Triangle Post Solidifies Storage Environment with Accusys’ Cost-effective, flexible ExaSAN Solutions

Introduction

Triangle Post, based in Toronto, provides media management, colour grading, and audio and video finishing and mastering services. With over 2 decades of experience, Triangle Post offers this full range of post-production services with the most exacting creative and technical standards.

The people at Triangle are among the best in the industry. With proven backgrounds in post, they work both individually and collectively, sharing insight, talent and knowledge to create the polished final master for their clients.

Challenge

With the introduction of UHD in 2013, Triangle began using a single storage system or, “island storage.” With the profileration of UHD in the industry and the necessity to have a system that could reach the high bandwidth demands that are necessary for working with UHD, Triangle needed to re-tool its storage system. Many challenges arose with this. First, as with many players in the industry, shrinking budgets were a concern so a cost-effective solution that could be used for the long haul was necessary. The system would have to be PC-based to match its current environment and allow for any easy transition with its existing data.

Why Accusys

Accusys develops high performance, cost-effective storage solutions that adapt the latest PCIe 3.0 technology that are optimized for the media and entertainment industry meeting the requirements for video bandwidth and storage capacity. The Acccusys ExaSAN lineup range from 8 to 16-bay solutions and are deployed by some of the world’s largest media corporation for post-production purposes.

The A16S3-PS, more than just powerful storage

With support for 16-bays of both SAS and SATA SSD/HDD and performance speeds of over 2500MB/s (read) and 2100 MB/s (write) the A16S3-PS proves to be both powerful and versatile enough to handle most tasks associated with 4K editing software and storage. The A16S3-PS is based on PCIe3.0 technology offering both impressive performance and capacity, which is why production companies select ExaSAN to avoid high costs and the complexities associated with more traditional DAS and SAN solutions.

By taking advantage of the many features of the A16S3-PS, Triangle was able to increase its storage capacity and speed without skipping a beat. “The price-performance benefits of the Accusys A16S3-PS is where the real value lies. This cost-effective solution also allows flexibility in the future with our systems.”

Solution Provider: DAV Solutions Inc.

  • 16 Bay maximum 3 JBOD
  • Compatible with C1M, PCIe to Thunderbolt converter
  • PCIe 3.0 32Gb bandwidth
  • Compatible with 3.5" and 2.5" SATA/SAS enterprise hard disks
  • PCIe SAN ready
  • Redundant power supply
  • 3U Rackmount
  • PCIe * 1
  • SAS / SATA * 16
  • JBOD Expandable * 3
  • RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 01
  • SMART FAN
  • Redundant Power