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K2 10G RAID Storage Systems
Cost-Effective, High Performance Server Storage

Your server and storage environment needs to operate at the highest levels of efficiency, security, and availability. With Grass Valley's K2 10G RAID Storage System, you'll fully optimize your media server system, significantly increase capacity and bandwidth, and cost-effectively support multiple online, nearline, and standalone storage configurations.

With SAS storage drives, 8 Gb/s Fiber Channel hardware RAID controllers, redundant connectivity, hot-swappable power supplies, and high-performance bandwidth delivery, it's easy to see that with K2 10G RAID, you'll have the highest scalable capacity and performance you want, with the bandwidth and redundancy you need.

Small form factor and high-capacity drives lead to higher density storage that can save you on complexity and cost. K2 systems require fewer components and less rack space, so you'll also save on equipment and space.

Plus, K2 is eco-friendly with a certified high-efficiency power supply, providing a platform to incorporate as many power-saving components as possible—and significantly reduced cooling costs.

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Total bandwidth and storage is scalable to fit any application precisely. K2 10G scales from lower-priced systems that support from 4 to approximately 20 channels, to mid-range systems that go up to approximately 50 channels. Even larger configurations can support hundreds of HD channels, several thousand MB/s of bandwidth, and hundreds of TBs of capacity for creating the very largest video server systems. Any basic K2 online storage system can be made more redundant by adding a backup server, switch, and RAID controller. Shown here is a simple redundant system which can also gain more FTP bandwidth through the addition of dedicated FTP servers.

For ingest and editing applications, a production version of K2 10G storage is available with higher capacity 7.2k SAS drives. This works well for use cases where content is ingested and then edited in a shared environment. To accommodate editing systems and to increase performance, write caching is activated. When material is finished, it is pushed via file transfers to another K2 system for playout. Specifically, Production storage is made up of K2 Summit servers for ingest, NLEs for editing, and distributed K2 Summit servers for playout.

K2 nearline systems offer cost-effective storage without sacrificing support for high-bandwidth file transfers. Featuring RAID-6 protection with up to 400 MB/s of bandwidth, it can scale up to 432 TB of raw storage.

For direct attached K2 clients with larger stand-alone storage requirements, a RAID system can be connected with up to 900 TB of raw RAID-protected external storage, without requiring a SAN.

  • Multiple options to meet the exacting requirements for online, production, and nearline storage
  • Storage architecture supports 10k RPM SAS drives for highest-performance online storage or 7.2k SAS drives for lowest cost/GB of storage
  • Uses the latest IT technologies for best price/performance:
    • 7.2k or 10k RPM SAS drives
    • 10 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity
    • 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity
  • Highest bandwidth in the industry
  • Scalable bandwidth – easily add to existing systems
  • Scalable storage – easily add non-destructively to existing systems
  • High availability – redundant components include hot-swappable power supplies, fans, disk drives, RAID controllers, mirrored system drives
  • Systems can be built simply with fewer components, in less rack space, for higher reliability
  • Open-storage technology supports industry standards:
    • CIFS for broad access to video/audio files
    • MXF/GXF/QuickTime wrappers
    • FTP for standard file transfer operability
    • Built-in QOS with dynamic-bandwidth allocation guarantees available video/audio bandwidth while sharing the rest for edit clients and file transfers
  • 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel RAID controllers offer highest performance available
  • Advanced eco-friendly energy saving technology:
    • Low-power CPU
    • Autonomous control
    • 80PLUS GOLD certified high-efficiency power supply
    • Incorporates as many power saving components as possible
    • A significant reduction in the total number of components.
    • Can be used in 40°C (104°F) environments, reducing cooling costs
Server Chassis Specifications
Power Requirements:
  • Voltage: 110/220V
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Consumption: 670 W
Dimensions and Weight:
  • Height: 1 RU, 43 cm (1.7 in.)
  • Width: 45 cm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 77 cm (30.4 in.)
  • Weight: 16.3 kg (35.8 lbs.)
  • Operational temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80%
  • Operating maximum vibration: 0.25G
  • Operating altitude: -16m to 3,048m (-50 ft. to 10,000 ft.)
  • System drives: Yes
  • Power supplies: Yes
  • Cooling/fans: Yes
10 Gb/s iSCSI Ports: 1 on K2 iSCSI servers
10 Gb/s FTP/CIFS Ports: 1 on FTP/NAS heads
1 Gb/s FTP/CIFS Ports: 1 on K2 iSCSI servers
8 Gb/s Fibre Channel Ports: 2

RAID Chassis Specifications
Power Requirements:
  • Voltage: 110-240 VAC ±10%
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Consumption: 660 VA/640W
  • Primary chassis power: 2,118 BTU/W
  • Expansion chassis power: 1,470 BTU/W
Dimensions and Weight:
  • Height: 2 RU, 86 cm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 44 cm (17.5 in.)
  • Depth: 54 cm (21.3 in.)
  • Weight with 24 drives:
    • Main chassis: 31 kg (68 lbs.)
    • Expansion chassis: 29 kg (64 lbs.)
  • Operational temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
  • Operating relative humidity: 10% to 80%
  • Non-operating relative humidity: 5% to 80%
  • Operating maximum vibration: 0.25G
  • Power supplies: Yes
  • Cooling/fans: Yes
  • Controllers: Optional
Fibre Channel interface: 2 X 8 Gb/s ports
Drives per Chassis:
  • 12 X 3.5 inch drives per chassis for production and nearline storage with 7 expansion chassis. Total drives=96
  • 24 X 2.5 inch drives per chassis for online and direct attached storage with 3 expansion chassis. Total drives=96
Total drives per controller: 144
Expansion chassis per controller: 11
Cache memory: 4 GB
  • Total: 100-800 MB/s
  • FTP/CIFS: 100 MB/s
March 31, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 31, 2014 — Broadcasting System of San-in, BSS TV, a commercial broadcaster in the San-in region of Japan, is combining business flexibility, operational excellence, and outstanding image performance with new, fully integrated broadcast solutions from Grass Valley®. BSS implemented an LDX Compact Premiere™ advanced imaging camera for its small news studio, as well as three K2 Summit® media servers, a Concerto™ multi- & mixed-format routing switcher, five Jupiter™ routing switcher control solutions, five EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear video editing software solutions, and K2 SAN storage for its news operation. Together, this new end-to-end suite of products will enable BSS to quickly and efficiently deliver news, weather, and other timely information to viewers in the Shimane and Tottori areas of Japan.
December 2, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 2, 2013Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley's EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.

K2 Media Server & Storage Platform Solution Datasheet

The K2 media server and storage platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the most extensive and flexible line of media servers,storage and integrated playout devices in the industry. Leveraging open-standard IT components and technologies, the K2 platform brings the benefits of mainstream computer industries to the broadcast enterprise — including the latest advances in processing power and storage capacity with ease of integration, and streamlined operation and management.

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