SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CuriosityStream, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform that provides ad-free, factual television content on demand via apps and streaming devices, has been experiencing rapid data growth and has therefore chosen Infortrend’s EonStor DS 3060 RAID solutions as the best way to enhance its high speed, scalability, smart space utilization and easy deployment.
Being an SVOD business, CuriosityStream required high read-write speeds and huge capacity to support multiple editors who work simultaneously on multiple video streams. Apart from requiring ample storage, saving the footprint of the physical space was also a major concern. After reviewing almost all video storage players and considering the abovementioned factors, the strong performance (1.3M IOPS), ample storage and high density (60 drives in a 4U chassis) of the EonStor DS 3060 were the best solution for CuriosityStream’s needs.
Another benefit CuriosityStream found with the EonStor DS 3060 was easy integration and deployment. CuriosityStream Server Manager Ray German said: "Since we were able to integrate the solution ourselves with the Apple Xsan system, I can conservatively say we easily saved $50,000 to $100,000 dollars."
German adds: "I am extremely happy with Infortrend’s EonStor DS 3060 and the support the Infortrend team provided during its implementation. With one device, we were able to quadruple our storage and performance. All I can say is ‘Thank you Infortrend, great product!’"
"With Infortrend’s EonStor DS and ATTO’s Thunderbolt™ Desklink Devices, together we provide an ideal solution for this editing environment. I trust that more and more M&E customers will benefit from this solution," said Wayne Arvidson, VP of Sales & Marketing at ATTO Technology.
"Infortrend offers a rock solid solution for customers who need large capacity on a tight budget. Their fully redundant architecture, flexible connectivity, scalability and simplistic licensing and support help customers solve problems where other solutions simply can’t compete. This was the case for CuriosityStream’s Ray German. He was faced with the challenge of finding a cost effective solution to support editing multiple 4K video streams. Infortrend came to the rescue. The solution met his budgetary requirements while exceeding performance expectations and he couldn’t be happier," said Michael Ellison, Vice President of Sales at Virtual Graffiti, an authorized reseller partner of Infotrend.
CuriosityStream is the world’s first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for factual videos that inform, educate and entertain. Viewers watch choice documentary programming from around the world starting at $2.99 a month anytime, anywhere across multiple devices. CuriosityStream brings together leading-edge technology and premium content that allows viewers to take virtual journeys through science, technology, civilization and the human spirit. Learn more at CuriosityStream.com and follow us on Twitter @Curiosity_Strm.
Founded in 1993, Infortrend (TWSE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice, and value. Fueled by technological expertise, Infortrend storage has been deployed in demanding applications by users across commercial and industrial markets. Core brands include ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor, and EonNAS. Please visit www.infortrend.com.
About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of solutions to help customers store, manage and deliver their data more efficiently. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, converged network adapters, bridges, switches, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, FCoE, 10GbE and Thunderbolt. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Phone: +1 716 691 1999; Fax: +1 716 691 9353; Website: http://www.attotech.com/
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