At the 2016 NAB Show, Scale Logic Inc. (SLI) demoed its Genesis HyperMDC, a high-performance metadata cluster supporting the HyperFS file system.The HyperMDC addresses enterprise storage needs by simplifying the implementation and administration of HyperFS.
The new Genesis HyperMDC features a purpose-built scale-out NAS and SAN metadata controller with additional storage options and/or open architecture platform support.The HyperMDC is designed for media and entertainment workflows in post production, sports broadcast, visual effects and other specialized areas.
HyperMDC offers two configurations: the 100S and the 200D. As a metadata controller, the 100S allows for high performance while allowing users to make their own storage choices. The 200D takes the performance of the 100S and adds high availability, with fully redundant, low-latency, metadata leveraging, dual controller RAID and bonded network and fabric. Either choice provides the best in metadata controllers for HyperFS.
eMAM has worked with SLI’s application engineering team to qualify a very specific customer requirement that included SLI’s HyperMDC, MXF Server and SGL Archive Management, as well as the Empress Media Asset Manager. Empress has engaged with the SLI team for years, and its ability to use SLI’s interoperability lab enables it to qualify storage and networking solutions, as well as the interactions of the entire deployment with many creative applications. Hitachi Data Systems also has partnered with SLI, and the companies have jointly deployed shared storage solutions worldwide.