ICE SAN has been specifically tailored for playout operations to deliver exceptional performance in speed and bandwidth. By adding SAN shared storage, your playout solution can benefit from fast turnaround of media, allowing incoming signals to be simultaneously recorded and played out by any of your connected playout channels. The SAN’s single, large-scale storage removes the transfer bottlenecks associated with separate storage and nearline NAS storage.
Grass Valley has partnered with Quantum to provide a SAN solution focused on the needs of playout, and uses both Quantum’s QXS-448 SAN and Quantum’s StorNext 6 file system.
Storage capacity of 57 TB (after RAID)
Approximately 1,000 hours of content storage at 100 Mb/s
Multiple streams of high bandwidth input and output video
Supports simultaneous live ingest, file transfer and playout
Tested for worst case scenarios including rebuilding two failed disks while continuing playout
Enterprise Class 1 SAS disks for sustained reliability in media-based applications
Fiber connected ingest and playout servers for increased bandwidth
Highly resilient with automatic rebuild using global hotspare disks, in addition to RAID protection
SAN solution integrates into a Morpheus Media Management solution for automatic media transfers
Storage Capacity Maximum number of chassis: 1
Total media disk capacity: 72 TB
Media capacity after RAID (8+2): 57.6 TB
Usable (reduce for 20% headroom): 51 TB
Storage Disks Drives: 1.8 TB, 10k SAS, 2.5-inch*
Metadata RAID-1: 2 pairs
Global hotspares: 4
File System Media storage: Quantum StorNext 6
MDC and FTP OS: Windows Server 2016
Rated for 1.7 GB/s for ICE use
Includes on-air disk rebuilds
(MDC) Metadata Controllers 1 RU Windows Servers**: 2
FTP (File Transfers) 1 RU Windows Servers**: 2
Refer to Grass Valley Sales Engineering for transfer bandwidth
Storage Dimensions – SAN Chassis Rack units: 2 RU
Height: 8.9 cm (3.5 in.)
Width: 44.7 cm (17.6 in.)
Depth: 77.7 cm (30.6 in.)
Chassis weight: 21.8 kg (48 lbs.)
Weight with 48 drives: 34 kg (74.9 lbs.)
MDC servers**: 2x 1 RU
FTP servers**: 2x 1 RU
Environment Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Shipping temperature: -5°C to 70°C (-23°F to 158°F) Note: Derate 2°C for every km, up to 3,000 meters
Operating humidity: 10% to 90% RH @ 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
Nonoperating humidity: Up to 93% RH @ 40°C (104°F), non-condensing
* Disks are not self encrypting
** Grass Valley provides Dell R440 servers. Refer to Grass Valley’s server specifications document for the latest specs.
ICE SAN QXS-448 Front Angle View
ICE SAN As Part of a Wider Grass Valley Playout and Mam Solution
4x StorNext Client Licences for MDC and FTP servers
StorNext High Availability License
ICE-SAN-CLT-001 Client Licenses Package — per connected ICE unit
Dual Port Fiber Card, 16 GB (QLogic QLE2672)
StorNext 6 Client License for each ICE unit
ICE client support for each connected ICE.
Install and commissioning for first SAN
Install and commissioning for each additional SAN at the same time and location.
ICE SAN QXS-448: Shared Content Storage for Ingest and Playout Datasheet
When your playout workflows require large-scale ICE storage, and you want to avoid the file transfer times associated with nearline NAS or archive systems, use a directly attached SAN for instant access to your media.
ICE SAN has been specifically tailored for playout operations by Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to deliver exceptional performance in speed and bandwidth.
Posted Jan 14 2019 (GVB-1-0753A-EN-DS) File Size: 1.1 MB
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