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Leveraging Aspera Files to build a Data Grid

As presented by CEO Michelle Munson at the 2015 Creative Storage Conference, AsperaSoft is releasing Aspera Files, the new on-demand SaaS offering that allows any organization to quickly create a basic Data Grid for the fast, easy and secure exchange of file-based content across multiple cloud storage and on-premises storage systems.

Sharing is an easy drag-and-drop process regardless of content location and workspace, and the content remains private with easy peering with trusted 3rd parties. Built on Aspera FASP, transfer speed and content scale is truly unlimited - there are no file size limits, no speed limits, and companies may use any combination of storage types with Aspera's high-speed transfer.

To find out more about leveraging Aspera Files to create your own global Data Grid, contact the Daystrom architecture team.

Daystrom Sponsors Post-NAB RDMA Event

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) provides fast, low-latency, zero-copy networking that bypasses the CPU, and works with both Ethernet & Infiniband. So why is it that few in Media leverage RDMA’s speed in production, especially when new FLASH storage ‘cries out’ for fast connections?

Join Daystrom at the Post-NAB April 2015 MESS (Media Entertainment and Scientific Systems)-LA event, and get the latest on RDMA for Linux, Windows,  & Mac, as well as a technical drill-down on how RDMA can transform media operations. Don’t miss this High-Speed-MESS event!

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Daystrom / Open Drives Partnership for 4K Storage + Data Grids

Daystrom Technology Group is pleased to announce a new partnership with Open Drives Inc. of Los Angeles to deliver fast 4K Production Storage to major projects and facilities throughout North America.

The Open DrivesVelocity and Exos platforms deliver the industry’s best balance of Cost-per-Usable-Terabyte vs. performance, enabling filmmakers to keep all production assets online throughout the editorial and visual fx process. Open Drives advanced storage architecture reduces VFX turn around, enables conform during editorial, and greatly increases DI efficiency by transparently shifting data from one storage type to another based on workload and data profile; this allows Open Drives to deliver solutions with advanced ‘Enterprise’ features and performance at price-points more inline to finite media budgets.

Please click here to read more.

OpenShift by RedHat wins Infoworld's Technology Of the Year Award!

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that OpenShift by Red Hat, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, has received InfoWorld’s 2015 Technology of the Year award. The annual awards identify the best and most innovative products in the IT landscape, selected by IDG’s InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested by InfoWorld during the past year. OpenShift was the only PaaS offering – and one of the only open source offerings – to receive the award, emerging as the top PaaS offering in InfoWorld’s testing. InfoWorld lauded OpenShift for its ability to support high application densities and standard continuous integration.

Red Hat is among the only technology vendors to offer a full family of open PaaS solutions: OpenShift Origin, the open source PaaS project; OpenShift Online, a commercial public PaaS offering; and OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise private PaaS product. OpenShift delivers to developers a cloud application platform with a choice of programming languages, frameworks and application lifecycle tools to build and run their applications. The platform provides built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java and the capability for developers to add their own languages. OpenShift also supports many popular frameworks, including Java EE, Spring, Play and Rails.

The InfoWorld Technology of the Year award is the latest of several recent awards for OpenShift. Red Hat's PaaS offering received two Best of Open Source Software Awards in late 2014, honoring the best open source application development tools and best open source datacenter and cloud software. OpenShift also won the 2014 SIIA CODiE Best Cloud Platform-as-a-Service award and the 2014 American Technology Awards


Object Storage goes 4K with Nautilus

nautilus 4kstorageFOUNDRY announced the release of Nautilus 4K (N4K), a high-performance version of their popular software-defined storage (SDS) series. The N4K is specifically designed for the real-time throughput requirements of digital media, high-resolution content, and big data streams.

Nautilus 4K unites the low-cost and versatility of object storage with the high throughput and real-time performance of RAID data storage. Developed for HD, 2K, 4K, and ultra high-definition resolutions, the N4K is an open source platform that features an HA cluster design and delivers expansive bandwidth as the system scales out, even for high frame rate (HFR) workloads delivered to a single workstation.

Read more here.

NVMe Arrives! What is it?

NVMe is an innovative host controller interface allowing hot-swap access for SSDs through the PCIe bus. The data bandwidth is 5x faster than traditional SATAIII interface while reducing I/O latency, making NVMe perfect for multi-core architectures, SR-IOV and data-intensive virtualized workloads. Daystrom partners Quanta (OCP server/storage manufacturer) and storageFOUNDRY have both released products supporting NVMe storage via the ExpressBay interface. To learn more about the advantages of NVMe and it’s long-term impact on the industry, contact Daystrom.

Brocade Releases Seriously Dense 36x40G switch

The Brocade VDX 6940-36Q is a fixed 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch in a 1U form factor. It offers 36 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and can be deployed as a spine or leaf switch. Each 40 GbE port can be broken out into four independent 10 GbE SFP+ ports, providing a total of 144 10 GbE SFP+. Key features:

  • Zero-touch scale-out through auto-forming fabric based on VCS Fabric technology
  • Industry best 10 GbE and 40 GbE density for a fixed switch
  • Optimized packet buffer yields ultra-low latency for better application performance
  • Seamlessly unifies physical and virtual resources with Brocade VCS Gateway for NSX
  • Up to 32 "Unified" ports supporting both Ethernet and Fiberchannel

Read more or contact the networking experts at Daystrom.

Now Offering OpenShift+OpenStack

What is OpenShift? OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in any cloud environment: private, public, or hybrid. With OpenShift your developers do what they do best - code. Offering a choice of programming languages and frameworks, databases and development tools, OpenShift allows your developers to get the job done, using the languages and tools they already know and trust. Including:

  • Web Console, Command-line, or IDE
  • Java(EE6), Ruby, PHP, Python, and Perl
  • Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud
  • Automatic application scaling when needed

With the latest versions of OpenShift and OpenStack Platform, the solutions are now integrated and work together to create dynamic, scale-up and scale-down solutions for any sized app. Simply put: OpenShift makes app development, testing, and "shifts" into production faster, easier and more reliable for everyone in the DevOps circle. Read more here.

RHEL OSP6 released

Building on its innovative co-engineered design, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 strengthens Red Hat’s production-ready cloud platform through advancements in both the Linux and OpenStack components.

OSP6 is based on the OpenStack Juno release and includes several new features aimed at easing enterprise deployments, additional Storage integration with Nautilus/Ceph systems, and adding Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Key new features include:

  • Deeper Ceph integration with new capabilities for Compute (Nova) and Block Storage (Cinder), including full support for ephemeral volumes. This enables "diskless" compute nodes and near-instant booting of new virtual machines.
  • Neutron High Availability offers an upgraded OpenStack experience with Neutron agents in "active-active" mode for high availability configuration. This improves service uptime and stability for larger-scale production clouds.
  • Single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) networking, supported by a new driver, enables users to execute network switching directly on their hardware, bypassing the hypervisor and virtual switch levels.
  • Full support for data processing, moves the Sahara service from tech preview to a fully supported feature that enables big data workloads.
  • IPv6 support, for both provider and tenant networks, enabling customers to assign IPv6 addresses across physical networks and OpenStack Networking (Neutron) virtual routers in stateless and stateful modes.
  • New tech preview features, highlighting Red Hat’s continued innovation in the OpenStack space with feature debuts of unsupported technology previews, including bare metal provisioning and TripleO deployment and management.

Read more here.

Daystrom at NAB 2019!

Daystrom joins the Cloudian team at NAB to demostrate how the right mix of Object storage + NAS storage can deliver faster-than-SAN performance with Global S3 access and archive-class pricing, plus

  • Unique ScaleOut Architecture 

  • Integrated Security

  • Insightful File Analytics 

  • Multi-Site, Global Data Placement

  • SAN-speed / Object-friendly access 

Visit us at NAB in booth SL6821 and ask for Paul Evans or Frank Cheap



Data Grid Technology Evolves/Expands

In collaboration with the iRODS Consortium and storageFOUNDRY, Daystrom has added the Meridian Data Grid Controller (DGC) to our portfolio of solutions.

MERIDIAN is the comprehensive automation platform for building a secure, distributed infrastructure that manages data via dynamic-policies and machine-based learning instead of manual administration.

Built on the extensible iRODS architecture and hardened for 20+years by the scientific community, Meridian Controllers implement a Data Control Plane (DCP) that governs all aspects of data ingest, access, protection, encryption, integrity and auditing, both internal and external to the federated grid architecture. Data Grids themselves are a 20-year old technology developed to provide:


Daystrom’s contribution to the projects are the enhancement of multi-factor authentication options, plus key features needed to integrate DGCs smoothly into both M&E and Clinical Life Sciences environments.

iRODS is maintained and enhanced by the iRODS Consortium and the iRODS community. The iRODS Consortium is composed of leading organizations including Sanger Institute, NASA, RENCI/DICE, Data Direct Networks, EMC, and Seagate. For more information please refer to the iRODS Consortium or storageFOUNDRY.

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