LONGMONT, Colo., April 3, 2014 — Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative storage systems, today announced its new AssuredSAN™ 4004 models, including the new high-density Ultra48, will be showcased with several best-of-breed video post-production solutions at NAB Show 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 7-10.
NAB attendees will see how Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 solutions deliver optimal storage performance for HD, UHD and 4K resolution video workflows, as evidenced by newly published benchmarks and live show-floor demonstrations. Designed to accelerate video streaming, and support virtually any post-production environment including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage solutions are fully optimized for today's advanced workflows.
"The rapid emergence of 4K video in post-production workflows is driving the need for high-capacity storage solutions that also deliver high-performance throughput," said Joe Swanson, vice president of marketing and business development, Dot Hill Systems. "With Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage our customers don't need to choose between performance and reliability for their most valuable assets. Dot Hill storage solutions provide both certified 99.999% availability and best in class performance."
Dot Hill will demonstrate its AssuredSAN 4004 solutions, which support multiple streams of content in HD (1920×1080), UHD (3840×2160) and 4K (4096×2160) resolutions, in the post-production area of the South Hall, at booth SL 13905. Attendees will see the unique, new Ultra48 AssuredSAN, high-density 2U array with 48 drives, and other 4004 models running high definition and 4K content with:
• Adobe® Premiere Pro CC video editing software
• Autodesk Flame for high-quality finishing
• Colorfront Express Dailies for creation of dailies
• SGO Mistika for stereoscopic 3D editing
Dot Hill AssuredSAN solutions will also be featured in exhibits by ATTO Technology, SGO, and Digital Film Technology GmbH.
Benchmark Studies Highlight Exceptional Video Post-Production Workflow Performance
Dot Hill recently published hard numbers to substantiate the superior performance of AssuredSAN 4004 storage in 4K, UHD and HD video post production workflows. Through commonly used codecs and an industry standard benchmark, the Dot Hill report documents how the AssuredSAN architecture delivers outstanding performance for high-end video editing applications. In this demanding test, the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage systems demonstrated two simultaneous streams of uncompressed 4K video.
"Editors rely on Adobe Premiere Pro CC to work in real-time with HD, UHD and 4K formats," said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. "The combination of Adobe Premiere Pro CC's advanced features and the outstanding performance of AssuredSAN 4004 storage allows post-production editors to easily complete sophisticated projects on time."
"Autodesk has more than twenty years of innovative, production-proven creative tools to help artists meet the challenges of today's creative environment. The Dot Hill AssuredSAN platform provides the versatility we need to provide Autodesk Flame artists industry-leading post-production solutions," said Steve McNeill, director, product management and development, Autodesk. "Autodesk integrates AssuredSAN storage offerings as part of our turnkey solution for 4K visual effects and finishing because Dot Hill's versatile storage architecture provides outstanding reliability and power."
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider is a key Dot Hill partner in the media & entertainment (M&E) marketplace. "Post-production professionals face a number of workflow challenges in today's digital environments," said Jon Guess, president, ALT Systems. "That's why we partner with Dot Hill to provide storage solutions that are designed to handle the unique demands of M&E customers."
Dot Hill AssuredSAN Storage Solutions: Designed for Advanced Workflows
AssuredSAN storage systems provide the ideal high-performance storage platforms for workflows using Adobe Creative Cloud, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Flame Premium, Colorfront On-Set Dailies or any application demanding extreme streaming performance and proven reliability. AssuredSAN shared storage solutions allow post-production editors to leverage and access the same video assets from multiple editing suites at the same time. With accelerated read-write performance and tremendous versatility, Dot Hill's AssuredSAN models speed up production and rendering, while virtually eliminating dropped frames. The rock solid Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 384 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and over 99.999 percent availability.
Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 solutions leverage the company's ninth-generation RAID stack, which delivers up to 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) from disk, sustained sequential read performance of up to 6400 MB/second and writes of up to 5300 MB/second. The Dot Hill RAID Companion Processor allows 4004 solutions to deliver dramatic performance gains at very aggressive price points. AssuredSAN 4004 solutions also integrate the performance tuning and optimizations of previous-generation AssuredSAN 4000 models to deliver differentiated randomized sequential I/O performance. Dot Hill's latest firmware utilizes a proprietary multi-stream processing algorithm that analyzes workloads and fine tunes options to optimize the performance of specific kinds of demanding workloads, delivering better response times and meeting service level agreements.