High-end Post Production


Optimized for film content

The continuous introduction of better hardware, new cameras, more powerful NLEs, and a mass of new plugins present a double edged sword. On one side, these tools promise to make it easier to tell better stories faster. On the other side, production houses run in a continuous state of uncertainty by relying on old platforms that are not able anymore to cope with content growth and bandwidth need.
 

To support all the functions of a full digital intermediate (DI) process facility’s networks and storage platforms must be built on an advanced high-bandwidth and guaranteed performance backbone infrastructure. Technologies like 10Gb Ethernet are available to address these requirements. Each of these protocols offer sstitched fabric for flexibility, high QoS, and guaranteed bandwidth on demand.

 

The need

  • Conform and edit SD, HD, 2K and 4K material in real time
  • Handle the core tasks in your DI mastering workflows on one platform
  • Realize a large variety of DI steps
  • Stable content access and full reliability
  • Process uncompressed data, such as DPX, OpenEXR, TIFF 8/10/12 or 16 bit in real time
  • Excellent interoperability with third-party applications
  • Guaranteed write/read access
 

Our solution
 

guaranteed performance.
predictable.

WARP is designed specifically for high end postproduction workflows, proven in many of the world’s most demanding video environments. It is a highly linear scaled clustered storage and computing platform to sustain real-time workflows. Its high-performance software-based file-management platform allows to dramatically increase your workflow productivity by running applications directly on the WARP where needed. The WARP cluster creates a unified pool of highly efficient storage, with a proven 100% storage utilization rate at a guaranteed and predictable performance. Therefore, less physical storage is required to house the same amount of data - reducing capital and operating costs.

Full speed access through DPX prefetching

Due to WARP's expertise to store DPX files in the cache of the specific client node, data does not have to be retrieved from the disk every time a file is asked. Full speed file access is granted resulting in more efficency and performance.

For all clients

WARP makes it possible for both MAC and Linux clients to access data in a 10GBit network. These bandwidths are crucial to cope with 4K and higher resolution material.

Real time DPX performance

WARP allows real time DPX performance for all your applications.

Stable platform

WARP enables to move around a lot of storage content in real time and work up to 4 K UHDTV in a stable environement. This is proven already in various installations across Europe.

High-performance computing power

Even the most demanding applications, e.g. VFX can run directly on the high-performance computing platform

No cost surprises

Expand efficently without any cost suprise down the line. WARP scales up linearly and is hence the key platform for any media centric organisation.

Less maintenance

WARP scatters data across all the discs making de-fragmentation obsolete. Hence less maintanance is required allowing you to focus on what really counts: your work and content.


WARP high performance storage cluster

Rock-solid reliable, efficient and scalable storage solutions with guaranteed performance.

KEY BENEFITS

Unlike traditional storage solutions the WARP high performance production platform provides you with measurable & proven features:

  • Stable performance at 99% filling factor
  • Throughput up to 1 TByte/s
  • Increase network efficiency by factor 6-8
  • 100 % bandwidth utilization
  • 3x independent linear scalable: capacity, throughput and computing
  • 0 packet loss

 

Guaranteed Performance

Independent of the load of the system WARP is outstanding through its specialized and tuned disk arrangement optimized for digital media. In particular this arrangement guarantees predictable performance for each disk allowing the WARP Cluster File System guarantee sustained parallel performance to all users, applications and storage across the whole platform.

Linear scalability

WARP is perfectly linear scalable in processing power, storage throughput and storage capacity. WARP allows you to scale up linearly in order to grow instantly to meet your specific business needs.

Predictability of Performance & Costs

SDNsquare prevents premature high investments caused by over-provisioning due to uncertainty. We make your cost of operation predictable and allow you to start new projects with certainty in performance and delivery.

HIGH EFFICIENCY

The patented SDN2 network technology provides the storage cluster with high performance by filling up each data link to 100%. This is possible due to the overall predictability of the system.

 

WARP MANAGEMENT INTERFACE

The user-friendly WARP web interface allows to create shares and quotas in a very easy way. You can create different users as well as group of users and manage them according to your needs. Create snapshots and restore them, whenever you need them.