Our friends at Facilis Technology have published a well-supported whitepaper that explains why Fibre Channel is a popular choice for future-proofing content creation workflows. Chock full of graphs and charts, the whitepaper gives an overview of the media storage landscape and dives head first into a thorough analysis of storage architectures and protocols.
The first thing the author, Facilis Vice President of Sales & Marketing Jim McKenna, does in the whitepaper is discuss IP and NAS-based storage solutions in media workflows and the potential pitfalls of those technologies. McKenna also looks at OS interoperability dependency and how that can create limitations throughout an environment.
Following that is a look at what constitutes “performance”. McKenna makes the case that strictly using numbers to judge performance can be misleading. He examines different protocols and how they contribute to latency, stability, efficiency, and overall system speed.
McKenna addresses the limitations to growth and scalability depending on the type of infrastructure. He also reviews the benefits of having block-level access to storage.
As file sizes grow and other parts of the system increase in speed and power, the storage infrastructure needs to not only keep up, but stay ahead of the rest of the system. This whitepaper from Facilis Technology is for anyone who creates content, no matter what the scale, and is interested in solving scalability for their environments.
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