Platform Core Series

Collaborating and sharing media has never been easier or more cost effective than with Platform CORE. Edit directly with Adobe Premiere Pro™, Avid Media Composer™, or Apple FCP X™ and benefit from unique features designed for media creators.



Advanced Shared Storage for Media Production

Platform CORE™ scale out architecture offers virtually unlimited growth in capacity and performance, advanced data management features, and one browser interface to manage it all.

Designed specifically for media production, the Platform CORE™ series fulfills the high-performance demands of content creators.  Utilizing Adobe Premiere™, Avid Media Composer™, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X™, Backmagic Resolve™, and other creative software applications, users edit directly from the shared storage system.  Built in data management and data protection insures your team focuses on creativity not IT complexity.

Platform CORE Series

With four different models to choose from, Platform CORE has a wide range of entry points for every media department.  From the entry level CORE 1000 64TB to the high capacity CORE 2500 and 192TB, each Platform CORE server offers critical streaming performance with the ability to scale up capacity and performance.

 

ADVANTAGES OF PLATFORM CORE

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Edit Direct

Using professional creative tools like Avid Media Composer™, Adobe Creative Cloud™, Apple Final Cut Pro™ and others, creative users can edit directly from the server without having to pull footage to their local workstation.

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Industry Leading Video Performance

Utilizing a unique low-latency protocol Platform delivers high quality, consistent streaming performance required for online editing. No other shared storage system can generate as much shared disk bandwidth per equilivent drive chassis.

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Scalability

Platform is designed to scale easily for today’s dynamic video workgroups. Seamlessly grow your system from just 32TB to multiple petabytes and connect hundreds of users with no per seat licensing.

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A Better User Experience

Creative groups including remote contractors can easily search and access content through a simple but powerful web interface, and administrators can manage workflows, monitor performance and control system functions from anywhere on the network.

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Integration Friendly

Take advantage of the latest technology while protecting your previous investments. Platform integrates easily with existing IT infrastructure. Utilize existing copper and fiber cabling and repurpose your old RAID arrays to create a multi-tier storage network.

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Security Protection

Platform Servers run the advanced Windows Server operating system offering industry leading security protection with automatic updates.  Additionally, Platform can join an existing windows domain and thereby utilize existing user accounts and permissions schema making security implementations simple.


SUPPORT & WARRANTY

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Hardware Warranty

Platform Online Series includes a 3 year limited warranty on the server and components.

ProCARE [Software Updates & Live Help Desk Support]

Every Platform Studio Server includes a 1 year ProCARE plan. ProMAX ProCARE plans ensure you have direct access to our Technical Support Group, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm PST, and guarantees your team is working with the latest version of Platform software including all of the newest features, and functionality that we develop to improve your workflows. In addition, 24×7 ProCARE programs are available for our customers working in mission critical environments.

We take pride in providing support that’s as reliable and performance-driven as our systems.

 

INDUSTRY LEADING STORAGE PERFORMANCE FOR 4K AND BEYOND

icon8 Platform CORE Series is a true shared storage solution for 4K+ workflows with the video performance to support full resolution 4K editing for up to 5 total streams of ProRes 422 Ultra HD. Not quite ready for 4K? See the complete streaming performance chart for specs on all common formats.

EASILY SCALE STORAGE CAPACITY, USERS & PERFORMANCE

Platform is designed to scale easily for today’s dynamic video workgroups.

img4 Scale Storage – Platform CORE can support up to 192TB per server (in just 3RU of rack space), with flexibility to expand to multiple petabytes in a multi-node architecture.
img5 Scale Users – Users can connect to Platform either directly or through a switch using 1GbE or 10GbE over copper or fiber infrastructure. There is no limit to the number of users that may connect and no per user license fees. Platform CORE Series can support combinations of 10GbE and 1GbE connections for direct editing or thru a switch.
img6 Scale Performance – Platform’s scale-out architecture increases video streaming performance in parallel with expanding storage capacity. So, when you add a node to your Platform server you add another pool of disk bandwidth, increasing the total concurrent streaming performance of the system.

DATA MANAGEMENT

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Platform has built in Data Management capabilities making it easier for creative users without a degree in IT to easily administer the system.  Some of these features include:

  • Data Mirrors across volumes and to other nodes can be scheduled on an automatic recurring time schedule
  • Snapshots versioning allowing users to restore files and projects from moments in time
  • Automated system and storage maintenance
  • Large scale efficient moves and copies to 3rd Party Storage Systems

COLLABORATIVE EDITING

icon11 Platform Servers feature built-in capabilities to allow collaborative editing utilizing professional editing applications like Avid Media Composer™ and Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere Pro™.  ProMAX’s implementation of Avid Project Collaboration (Avid Bin Locking) gives users identical functionality to Avid ISIS or Avid Nexis Pro™ enabling multiple editors to work in a project simultaneously.  With Adobe Premiere Pro Team Projects™ and ProMAX’s Adobe Panel, creative users can work in the same project and have direct access to the asset management features of Platform.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

icon11 Platform’s architectural foundation is built around a Project Management focus.  This approach allows natural organization of common data for creative users that need to collaborate on active work.  It also promotes simple backup, permission management and retention design.  Projects are mounted like volumes from workstations and take on various attributes assigned by project administrators.  This design enables a powerful and extensible approach to creative project management.

USER PERMISSION MANAGEMENT

icon7 Assigning access rights for users to project spaces, volumes or features in the Platform is as simple as click and go.  Administrators can create permission groups, assign users to those groups and then delegate authority to groups thru the simple browser interface.  And with the integration to an existing Active Directory Security domain, companies can use their existing security designs within Platform.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Administrators have real-time performance management thru our single-browser based interface.  By monitoring Storage, Connections, Users, CPU and Tape Drive metrics, administrators can easily make adjustments to resources to ensure smooth system operation even in the most resource intensive creative environments.

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INTEGRATED WITH PLATFORM WORKFLOW SERVERS

icon9 Platform CORE servers are designed as high performance shared storage for creative teams.  However, because they are part of the ProMAX Platform ecosystem, CORE servers can easily integrate into a Platform Workflow Server environment.  This upgrade path ensures that as your team needs to add capabilities like proxy generation, transcoding, rendering, asset management and archiving by simply connecting a workflow server into your existing CORE infrastructure.

 

VIDEO STREAMING

The Platform CORE storage systems have been optimized for video performance and can provide a high volume of concurrent streams, scalable to the needs of your workgroup, and all at the consistent high quality required for online editing.
Platform CORE servers utilize 12G RAID technology and provides a 47% increase in concurrent streaming performance over similar disk systems.

Platform CORE 1000

Platform CORE 1500

Platform CORE 2000

Platform CORE 2500

 

 

 

Platform CORE™ Technical Specifications Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000 Online 2500
SYSTEM CORE 1000 CORE 1500 CORE 2000 CORE 2500
Processors Single Intel i5-7400K
3.0 GHz Processor
Single Intel i5-7400K
3.0 GHz Processor
Single Intel i5-7400K
3.0 GHz Processor
Single Intel i5-7400K
3.0 GHz Processor
Total Cores [Virtual Cores] 4 4 4 4
Base RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB
System Drives Dual 200GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 200GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1) Dual 200GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 200GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1)
Power Supply Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 660W
I/O        
I/O Backplane 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives
Storage Expansion Ports

2 x USB 3.1 (Back)
4 x USB 3.0 (2 + 2)

2 x USB 3.1 (Back)
4 x USB 3.0 (2 + 2)

2 x USB 3.1 (Back)
4 x USB 3.0 (2 + 2)

 2 x USB 3.1 (Back)
4 x USB 3.0 (2 + 2)

Video Out HDMI, DVI-D, VGA HDMI, DVI-D, VGA HDMI, DVI, VGA HDMI, DVI, VGA
STORAGE        
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw) 48TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
Single Node Capacity (Raw) 48TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY        
Network 1 x 10GbE LAN Controller, 1 x 1GbE LAN Controller 1 x 10GbE LAN Controller, 1 x 1GbE LAN Controller 1 x 10GbE LAN Controller, 1 x 1GbE LAN Controller 1 x 10GbE LAN Controller, 1 x 1GbE LAN Controller
Optional Client Connectivity 2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
PHYSICAL        
Dimensions L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (3.5″) L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″) L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″) L (29″) x W (19″) x H (7″)
Weight [Without Drives] 40lbs 50lbs 53lbs 65lbs
Rack Space 2RU 3RU 3RU 4RU
Accessories Included Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit
ENVIRONMENTAL        
Ambient Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F) 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F) 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F) 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)
Max Power Draw 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr

 

Platform CORE™
Comparison Chart
Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000 Online 2500
  CORE 1000 CORE 1500 CORE 2000 CORE 2500
BEST FOR Small to Midsized workgroups working in HD or Compressed 4K Small to Midsized workgroups doing HD & Light 4K work Midsized workgroups doing HD, & 4K Large and Enterprise workgroups doing HD, 4K & Beyond
COMPATIBILITY        
Direct Edit with: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, FCP 7, FCP 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Resolve, + many others Yes Yes Yes Yes
STORAGE CAPACITY        
Drive Bays 8 12 16 24
Max TB per Chassis 64TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
Max Add on Expansion Chassis per Node 0 0 0 0
Max TB per Node (Raw) 64TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
Max Expansion Nodes 4 4 4 4
USER CONNECTIVITY        
Max 1GbE Direct connections 6 6 6 6
Max 10GbE Direct Connections 4 4 4 4
With Switch Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
STREAMING SPEEDS        
1080 Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 17 26 34 43
4K Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 5 9 12 14
MB/Sec Verified thru network ports to clients 400 600 800 1000
CONNECTIVITY (ATTACHED STORAGE)        
USB 3.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PROCESSING POWER        
CPU Cores (Speed) 4 (3.0GHz) 4 (3.0GHz) 4 (3.0GHz) 4 (3.0GHz)
Upgrade N/A N/A N/A N/A
BASE RAM 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB