Accelerate Media Collaborative Workflows

Exabyte Level Post Production

Diverse digital storage requirements are inherent in post-production workflows. With the proficiency of 16k resolution technology, it will soon need to face a massive amount of 132.7 megapixels with 15360 horizontal offsets multiplied by 8640 vertical transformations.

The data is four times the size of 8k resolution, 16 times the 4K resolution, and 64 times the 1080p resolution. At 24 bits per second, 300 fps raw material images may require a transfer rate of 115 GB / s to achieve 414 TB of data per hour.

If you use four cameras to make 360-degree AR images, the raw data for one hour will be 1.66 PB, and within ten years, our professional image data will be close to the EB level. Under this trend, whether it is a live video or a movie, the data rates that need to be converted in the workflow of near-line image editing or offline image editing require higher-performance network environments and storage solutions.

Huge Production Data Management

It is estimated that by 2023, with the growth of HD, 4K and higher resolutions, and the increasing demand for creative content, the world s storage capacity for content production will reach 70 terabytes, which will be 4.5 times the current.

While maintaining the same high performance, it is imperative to use more efficient storage and management solutions to respond to the growth of massive data, simplify the production workflow and ensure the transparency of data management, content managers, and production studios Moving towards native real-time data tiering.

Digital Content Conversion and Archiving

Digital content creators always do more to make their audience accessible. For this, its content must be online and can be quickly connected and shared. New revolutionary solutions for critical digital assets provide freely expandable online link capacity, allowing both creators and viewers to easily connect and watch smoothly, most importantly, at an affordable price.

Other post-production-related storage requirements, such as digital asset management, archiving and publishing. According to different requirements, deployment can support the latest cloud storage infrastructure, while improving productivity to reduce overall costs and changing the production process of digital content.

Nearline and Online Editing

The focus of image editing is on the need for high-performance shared storage space. Usually, a large number of video files are transferred to and from the storage space. Being delayed, the entire workflow will be slowed during the transcoding process, and the efficiency that storage can provide becomes a reduction in these requirements.

QSAN’s Hybrid XCubeSAN delivers a reliable, high-density, high-performance data storage platform. It can be used for all purposes and types of media editing work. It can provide more formats of video media in less time, and break the bottleneck of online editing in storage bandwidth and latency.

  • Meet 4k, 8k, and higher resolution requirements
  • Handle a large number of simultaneous connections without affecting performance
  • Non-disruptive capacity expansion capability

High Throughput Offline Media Editing

In the past, the IT environment of TV stations usually required the use of a SAN architecture with powerful servers and third-party metadata control software to achieve the purpose of file sharing. The reason why file-sharing is needed is that editors working on TV stations need to grab a large number of videos and pictures from the film library or the new material library.

These large files are stored on storage devices. The large space created by virtual disks can also provide high performance (10GbE environment) so that editors can obtain data smoothly and quickly.

  • Huge amount of large-capacity file sharing
  • 10GbE high-performance environment for fast data access
  • Limited budget efficient equipment

Virtualization for Post-Production

The method of deploying graphics-accelerated virtual workstations for image editing is a smart and efficient solution that can improve the work efficiency of workers and reduce the cost of physical workstations. The differences between All-Flash Array are to deploy virtual graphics acceleration workstations successfully, and VDIs, a robust and reliable data center infrastructure is required.

In particular, graphics workstations need to be quickly connected to a low-latency mass storage system that can keep pace with high-load graphics work data and a large number of data operations (connection, export, transcoding). Using this kind of workstation operated by professional media editors to maintain a vital production capacity of the enterprise, ensuring that the service is not down is the most crucial key.

The all-flash storage system best suited for virtual workloads, including VDI, is easy to install and configure, straightforward to operate, and supports up to thousands of simultaneous virtual workstations in a small space.

  • Quickly connect to low-latency mass storage systems
  • Ensuring non-stop productivity-critical services
  • Support for thousands of virtual workstations running simultaneously

Choose the Best Solution for Your Digital Contents

Video Studio

In addition to making videos public, XCubeNAS will be a convenient choice for personal film libraries and previously recorded videos. The connection speed of 100MB / s can use direct docking data storage, which not only has a large capacity but also enables recycling bins.

With the snapshot function, more data protection is added to avoid incompatible problems such as format errors that often occur with traditional flash drives.


Nowadays, more and more TV stations have begun to use high-performance and efficient NAS storage as an alternative solution. With a complete post-production architecture, only one NAS can handle it directly, which saves the company a lot of budget and management.

It becomes quite easy. Although it may not be as effective as SAN, as long as you purchase more NAS, you can solve this difficulty.


XF2026D has been certified by VMware Ready and Citrix Ready, has a proven availability of 99.9999% in production, and has been fully tested and verified by Cisco Systems as a large-scale VDI deployment.

This is a Cisco and QSAN XCubeFAS integrated infrastructure solution a part of. XCubeFAS has also been tested in a virtual workstation environment with NVIDIA vGPU acceleration to provide a superior graphics workstation experience.