Sans Digital Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive

Sans Digital Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive

Sans Digital Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 3U Form Factor
  • RAID 5 Protected Appliance
  • Built-In LTO-5 Tape Drive
  • Intel Xeon Processor
  • 24GB DDR3 ECC Memory
  • USB 2.0 Ports
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Sans Digital VA308-8E overview

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The Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive from Sans Digital is a 3U rackmount and RAID-5 protected digital content appliance with a built-in LTO-5 tape drive, uniquely designed to support production workflows. It is also used to efficiently and effectively manage the continually growing pool of production videos that entertainment industry organizations create and manage. VA308-8E is an affordable, professional grade, network storage archive system designed to tackle the media management needs of video professionals.

VA308-8E provides ready-to-deploy storage appliances for creative professionals. Specifically designed to support video content management for production video workflows, it manages video data and tracks all of its metadata and associated files. VA308-8E recognizes and supports data from today's leading video editing solutions, including Final Cut Pro, Avid, and others. It also recognizes other standard video formats, such as .mpg, .wma, .mov, and more. Once video file assets are ingested and cataloged within the federated video database, user-configurable policies then migrate and replicate the video assets to a less-costly built-in LTO-5 tape. Once in the VA308-8E's storage database, metadata information follows actual video file assets as they move from the primary storage resources to subsequent storage locations.


As video data is ingested into the VA308-8E, Sans Digital's VAM creates thumbnail representations from frames within the video as well as a low-resolution "proxy" version of each file. A simple click on a thumbnail launches the low-resolution proxy file in the VAM's Media Viewer, making it easy to determine whether the correct file has been located as well as the desired sequence within a file. The Media Viewer enables you to view files at variable speeds, search metadata content, navigate to a particular point in a file and clip particular parts of files for export. Thumbnails and low-resolution proxies also enable you to search video files that have been moved offline. VA308-8E is compatible with any additional Sans Digital VAM systems added to the network, providing unlimited expansion feature to all video assets.



Key Features

3U rackmount form factor
7TB RAID 5 protected tower appliance with built-in LTO-5 drive
Unlimited clients supported in Windows and Apple Mac environments
Additional VAM units can be added later to increase the storage pool, while all units can be managed and searched in a single pool, single interface
Supports LTO-5 tapes for archiving options
Automatically generates low-resolution proxy files
Production video data is protected on a regular basis
Locating required video data is quick and easy because search queries can utilize a much broader set of identification criteria using metadata
Initial video data recognition from search results is easy with visual reference files
Confirming that you have found a required video file in search results is fast and conclusive using the playable proxy file
Defining a clip within a video file to be extracted using the provided video player/editor is very efficient
Staging video files for retrieval is easy with the export queue
Exporting video data to post-processing systems such as transcoders or publishing systems is simple using the export configuration tool
Video production workflow processes maintain their original form because the software supports native attributes common to the discipline
Video production storage environments can comprise a mix of storage resource mediums that meet the storage and performance needs of the environment while reducing overall costs
Video data is managed efficiently by data service policies that use the data's native attribute elements as trigger parameter

Ready to Deploy

No third-party software required
Plug and play appliance
No user licensing
No hidden costs

Feature-Rich Appliance

No client licensing
Manage all forms of digital media, including video, audio, image stills, and data documents
Create frame accurate, searchable, low-resolution proxies of high-resolution video content
Simple user-friendly search, retrieve, and content repurposing GUIs
Unlimited user definable metadata, including drop-down select lists and mandatory fields
Aggregate all types of content into searchable groups
Integrate with third-party applications, including edit and scheduling systems
Easily archive and deliver content to edit systems and play-to-air servers
Single platform; no need to kludge together other applications
Provide for partial file restores from all tiers of storage including LTO or RDX libraries
Create a federated information repository
Closed caption extraction, search and preview
Create custom exports to other third-party systems
Supports SHA256 checksum for file integrity during ingest
Create best practice archive and disaster recovery scenarios
Share managed storage resources between multiple users, departments, and facilities
Connect and manage all islands of unique storage systems
Create automated policies to backup, migrate, or replicate across all tiers of storage
Ensure file integrity during moves and backups
Migrate or replicate content based on specific criteria such as date, last use, size, and more
Index existing data stored on local devices for easy search
Rest assured, your assets are properly managed and protected
In the Box
Sans Digital Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive
  • Power Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sans Digital VA308-8E specs

    Form Factor 3U rackmount form factor
    Processor Intel Xeon Processor
    12 MB cache, 2.4 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel QPI, 6 cores, 12 threads
    Memory 24 GB DDR3 ECC memory
    Maximum Capacity 7 TB usable (RAID 5 protected, 8 x 1 TB enterprise hard drives)
    RAID Level RAID 5
    USB Ports USB 2.0 ports
    Other Ports 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Expansion Interface 1 x SAS expansion port
    Media Support Off-Line Media Support: LTO-5 built-in tape drive
    Secondary LTO-5 tape drives (optional)
    LTO-5 tape library (optional)
    LTO-6 upgrade (optional)
    Client Software Client Software License: Unlimited
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional
    Dimensions 19 x 7 x 26" (48.2 x 17.7 x 66 cm)
    Weight 54 lb (24.4 kg)

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