3000 TB VSTOR Storage Enters Video Domain
it made a powerful entry into the network video industry,
Galactic has been recognized by more and more customers for
the excellent performance and high stability of its products.
From iSCSI storage products to VSTOR storage array, that has
been used in video selections, video blogs, and 3G video applications
on the Internet. Recently, Galactic provided a video company
with a mega VSTOR storage device that weighed 3.5 tons, and
possessed a total storage capacity of 3000 TB. This device
was used to build a high performance, super stability, large
capacity backend video storage system to provide smooth, fast,
stable video selection and live broadcast services during
2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
To ensure unhindered communication, network security and stable
performance and to create an excellent web environment during
the Olympics, a “web blocking” policy was implemented.
During that time all IDC service providers had to stop developing
new business, computer systems could not pass in to or out
of the system room, core equipment could not be rebooted,
configured, or adjusted, therefore there were a lot of factors
that could cause unstable network performance were eliminated
to allow stable transition over a static network. “Web
blocking” was already on the agenda, “golden July”
was the last chance for IDC business operators to upgrade
and maintain the system. Time is money. Now it’s ‘do
or die’ time in the card game of Olympic service providers.
As a specialized server storage R&D and manufacturing
company, Galactic has established close relationship with
a number of web video partners. Galactic is also carrying
out sizeable projects to optimize storage software and hardware,
video storage protocol, video format, and lower level code
such as video data transfer. Bottleneck in video data storage
and transfer that might occur on web TV has been resolved.
With its complete and scientific storage solutions, Galactic
is providing video industry with the most advanced and most
reliable storage systems.
Galactic VSTOR storage system is completely independently
developed. Since its entry into the market, Galactic has been
enjoying unmatched reputation for developing high speed, secure,
super capacity, unique, and unified cross platform internet
data structure systems. It also holds an unmatched advantage
in product technology. Single VSTOR storage equipment can
support multiple host channel communication protocols, such
as iSCSI, InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, SAS, NAS. A logic volume
can be connected with any one of these channels, or with multiple
different channels - the application of so called Hybrid Storage
Networking, which supports up to 8 storage protocol ports
as well as storage port link redundancy and bundling, optimizes
the path for data access, improves storage system’s
read performance. Combining all these with virtual volume
copy feature, performing data copying in virtual storage framework
is 3-5 times faster than regular copying, old method or assistance
from third party tools is no longer needed. Besides, features
such as remote copying, mirroring, storage routing provide
a powerful solution for data and application disaster prevention.
Video industry has very high requirements for storage systems.
During the special time of Olympic Games, in addition to meeting
the demand for huge data volume, storage system is required
to provide quick response time, high stability, and excellent
manageability. Galactic VSTOR storage system uses I/O acceleration
technology, effectively diverges workload on the main bus
and disk I/O, and satisfied the needs for centralized video
storage. VSTOR’s management function running in the
background can monitor and control both channel data and stored
data, hence optimizing the coordination between storage and
front-end applications, and improving storage system’s
data service capability.
Galactic VSTOR storage series also features local mirroring,
storage router, remote copying/mirroring/disaster prevention,
and is the first to function with RAID530,630 advanced data
protection feature, which enable construction of highly effective
and stable storage system with customized configuration based
on specific video applications, and is highly valued by video
business owners. We believe that with advanced technology
and consistent non-stop performance, Galactic VSTOR series
will continue to atop the competition and take leadership
position in a highly competitive storage market and video
storage application domain.
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