Designed exclusively for the media and entertainment industry, PixStor is a software-defined storage solution that dramatically lowers the cost of hardware acquisition without sacrificing simplicity or performance. Leveraging industry standard NAS protocols and powered by NetApp E-Series storage arrays, PixStor provides guaranteed performance and unrivaled scalability for all media workflows.

With a combination of NetApp E-Series and PixStor, content creators and distributors can now transition from expensive Fibre Channel connectivity to more flexible and inexpensive Ethernet connectivity via standard NAS protocols such as SMB and NFS.

NetApp E-Series arrays offer a granular, yet scalable modular building block for PixStor deployments. Providing up to 12 uncompressed 4K frame-based video streams per array in a footprint as small as 2U, NetApp E-Series is the ideal storage platform for PixStor solutions of any size. Multiple E-Series and EF-Series with different performance and capacity profiles can be mixed and aggregated within a single PixStor namespace, offering a hybrid, multi-purpose solution without complicated data-management requirements.

Together, NetApp E-Series and PixStor delivers scalable storage solutions for use cases such as visual effects, post production, video on demand, playout, disaster recovery and many, many more.

Key Features

  • Consistent performance over solution lifetime
  • Built-in capacity and performance analytics
  • Supports all media workflows

Business Benefits

  • 99% efficiency: no over-specing or under-utilizing required to maintain performance
  • Leverages commodity components that significantly increase customer purchasing power
  • Up to 60% savings over traditional appliance-based storage solutions

Designed exclusively for the media and entertainment industry, PixStor is a software-defined storage solution that dramatically lowers the cost of hardware acquisition without sacrificing simplicity or performance. Leveraging industry standard NAS protocols and powered by NetApp E-Series storage arrays, PixStor provides guaranteed performance and unrivaled scalability for all media workflows.

Designed exclusively for the media and entertainment industry, PixStor is a software-defined storage solution that dramatically lowers the cost of hardware acquisition without sacrificing simplicity or performance. Leveraging industry standard NAS protocols and powered by NetApp E-Series storage arrays, PixStor provides guaranteed performance and unrivaled scalability for all media workflows.

Contacts

Barry Evans

CTO

Orlando Richards

VP Product Development