SSD caching & load balancing with automatic data redistribution, linear bandwidth scaling, one namespace
DDPs are modular Ethernet SAN Shared Storage Servers which can be equipped with groups of SSDs and HDs. They come with SSD-Caching, Load Balancing and Mirroring. Storage can be added on the fly with automated data redistribution within one name space. Plus DDPs Here, There and Elsewhere can be added on the fly on the back-end without changes on the front-end. This results in linear scaling in bandwidth and capacity limited only by the number of DDPs.
Interested in uncompressed 4K and up using standard components and Ethernet?
You need an Ethernet SAN.
You need DDP.
Take a Trashcan Mac Pro with Black Magic Resolve software and 2x Sonnet Twin 10G/RJ45 boxes and connect this to a miniDDP48DF.
With 4K, 4096 x 3072 pixels and 10bit log colour resolution play back can be increased to 40 frames/sec equivalent to 1920 MByte/s. This bandwidth is even good for 6K @ 24 frames/sec.
For those using Windows: use a Black Magic recommended workstation and install a dual 10GbE Myricom optical or RJ45 card: same results.
For those using 4K/UHD and other compressed 4K formats on Mac one Sonnet box is sufficient.
Now you want to really collaborate without limitations with multiple of these streams?
No problem when one DDP has reached its limit, connect another one and another one.
At the ibc we show this with Here, There and Elsewhere. See the picture above.
Other features are real bandwidth limiting, real bandwidth doubling/tripling, IO Monitor, Nagios integration, high quality maintenance tools, Web based graphical user interface, Avid storage emulation, LDAP, AD and OD client integration.
DDPs are modular and scalable.
One of the base systems can be combined with HD or SSD packs and 1,10 and or 40 GbE Ethernet ports, SAS card for LTO and EX card(s) for DDP16EX(R) and DDP60EXR.