XStream ST

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A heritage of storage innovation
For over a decade EditShare has delivered highly scalable shared storage systems that enable media professionals to deliver outstanding content. With our companion asset management and archiving solutions, EditShare media storage solutions have increased productivity at over 3500 broadcast and media enterprises around the globe.

Meet XStream ST, the newest member of the awardwinning EditShare media storage line. With affordablypriced 24 and 48 TB configurations, XStream ST meets the budget, storage and size needs of smaller production facilities and creative teams. Although it’s priced like a JBOD, its feature set is anything but JBOD! XStream ST enables editors on any Windows or Mac OS NLE client to safely share media assets and project spaces. And every XStream ST system also includes our comprehensive Flow Media Asset Management solution. Thus XStream ST equips the smallest facility with everything they need to efficiently produce, store, manage and monetize media assets.

Storage configurations
XStream ST is available in two versions. The smaller provides 20TB of RAID6 – protected shared storage (24TB raw in a compact 2U shelf. The larger version delivers 40TB of RAID6 – protected storage (48TB raw) in the same form factor. XStream ST storage servers incorporate 1+1 hotswappable power supplies, 1+1+1 hot-swappable fans and 1+1 operating system drives for unprecedented reliability in an entry-level system

Media asset management
Flow media asset management platform provides a powerful toolset for the creative control of all files during the production process. From ingest to delivery, Flow will tag, organize and manage your media assets. Flow Automation can handle any repetitive, routine task including transcoding, duplicating and sending confirmation emails and notices. AirFlow, a web-based browse application lets remote users browse, search and download high res or proxy files to support review & approve processes, remote editing or other emerging tasks. For high res workflows, Flow also supports scan and proxy support for 4K and image sequences such as DPX.

Managing XStream ST storage
EditShare Connect enables XStream ST system administrators to easily manage user accounts and privileges, to establish shared media and project spaces, to define quotas and to perform other system-level tasks. With EditShare Connect, there’s no need to interrupt users for minor tasks like adding users or for major tasks such as the addition of an entirely new storage node to an XStream server group.

Managing XStream ST storage EditShare Connect enables XStream ST system administrators to easily manage user accounts and privileges, to establish shared media and project spaces, to define quotas and to perform other system-level tasks. With EditShare Connect, there’s no need to interrupt users for minor tasks like adding users or for major tasks such as the addition of an entirely new storage node to an XStream server group.

Product highlights

Scalability
The EditShare Extreme Scalable Architecture enables an XStream ST storage server to be expanded by adding a new storage node to the server group. The process of adding nodes is completely transparent to existing users of the system. There is no limit to the number of XStream ST nodes that can be included in an EditShare server group.

Availability
XStream ST storage system employ RAID6 protection against disk drive failures and redundant 1+1 power supplies and OS drives and 1+1+1 fans to protect against hardware failures. Power supplies, media drives, OS drives and fans are hot-swappable for uninterrupted operation and fast MTTR.

EditShare project sharing
Project sharing lets editors draw on the same central pool of media and work in the same project simultaneously, freely and safely sharing raw material, bins and sequences.

Powerful, easy connectivity
Media-optimized 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE ports allow XStream ST to deliver large stream counts with simple, ubiquitous, cost-effective networking equipment.

Realtime collaboration
XStream ST supports Avid Media Composer®, AvidDS, Final Cut Pro, Lightworks, Adobe® Premiere Pro®, Adobe After Effects®, EDIUS, Pro Tools and more.

No per-seat client licenses
Many shared storage solutions require users to purchase licenses for each client device attached to the system. This can sometimes be a barrier to productivity and always lengthens the recovery time for the investment. Like all other members of the XStream family of media storage products, XStream ST requires no per-seat client licenses.