Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
12/9/2008 6:28 AM
Small Tree Communications
, designer and manufacturer of cost-effective networking and shared storage products for professional video and audio editors, will introduce its GraniteSTOR family of shared storage solutions at Macworld 2009 (booth 3534-G, North Hall). First in Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR product line is
, an ATA over Ethernet protocol shared storage solution.
Designed specifically for audio/video editors and graphic artists looking for economical, functional and easy to manage shared storage solutions that are direct attached, Small Tree’s EasyAoE offers exceptional value and abundant features for shared storage needs.
Providing robust, consistent performance over Ethernet networks or directly attached to a server while offering optimal cost-efficiency, GraniteSTOR EasyAoE is a fast (greater than 500MB/sec), economical solution with two 10 Gigabit or six 1 Gigabit Ethernet connections with up to 24 hot swap SATA disks. Available in 4-, 16- or 24-drive configurations, GraniteSTOR EasyAoE can be used as either a JBOD or RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 with automatic global spares. Additionally, continuous testing fixes SATA disk “soft failures.”
“With GraniteSTOR EasyAoE we’re offering a scalable, high-performance storage solution that meets the needs of the Final Cut, Pro Tools and Photoshop users,” states Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. “In this economy it’s more critical than ever that projects be completed on budget and on time. Delays caused by poor system performance will no longer be tolerated. If facilities want to maintain client satisfaction, they have to be using the technology that allows them to meet deadlines and budgetary restrictions more efficiently.”
Small Tree Communications is the Mac Networking Expert, making networking child’s play. Small Tree provides a complete portfolio of Ethernet-based networking and storage solutions for Apple Mac OS X customers. Small Tree’s team of networking developers has extensive experience in high performance computing, and knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers. Small Tree also provides contracted programming services for the Department of Defense. For more information about the company and its products, please call 1-866-STC4MAC (1-866-782-4622), or visit www.small-tree.com.