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14 STORAGE SOLUTIONS MARCH 2017 STORAGE SOLUTIONS ARCHION'S EDITSTOR SEES SUCCESS IN CANADA LOS ANGELES — Archion Technologies, a provider of high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, reports the rapid adoption of its EditStor in Western Canada, which includes Fusion Cine, a media and entertainment technology vendor, and Great Pacif- ic Media, a producer of factual television content. Both companies have invested regularly in EditStor for large scale post production and broadcast requirements involving high profile TV programming. Fusion Cine's clients include Netflix, AMC, CTV, CBC, Showcase, Amazon and DirecTV. Recent projects have included the Netflix series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detec- tive Agency and Travelers, to name a few. Mark Todorovic, the post division manager for Fu- sion Cine, explains that his company not only sells post equipment like Archion's EditStor, but also rents both post and camera equipment to the TV & film industry in Vancouver. On the post side, Fusion Cine rents ev- erything from a single Avid Media Composer on up to a full, turn-key editorial department, and can drop in a whole set up, including computers, servers, all editorial tech, storage, cabling, desks along with 24/7 support. "We have been selling and using Archion products for about the last seven years now," says Todorovic. "Today, we regularly offer EditStor units to our diverse client base within the media and entertainment industry who use a variety of creative tools, ranging from Avid Media Composer to Adobe CC to DaVinci Resolve, Red, and more. Between our rentals and our sales, we've moved nearly a dozen EditStors units to our customers during the recent past." Among Fusion Cine's clients is Vancouver-based Great Pacific Media (, a pro- ducer of factual television content in Western Canada. GPM's post department employs between 60 and 65 people, and is currently working on five HD TV shows. Those projects include GPM's flagship series Highway Thru Hell, currently in its sixth season; the second season of a sister show out of Ontario called Heavy Rescue 401; two home renovation shows – Save My Reno (shot in Toronto) and Worst to First (shot in Vancouver); and a fifth show entitled Queen of the Oil Patch, which will soon begin production in Edmonton. Jason Mullen, operations manager with Great Pacific Media, says 47 team members are attached to the Ed- itStor. These include 15 Avid editors, writers, producers, show runners, and assistant editors. GPM also does all of its own online and coloring on-site. At present, GPM has four TV shows on one EditStor embellished with three chassis, giving the system 75TBs of storage. QUMULO ADVANCES SCALE-OUT STORAGE SEATTLE — Scale out storage provider Qumulo (www. has announced the next release of Qumulo Core, delivering machine intelligent storage quotas. Qumulo's machine intelligent quotas provide storage administrators with the flexibility to allocate storage resources without the compromises associat- ed with legacy scale-out storage systems. This release of Qumulo Core also brings to market the Qumulo QC360, a new, high-density, storage platform that pro- vides industry leading density, performance and cost. Qumulo Core is a new generation of scale-out stor- age engineered to store and manage unstructured and file-based data at Web-scale. "Unstructured, file-based data is the crown jewel of the modern day enterprise and petabyte scale data storage is the new normal," says Bill Richter, CEO of Qumulo. "Legacy scale-out NAS systems were not built to store and manage data at this scale. Qumulo Core, with machine intelligence built into the file system, ushers in a new platform to store, access and manage file-based data at Web-scale in on-premises data centers and the public cloud." Key features of Qumulo's machine intelligent quotas include native quotas, which are storage quotas built into the file system. They are always up-to-date and in- sync with the file system. The benefits of this approach include a reduction in storage administration time and freedom to move preexisting data and directories between quota domains as needed. Intelligent quotas means every quota is a policy that executes a set of realtime queries. Unlike traditional systems that require tree-walking of the entire directory structure, intelli- gent quotas can be immediately enforced. With the QC360, customers can achieve maximum capacity and cooling efficiency of their data centers, while also achieving tier-one storage performance. The QC360 delivers three petabytes of usable storage and 10GB/s per rack of throughput at less than $.01 per gigabyte per month.

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