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Studio Network Solutions Xtarget iSCSI Software For OS X

Studio Network Solutions Xtarget iSCSI Software For OS X

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  • Connects Thunderbolt/USB
  • Turn Attached Disk into SAN Storage
  • Connects to FireWire or Fiber Channel
  • Use with Time Machine Backup/LAN or WAN
  • Enable Cloud Access to DAS/Local Storage
  • Install onto a Mac Mini for Portable SAN
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The Xtarget iSCSI Software For OS X from Studio Network Solutions enables you to transform your Mac into an iSCSI SAN storage server. It connects devices such as Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire DAS (Direct Attach Storage) to a Mac with Xtarget installed and then presents the storage over Ethernet as iSCSI devices, which can then be shared using Xsan or SANmp. The benefit of Xtarget is that it enables you to quickly create a SAN using components you already own, saving time and money yet getting the performance and workflow benefits of a typical SAN.

Xtarget can present just about any local storage over iSCSI, but it is proving to have uses above and beyond what would be considered typical for a traditional SAN. With Xtarget, a MAC Mini, and a few pounds of hardware, you can have a multi-user SAN that travels with you to the field, hotel, and on-location work. You can even present your Xtarget disks to the cloud for remote users.
Unlock the power of your Intel Mac by turning it into an iSCSI SAN server with Xtarget storage server software for OS X.
Present your Thunderbolt, FireWire, and USB storage over GbE or 10GbE iSCSI for a high performance of media network.
Use SANmp or Xsan to share your fast iSCSI storage network with other users. You can also use SANmp or Xsan to share direct-attached and internal storage, enabling you to coordinate media and collaborate on projects with everyone in your workgroup.
Create a complete iSCSI SAN environment using your existing storage and other hardware, and add more storage as needed.
Save time and money by using the tools you already own. No extra cards, switches, drives, servers, or IT staff to buy or hire.
Build your Own iSCSI Xsan
Using iSCSI as a connection for Xsan volumes is a reality using Xtarget. With globalSAN Xtarget and an initiator you can build your very own iSCSI Xsan environment. Create separate targets for Metadata LUNs and Media LUNs, and connect to them via iSCSI over GbE or 10GbE.
Xtarget Cloud
Xtarget configures your storage server's firewall to allow incoming iSCSI connections. You can then access your Xtarget-shared storage from anywhere in the world.
Post Production SAN
Applications like Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Smoke, and Pro Tools can have requirements for throughput and data capacity. Xtarget offers the benefits of a SAN (fast, shareable storage that's compatible with your applications), built at a lower cost as you are able to use the storage and network you already own.
Field SAN
As content is acquired, Xtarget can share Thunderbolt drives to a workgroup in a hotel room or mobile rig. The benefits being that multiple laptops can start to log, catalog, encode and transcode, develop scripts and stories, and even create rough edits before the content makes it to the post facility for post production.
Client Content Acquisition
Many of the clients provide file-based content to post facilities on portable drives. By placing the drive on the network via Xtarget, you can start to ingest, transcode, and encode from multiple workstations and servers within minutes of ingest.
Time Machine Backup
Use Xtarget to setup a shared, consolidated TMB server for multiple users. Each user can have his own password-protected iSCSI volume for Time Machine, without the hassle of direct-attached external disks.
iPhoto Storage
Put your iPhoto library on an Xtarget-shared volume for fast and easy accessibility by anyone in your workgroup. You can set up permissions so that only designated individuals can make changes to the library.
System Requirements Intel Mac 10.6.8 or higher
Firewire/USB/Thunderbolt/eSATA/internal SATA/Fibre Channel disks
globalSAN iSCSI initiator (for Mac computers)
Microsoft iSCSI initiator (for Windows computers)
Xsan or iSANmp (for multi-user access)
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