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Peak
performance
requires

the right tools

OPUS Software Platform: The Pinnacle of OS Integration

For truly demanding workflows,
nothing can stop the power of

Avalanche



For extreme performance requirements, Avalanche delivers. Ideal for handling 4K, 6K, 8K, High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR), and Virtual Reality (VR) workflows.

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Avalanche Features

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All-flash array
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Up to 9GB/s
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Multiple concurrent connections
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Seamless integration with all software applications
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Up to 4GB/s to a single client
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Lowest latency, highest throughput
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Edit, render, transcode, color, and incorporate visual effects faster than ever
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Easily sustains multiple streams of raw, uncompressed, DPX, and EXR frames in HD, 2K, UHD, 4K, 6K, and 8K

In a diverse
multi-user environment

Spectre shines



In an enviroment with constantly evolving workflow requirements, Spectre delivers the flexibility and performance you need at a price that’s on-budget. Versatile and powerful, it provides instantaneous access to large files and projects.

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Spectre Features

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Hybrid SSD and HDD Solution
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Up to 6GB/s
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Supports any format, codec or resolution
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Industry-leading price to performance ratio
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Multiple simultaneous projects
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Scalable to multiple PB

Big data storage and
management made easy

Ridgeview



A high-density, ultra-efficient storage solution for nearline and active archive use cases. Ridgeview provides cost-effective data resiliency, reliability, and accessibility for the long term. The ideal solution for multi-petabyte content libraries in a single, easy-to-manage volume.

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Ridgeview Features

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All HDD Solution
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Up to 3GB/s
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Multi-petabyte scalability in a single volume
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1PB Usable in 8 rack units
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Lowest cost per terabyte

All OpenDrives
products include:

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Enterprise software features at no additional cost
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Industry-standard networking protocols
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No per-seat licensing fee
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Flexible Ethernet architecture that requires no special connection software or hardware
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An easy-to-use management interface (OPUS GUI)
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Exclusive bandwidth monitoring and throttling engine
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Fault-tolerant storage
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Innovative IOPS balancing engine. One client operation doesn’t overwhelm all others
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Advanced metadata management
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Inline lossless compression
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Fully checksummed file system providing unprecedented integrity and protection

OPUS Software Platform:
The Pinnacle of OS Integration



Enterprise-grade software platform incorporating an extensible data file system. Provides efficient data striping, resilient data protection, and an integrated web user interface. OPUS is the simplist way to configure, optimize, and manage storage.

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data integrity
and protection

Products protection


data integrity
and protection

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data integrity and protection


OPUS ensures complete data integrity from application to disk using multiple mechanisms. Modified data is always written to unused blocks on disk, assuring the old data is unaffected on disk if the new data writes are corrupt. With no intermediate or unknown states, recovery and consistency scans of the whole file system are not necessary. Additionally, all data and metadata blocks are constantly checksummed, and any corrupted data is repaired in flight.

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replication
and mirroring

Products replication


replication
and mirroring

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Products replication

replication and mirroring


To support mission-critical applications or disaster recovery, OPUS includes a remote replication feature that enables OpenDrives systems to asynchronously replicate data to another remote OpenDrives storage system. A configured project or share at the primary location is automatically replicated to a destination system, providing a consistent copy that can be used as backup or as a standby site for disaster recovery. Multiple remote sites can replicate to a single central OpenDrives system for consolidated DR. It can also be used for distribution purposes such as disseminating copies of new content releases to remote branch offices.

The initial replication copies all data in the source location (a project or share) to the destination site. Subsequent synchronizations only transfer incremental data that has changed at the source location since the previous synchronization.

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snapshots

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snapshots

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snapshots


By allowing unlimited read-only point-in-time copies of a file system, or snapshots, OPUS provides an extremely space-efficient way to store multiple versions of files for use in timely recovery and restore. OPUS replication is also powered by snapshots.

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deduplication

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deduplication

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deduplication


OPUS deduplication technology reduces “on disk” usage by identifying and storing only unique data blocks. This can save significant amounts of capacity depending on the data set. For example, without data deduplication, a 1MB file emailed to 100 people and stored by each on their network share, will result in 100 identical copies of the file. By contrast, in a deduplicated environment, only one copy of the file is stored while the rest are just pointers to that file.

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compression

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compression

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compression


OPUS implements an inline lossless data compression algorithm that performs compression when the data is initially written. This approach has the advantage of avoiding any extra processing and temporary storage required in a post-process implementation. OPUS compression and deduplication features can be enabled on a data set simultaneously for maximum capacity savings.

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zero-downtime
expansion

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zero-downtime
expansion

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zero-downtime expansion


OpenDrives provides storage that scales with no interruption to your business operations by allowing you to seamlessly increase system capacity and performance on the fly without downtime or scheduled outages.

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efficiency

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efficiency

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efficiency


OpenDrives ensures high-density storage by delivering both physical and logical efficiencies. All OpenDrives controllers and expansion devices are 4 rack units (RU) and drive higher capacities at reduced power consumption and rack space usage. OPUS file system structure and data striping layout delivers best-in-class raw to usable capacity ratios, regardless of system size.

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variable
block size

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variable
block size

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variable block size


OpenDrives uses either dynamic or policy-based variable block sizes for writing data. By not using fixed block sizes, OPUS optimizes data reads and writes, increasing speed and eliminating wasted blocks common to traditional storage.

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Products protection

data integrity and protection




OPUS ensures complete data integrity from application to disk using multiple mechanisms. Modified data is always written to unused blocks on disk, assuring the old data is unaffected on disk if the new data writes are corrupt. With no intermediate or unknown states, recovery and consistency scans of the whole file system are not necessary. Additionally, all data and metadata blocks are constantly checksummed, and any corrupted data is repaired in flight.

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Products replication

replication and mirroring




To support mission-critical applications or disaster recovery, OPUS includes a remote replication feature that enables OpenDrives systems to asynchronously replicate data to another remote OpenDrives storage system. A configured project or share at the primary location is automatically replicated to a destination system, providing a consistent copy that can be used as backup or as a standby site for disaster recovery. Multiple remote sites can replicate to a single central OpenDrives system for consolidated DR. It can also be used for distribution purposes such as disseminating copies of new content releases to remote branch offices.

The initial replication copies all data in the source location (a project or share) to the destination site. Subsequent synchronizations only transfer incremental data that has changed at the source location since the previous synchronization.

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Products snapshots

snapshots




By allowing unlimited read-only point-in-time copies of a file system, or snapshots, OPUS provides an extremely space-efficient way to store multiple versions of files for use in timely recovery and restore. OPUS replication is also powered by snapshots.

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Products deduplication

deduplication




OPUS deduplication technology reduces “on disk” usage by identifying and storing only unique data blocks. This can save significant amounts of capacity depending on the data set. For example, without data deduplication, a 1MB file emailed to 100 people and stored by each on their network share, will result in 100 identical copies of the file. By contrast, in a deduplicated environment, only one copy of the file is stored while the rest are just pointers to that file.

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Products compression

compression




OPUS implements an inline data compression algorithm that performs compression when the data is initially written. This approach has the advantage of avoiding any extra processing and temporary storage required in a post-process implementation. OPUS compression and deduplication features can be enabled on a data set simultaneously for maximum capacity savings.

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Products zero

zero-downtime expansion




OpenDrives provides storage that scales with no interruption to your business operations by allowing you to seamlessly increase system capacity and performance on the fly without downtime or scheduled outages.

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Products efficiency

efficiency




OpenDrives ensures high-density storage by delivering both physical and logical efficiencies. All OpenDrives controllers and expansion devices are 4 rack units (RU) and drive higher capacities at reduced power consumption and rack space usage. OPUS file system structure and data striping layout delivers best-in-class raw to usable capacity ratios, regardless of system size.

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Products block

variable block sizes




OpenDrives uses either dynamic or policy-based variable block sizes for writing data. By not using fixed block sizes, OPUS optimizes data writes, increasing speed and eliminating wasted blocks common to traditional storage.

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