60million and a customer base of over 25,000 organisations. Customers include most of the major UK publishing, TV and film companies, top creative and advertising agencies and over 1000 universities and colleges. For more information about Jigsaw, visit www.Jigsaw24.com.
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