Press Release Summary:
Equipped with 4 Thunderbolt host ports, 16-bay A16T2-Share allows 4 Thunderbolt computers to share content distributed across 16 hard drives with total capacity of 128 TB, and may be further expanded to up to 512 TB with extra JBOD system. Users can configure A16T2-Share as Storage Area Network storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition storage array into several storage volumes and benefit from Thunderbolt ports as direct attached storage with optimal capacity.
Original Press Release:
Accusys ExaSAN to Introduce the A16T2-Share Shareable Thunderbolt Storage: Designed for Innovation
Accusys ExaSAN is scheduled to launch the world’s first-ever shareable Thunderbolt storage, A16T2-Share, at NAB show to provide high performance yet cost-effective shared storage system for content creators.
Jhubei City, Taiwan — At NAB show 2015, Accusys storage Ltd. will be exhibiting the innovative shareable Thunderbolt storage, A16T2-Share, a product designed to overcome the limitations of the existed Thunderbolt direct attached storage and to provide its users with a productivity-boosting, cost-effective Thunderbolt shared storage system.
The A16T2-Share is a 16 bay rackmount storage array with 4 Thunderbolt host ports which allow 4 Thunderbolt computers to share the content distributed across 16 hard drives with a total capacity of 128TB, and may be further expanded to up to 512 TB with the extra JBOD system. Users can configure A16T2-Share as a Storage Area Network (SAN) storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition the storage array into several storage volumes and benefit from the high performance Thunderbolt ports as direct attached storage with immense capacity.
A storage area network is a crucial element that helps provide content creators with a more effective, high speed, and collaborative workflow. While current direct attached Thunderbolt storage products have been effective at providing a high speed connection to storage, the limitation lies within workgroup editing and productivity. Accusys has thus leveraged its years of experience as a PCIe SAN designer and high performance transmission technology provider within the video post-production industry, and created the all-in-one A16T2-Share Thunderbolt network storage solution which takes the original peer to peer Thunderbolt interface and transforms it into a more flexible Thunderbolt storage network well suited for Media and Entertainment budgets and workflows. The advanced technology and innovative thinking will eliminate the high cost of Thunderbolt networking over Fibre Channel SAN or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Guaranteed to preserve the full performance of Thunderbolt 2.0 in a shared storage environment, A16T2-Share will be the perfect storage solution for the burgeoning 4K video market.
“The A16T2-Share couples the functionality of a complete SAN solution within a single Thunderbolt storage device, the high performance of Thunderbolt 2.0 without any protocol conversion latency, and the reliability derived from an independent hardware RAID system.” says SuSyan Huang, CEO of Accusys storage Ltd. “These features give A16T2-Share its uniqueness that differentiates it from other Thunderbolt storage products, and helps create a brand new working experience for Thunderbolt users.”
Since 1995, Accusys Storage Ltd. has been designing and manufacturing cutting-edge and innovative storage products in order to help customers around the globe to store, protect, and manage their most important media assets. In 2009, while eyes on the need of digital content creation professionals within the post-production industry, the Accusys ExaSAN product family and its wide range of robust workflow controllers, PCIe RAID storage and switches were brought to the market to support post production experts with their creative work. This year, with the innovative shareable Thunderbolt storage, Accusys looks to bring new energy to the market again. For more information, please visit www.accusys.com.tw
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