Platform Online SSD

The ultimate in streaming performance, Platform Online SSD offers true 4K+ Image Sequence streaming to multiple Finishing Workstations without Compromise.



Ultimate Performance, No Compromise

Platform Online SSD utilizes today’s fastest storage technology to remove traditional shared storage boundaries finally giving Colorists and Finishing artists the ability to collaborate on projects together.

The Platform Online SSD series specifically addresses the needs of very high-end post and finishing houses that require massive performance.  Built and tested for streaming Image Sequences, the Online SSD system can deliver up to four streams (4) of 4K DPX to finishing workstations using Blackmagic DaVinci ResolveTM per unit.

Platform Online SSD

With three different models to choose from, Platform Online SSD has the breadth of capabilities to handle the most demanding finishing workflows.  From the Online 1000 SSD with 32TB of capacity and boasting 1.6 Gigabytes of streaming performance to the Online 2000 SSD with 64TB space and an amazing 3.2 Gigabytes of streaming performance, these systems will scale up in capacity and performance as required.  And  with built in ingest, transcoding, rendering, asset management and tape archiving, the Platform Online Series is more than just shared storage, it’s a complete workflow server.


 

ADVANTAGES OF PLATFORM ONLINE

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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 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 132TB to multiple petabytes and connect hundreds of users with no per seat licensing.

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Extensible Workflow Server

Create highly efficient and connected workflows with Platform at the hub of your digital facility. Designed with the flexibility to connect multiple systems and technologies, Platform can communicate with any TCP/IP connected devices and can host services, websites and software applications.

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Integrated Archiving

With LTO backup and Archiving capabilities built directly into the system, media administrators can easily protect, deliver and manage their digital assets by copying to LTO tape. Platform supports full and incremental backup as well as full MD5 checksum archiving and uses industry standard formats like LTFS and tar. And with the ability to generate and view proxies of archived assets, users save significant time managing media assets.

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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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Native Support for Active Directory

Platform Servers run a Windows Server operating system enabling them to join an existing windows domain and thereby utilize existing user accounts and permissions schema.

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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 Online SSD 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 Online SSD Series is a true shared storage solution for 4K finishing workflows with the video performance to support full resolution 4K imaging sequence editing for up to 4 streams.  Too much for your needs?  Take a look at the Platform Online series for common compressed file streaming options.

EASILY SCALE STORAGE CAPACITY, USERS & PERFORMANCE

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

img4 Scale Storage – Platform Online SSD can support up to 64TB per server (in just 3RU of rack space), with flexibility to expand to multiple petabytes in a multi-node architecture.  SSD systems can also be mixed with standard drive systems giving flexibility for increased capacity at a lower cost.
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 Online Series can support up to 20 x 1GbE direct connections or 18 x 10GbE connections.
img6 Scale Performance – Platform’s scale-out architecture increases video streaming performance in parallel with expanding storage capacity. So when you add a storage expansion to your Platform server you add another pool of disk bandwidth, increasing the total concurrent streaming performance of the system.

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

icon10 Get organized and find your files faster. Indexing, search, custom metadata tagging, proxy generation and preview are all built-in to Platform and require no additional license fees. Learn More about Project Based Media Asset Management.

TRANSCODE ENGINE

icon11 Platform Servers feature a built-in transcode engine that can process up to 8 simultaneous transcodes. This enables creative groups to offload time consuming file conversions from their workstations. Create custom transcode workflows to convert media at ingest or for delivery with support for multiple formats.

BACKUP AND ARCHIVE

icon11 With LTO backup and Archiving capabilities built directly into the system, media administrators can easily protect, deliver and manage their digital assets by copying to LTO tape. Platform supports full and incremental backup as well as full MD5 checksum archiving and uses industry standard formats like LTFS and tar. And with the ability to generate and view proxies of archived assets, users save significant time managing media assets.

SIMPLE CONTROLS FOR USERS & ADMINISTRATORS

A browser based UI allows users and administrators to manage the system and access content from anywhere on the network, and delivers a superior collaborative editing experience for creative workgroups.

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ENTERPRISE READY

icon9 What sets Platform apart from other systems is its ability to join an existing Windows domain and integrate natively with the Active Directory structure. This means that Platform is able to utilize the same users, groups and permissions that are already in place at an organization rather than maintaining a separate user account system that must be synced periodically. This is especially important for enterprise and corporate environments, schools and colleges.

 

VIDEO STREAMING

Platform Online SSD 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.  Although Platform Online SSD systems will perform extremely well with all video formats, they have been purpose built for the ultra demanding requirements of image sequence finishing workflows.  The stream charts below focus on showing 4K workflows for finishing.  All tests were conducted with Blackmagic Davinici ResolveTM.

Platform Online 1000 SSD

Platform Online 1500 SSD

Platform Online 2000 SSD

TRANSCODING

Platform 1000

Transcoding time vs. CPU Usage | Uncompressed 15 Minute Clips

Platform 2000

Transcoding time vs. CPU Usage | Uncompressed 15 Minute Clips

Platform Online SSD Technical Specifications Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000
SYSTEM ONLINE 1000 SSD ONLINE 1500 SSD ONLINE 2000 SSD
Processors Single Intel i7-5930K
3.7 GHz Processor
Single Intel i7-5930K
3.7 GHz Processor
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 2.20 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V4
Total Cores [Virtual Cores] 6 [12] 6 [12] 24 [48]
Base RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB
System Drives Dual 120GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1)
Power Supply Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 850W
I/O      
I/O Backplane 12G/6G SSD Drives 12G/6G SSD Drives 12G/6G SSD Drives
Storage Expansion Ports (1 x Thunderbolt 3.0)
8 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x FireWire 800
2 x FireWire 400
(1 x Thunderbolt 3.0)
8 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x FireWire 800
2 x FireWire 400
1 x Thunderbolt 2.0
6 x USB 2.0
5 x USB 3.0
Optional FireWire
Optional Fibre Channel
Optional SAS
Video Out HDMI (w/DVI Adapter) HDMI (w/DVI Adapter) HDMI, DVI, VGA
STORAGE      
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw) 32TB 48TB 96TB
ARCHIVE      
Max Tape Drives Supported 2 2 6
Proxy Gen before Archive Yes Yes Yes
Internal LTO6-LTO7 Drive Yes Yes External
Rackmount 2 LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes
24 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes
48 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes
80-240 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 No No Yes
Thunderbolt LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY      
Network 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers
Optional Client Connectivity 2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
PHYSICAL      
Dimensions L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″) L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″) L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″)
Weight [Without Drives] 50lbs 50lbs 53lbs
Rack Space 3RU 3RU 3RU
Accessories Included Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit
ENVIRONMENTAL      
Ambient Operating Temperature Ambient Operating Temperature Ambient Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)
Max Power Draw 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr
Platform Online
SSD Comparison Chart
Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000
  ONLINE 1000 SSD ONLINE 1500 SSD ONLINE 2000 SSD
BEST FOR Small Workgroups focused on Frame Based Media Finishing Medium Sized Workgroups focused on Frame Based Media Finishing Large Workgroups focused on Frame Based Media Finishing
COMPATIBILITY      
Direct Edit with: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, FCP 7, FCP 10 Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Resolve, + many others Yes Yes Yes
STORAGE CAPACITY      
Drive Bays 8 12 16
Max TB per Chassis 32TB 48TB 64TB
USER CONNECTIVITY      
Max 1GbE Direct connections 9 9 14
Max 10GbE Direct Connections 12 12 12
With Switch Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
STREAMING SPEEDS      
DPX 4K 10 Bit 24P 2 3 4
CRI 12BIT 24P 3 4 5
ProRes 4444 SQ 4K 24P 7 11 15
MB/Sec Verified thru network ports to clients 1,600 2,400 3,200
CONNECTIVITY (ATTACHED STORAGE)      
Thunderbolt Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.0 Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.1 Yes Yes No
Firewire (400, 800) Opt Opt Opt
eSata Opt Opt  Opt
Fibre Channel Opt Opt Opt
SAS Yes Yes Yes
PROCESSING POWER      
CPU Cores (Speed) 6 (3.7GHz) 6 (3.7GHz) 24 (2.2GHz)
Upgrade N/A N/A 20 (3.5 GHz)
BASE RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB
OPTIONS      
Internal LTO Optional Optional External
Card Reader Optional Optional No
(4) slot SSD RAID Optional Optional No