Of all the technologies required for today’s entertainment infrastructure, storage remains one of the most crucial. Without the ability to store data in an efficient and reliable fashion, everything breaks down.

Below we highlight some of today’s key advances in storage technology, with each providing a technical breakdown of why they could be the solution to your needs.

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Quantum helps customers “power what’s next” and meet ever-increasing production challenges: more higher-resolution content, more cameras, more content reuse, and more platforms for delivery. And with its converged architecture, Quantum’s Xcellis Workflow Storage offers built-in NAS capabilities that allow content to be shared between IP and Fibre Channel SAN clients, while its tighter storage footprint allows customers to start smaller and scale smoothly and indefinitely. For even greater convergence, Xcellis can reduce cost and space requirements by running embedded applications in a hypervisor on its workflow director: media asset management, transcode, render, production automation and more.

What you’ll find in Quantum’s techToolbox:

White Paper – StorNext Pro Solutions

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Scale Logic engineers and deploys media-centric storage solutions for file-based workflows. These solutions are designed specifically for customers requiring high-performance, scalable data storage and network infrastructure, including Scale-Out NAS, SAN, and archive… from entry-level and mid-tier storage solutions, to global enterprise platforms.

What you’ll find in Scale Logic’s techToolbox:

Video – Bowstring Studios discusses their use of HyperFS and the Genesis Unlimited

White Paper – Scale Logic deploys a complete solution consisting of primary storage with backup and archive for Media Loft.


Harmonic provides broadcasters, post and service providers, and other media companies, with emerging video capabilities that are ready to deploy globally. The company’s products range from contribution and production to distribution, including shared storage systems optimized for post-production media workflows.

What you’ll find in Harmonic’s techToolbox:

Video – Powering Media Workflows with the MediaGrid 4000

White Paper – Collaborative Post Production


Panasas offers new performance in digital production with proven, reliable technology that takes on the most complex and challenging tasks. The new Panasas DirectFlow for Mac protocol accelerates workflows with advances in parallel data throughput that leverage the seamless scalability and instant availability of Panasas ActiveStor performance scale-out NAS.

What you’ll find in Panasas’ techToolbox:

Video – DirectFlow for Mac

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