As the professional audio and video industries continuously seek faster solutions to improve workflow, Small Tree will preview its GraniteSTOR FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) product â€“ the next generation SAN technology â€“ at Macworld Expo 2010 (booth 647).
Taking advantage of 10 Gigabit over Ethernetâ€™s robust throughout capabilities, GraniteSTOR FCoE will provide post-production editors with maximum efficiency while easily handling 10 bit HD uncompressed video or next generation 8k video.
â€œLeading-edge companies like Red Camera are going to drive the need for FCoE technology,â€? said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. â€œSure, todayâ€™s SAN technology works well with current applications such as ProRes HQ and ProRes 444, but with the ongoing shift to HD, tomorrowâ€™s storage systems will need to work seamlessly over 10GbE in order to offer an optimal workflow environment. FCoE is critical in making that happen.â€?
Ideal for both Final Cut
and Pro Tools users, Small Treeâ€™s FCoE storage technology produces exceptional system performance due to several new networking features; most important of which is OS X stack bypass. Itâ€™s also more economical than todayâ€™s Fibre Channel solutions.
â€œA recently installed Fibre Channel 16 TB storage system for four clients would cost $20,000 less with FCoE,â€? stated Seeber. â€œThat includes the storage, SSD (solid-state drives), 10Gb cards for all four clients and a 6-port 10Gb card in the server. The power of a 6-port 10Gb card eliminates the need for a 10Gb switch, which leads to substantial cost savings.â€?
According to Seeber, further cost savings from FCoE will result as 10GBase-T becomes common in the marketplace. Previewing its FCoE technology for OS X at Macworld, Small Tree expects its complete FCoE solution to be available by April.
Designer of simple-to-install, affordable Mac-based networking and shared storage products, Small Tree is the premier multi-port Ethernet networking technology provider for OS X customers, enabling cost effective Ethernet shared storage technology. For more information about the company and its products, please call 1-866-STC4MAC (1-866-782-4622), or visit www.small-tree.com or follow Small Tree on Twitter @smalltreecomm.