GRID

The most innovative take on Scale-Out NAS

ELEMENTS GRID, our node-based distributed file system platform, provides an ultra-fast software-defined storage that is easily scalable to multiple petabyte in capacity and a throughput of numerous GByte/s.

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Key Facts

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Capacity

  • • multiple Exabytes in a single filesystem
  • • starts with as little as 48 Terabyte in a single node
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Speed

• multiple Gigabyte/s

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Scalability

  • • add more nodes to gain capacity, performance and availability
  • • scalable with no downtime required
Product Details

Add capacity and performance – without downtime

Without the need to shut down the file system, nodes can be added on the fly. Appending nodes increases not only capacity but also performance and throughput – while it is unnecessary to rebuild the file system.

No single point of failure, no data loss

Running with EMFS (ELEMENTS Media File System), ELEMENTS GRID is a remarkably fault tolerant high-reliability server cluster with no single point of failure. The distributed file system with automated data integrity check increases data security – when a disk or even an entire nodes fails, all data is still fully available.

Optimized for media with unique workflow tools

ELEMENTS GRID with EMFS is designed for highly demanding media workflows by providing high throughput and low latencies, supporting the native file system client and all standard protocols (SMB, AFP, NFS). In addition, GRID is equipped with the full set of ELEMENTS‘ unique workflow enhancement tools, including native Avid support. Even the Media Library can be enabled.

Product Features

More than media storage

Discover our unique features that make your daily work less complicated and more efficient – with intuitive tools that ease your workflow.

Tech-Specs

  • Chassis • 2U rack-mountable with up to 24 hard drives per node • 4U rack-mountable with up to 24 hard drives per node
  • Capacity • multiple Exabytes in a single filesystem
    • starts with as little as 48 Terabyte in a single node
  • Speed • multiple Gigabyte/s
  • Scalability • add more nodes to gain capacity, performance and availability
    • scalable with no downtime required
  • Weight • approx. 55,0 kg (including 24 x 3,5"hard disks) / per node
  • Power • 1320 W (primary) / per node
  • Dimensions • L x W x H 725mm x 465mm x 180mm / per node
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FAQ

Why is shared storage for media workflows important?
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What kind of automated tasks can ELEMENTS perform?
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Can I share my assets between Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and other editing applications?
How do I access the ELEMENTS interface?
Do I need Fibre Channel or 10Gb Ethernet?