Small Tree’s Fibre Channel over Ethernet storage system – ST-FCoE
As the professional audio and video industries continuously seek faster solutions to improve workflow, Small Tree introduces its next generation of storage technology at NAB 2010 (booth SL7425) â€“ GraniteSTOR ST-FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet), for both target and initiator.
Taking advantage of 10 Gigabit Ethernetâ€™s robust throughout capabilities, GraniteSTOR ST-FCoE will offer post-production editors maximum efficiency and ease in handling 10 bit HD uncompressed video or next generation 8k video with the ease of Ethernet.
â€œThe need for high bandwidth, low latency storage for applications such as Smoke and multi-clip editing solutions are driving the need for FCoE technology,â€? said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. â€œTodayâ€™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 10Gb Ethernet in order to offer an optimal workflow environment and our FCoE products are critical in making that happen.â€?
Ideal for Final Cut or any high bandwidth Mac application, Small Treeâ€™s FCoE products will provide exceptional performance due to several new networking features; the most important of which is OS X stack bypass. GraniteSTOR ST-FCoE is more economical than todayâ€™s Fibre Channel solutions as it allows for the benefits of the Fibre Channel protocol over standard Ethernet hardware.
Small Tree will be demonstrating an OS X FCoE initiator and stand alone target at NAB 2010 with one to six 10 Gb ports, a 10 Gb FCoE switch and target solutions starting at 12 TB at a fraction of the cost of a comparable Fibre Channel solution. Additionally, further cost savings will be possible when 10GBase-T FCoE Adapters become common in the marketplace.
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.