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Small Tree Showcases TitaniumZ-16 Shared Storage System at CCW Expo 2013

October 14, 2013 by Steve Modica

Shared Storage Integrated and Optimized for Video Editing


Oakdale, Minn., Oct. 9, 2013 — At this year’s Content & Communications World Expo in New York City, Small Tree will showcase its GraniteSTOR TitaniumZ-16 shared storage system (Booth 953). An all-in-one real-time Ethernet-based shared storage solution designed and optimized for the demanding needs of professional video editors requiring shared access to media files, TitaniumZ-16 is a full-featured, high-performance dedicated video editing shared storage appliance with advanced file sharing capabilities.

Capable of supporting up to 24 video editing workstations without needing an Ethernet switch, TitaniumZ-16 is designed and tested to provide maximum performance for real-time video editing workflows. Built on an open source operating system that was customized to be easy to use, feature-rich and reliable, while performing at a high level, TitaniumZ-16 offers the right levels of capacity and storage software to keep video editors and other creative professionals working efficiently. Scalable from an eight-drive system with 2TB drives up to an 144-drive system with 4TB drives supporting 16 to 144 concurrent ProRes 422 streams, the system’s Server, Networking and Storage are all accommodated within the 3U rack mount design.

Providing high-performance sharing, quickly and directly from the RAID, TitaniumZ-16 includes simplified setup and management, RAID protection for multimedia editing and Small Tree’s industry-leading tech support. Creative teams will feel the difference in increased performance and productivity immediately with this all-in-one system that is able to meet the most demanding editing situations.

TitaniumZ-16 offers optimal flexibility with the ability to work across multiple protocols (AFP, SMB, NFS and iSCSI) and platforms, including Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Apple Final Cut Pro X. Additionally, the TitaniumZ-16 system includes Mint project sharing software from Flavoursys – customers can purchase a 4 or 8 seat license – which offers seamless project and media sharing for Avid Media Composer.

“Editing video is a real-time process,” said Steve Modica, Small Tree’s CTO. “Frames have to arrive on time, every time. TitaniumZ-16 makes use of high performance 6Gb SATA drives and ZFS Filesystem technology to deliver maximum real-time bandwidth, which is the number of concurrent video editing streams possible with no dropped frames.”

For more information on TitaniumZ-16, or any of Small Tree’s cost-effective shared storage and networking solutions, visit Booth 953 at this year’s CCW Expo or Follow Small Tree at or @smalltreecomm.

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