K2 10G Raid Storage Systems

High-Performance Online, Production and Cost-Effective Nearline Shared Storage

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K2 10G Raid Storage Systems Insights & Highlights
Online Storage
Production SAN For Ingest & Editing
Cost Effective Nearline Storage
Direct Attached External Storage

Online Storage

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.

Production SAN For Ingest & Editing

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.

Cost Effective Nearline Storage

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.

Direct Attached External 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.