Autodesk, Dot Hill Combine for 3D Video Storage Package
Dot Hill's system can store up to 1.5 petabytes of high-resolution video in a single array, now a basic requirement for the movie and video industry.Enterprise storage provider Dot Hill Systems and 3D engineering and video software maker Autodesk are joining forces for new-generation media and entertainment hardware-software packages. The two companies announced June 15 that Dot Hill's high-end Ultra56 4004 AssuredSAN array has been added to Autodesk's list of storage options for media and entertainment applications. The Autodesk apps handle such heavy-duty tasks as video post-production workflows, video editing and composition, and video layering. The deal means a potential customer of Autodesk software will be provided with a list of preferred hardware solutions that will include the Dot Hill array, which can handle up to 15 streams of video in a single workflow. Dot Hill's system can store up to 1.5 petabytes of high-resolution video in a single array, now a basic requirement for the movie and video industry. Dot Hill claims that the Ultra56 4004 AssuredSAN contains 2.3 times the capacity per rack unit than a standard Dot Hill chassis configuration.
As more and more movies and enterprise videos move to 3D formats, the demand for new-gen storage systems that can automate these heavy workflows is increasing. 3D video can be as many as 10 times heavier and more complex than standard high-definition video.