The World’s first Data-Aware Software Defined Storage Platform designed exclusively for the Media Industry
PixStor, Pixit Media’s software-defined scale-out storage solution, provides flexible scalability and predictable performance, without relying on expensive proprietary hardware technology. This allows content creators and distributors of any size to efficiently and granularly manage expansion and data retention costs as workflows change.
PixStor improves on traditional storage solutions by combining the performance of SAN-based technology with the usability of centralised Scale-Out NAS into a single, software-defined platform. Facilities are capable of concurrently accessing any type of data from any part of the workflow without performance degradation using industry standard sharing protocols (SMB, NFS, etc).
With a software-based approach to performance and capacity scaling, PixStor users are free to choose the most appropriate disk, tape and cloud components for their requirements from a wide-range of certified components, and services, all tightly integrated and supported by Pixit Media’s professional services and support team. By providing appliance functionality without traditional appliance restrictions, PixStor is able to reduce growth and support costs by as much as 90% by removing hardware vendor lock-in.
Additional Features and Benefits
Predictable, reliable performance from a unified IT architecture
Built-in storage virtualisation and information lifecycle management
Advanced replication, mirroring and data protection as standard
Snapshots protect against accidental deletion and provides data versioning
User definable metadata enriches data with human discoverable information
Tape, object and cloud storage integration drives down the cost of 'cold' data retention without increasing access complexity
Quotas provide fair-share and chargeback capabilities to users, departments and projects
Backup acceleration reduces data protection windows from days to minutes
Intelligent, dynamic networking improves data flow efficiency and reacts to network hotspots automatically