Bright Launches New Astella Dx and Nx Servers
New Products Take BrightDrive Servers to Wider Market
Reno, NV, June 12, 2013, www.4bright.com: Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technologies for low-latency high-performance IT environments, has announced two new additions to its popular BrightDrive range of ‘all-in-one’ servers. The new products, BrightDrive Astella Dx and BrightDrive Astella Nx, significantly enhance Bright’s product line by bringing to market powerful media serving capabilities for SAN and NAS-based workflows.
“With our new Astella Dx and Nx offerings, we are taking Bright’s proven technology to a wider range of users,” said Shawn Clark, Director of Sales of Bright Technologies. “These smart all-in-one servers are perfect for post and broadcast facilities as well as any media-dependent operation that requires low-latency, high-performance SAN or NAS-based workflows. In fact, any organization that needs easy to install, plug-in and play servers combined with guaranteed high performance and reliability, are potential Bright customers.”
BrightDrive Astella Dx uses a distributed LAN client system, enabling users working within Ethernet environments to achieve a more powerful, faster performance compared with traditional IT Ethernet speeds. It features an embedded BrightClip® workspace with a maintenance-free server file system in a 4U server enclosure. A choice of 34TB, 68TB or 102TB capacity options are available. In addition, Astella Dx supports Quantum’s Distributed LAN Client (DLC) that enables BrightClip over Ethernet for BrightClip-enabled applications. BrightClip is Bright’s patented software technology for shared media environments. It provides optimal file layout on disk, eliminating performance loss through data randomization.
BrightDrive Astella Nx uses NAS Ethernet connected storage. Astella Nx enables facilities to benefit from cost-efficient Ethernet connectivity, either Gig-E or 10 Gig-E, and combines a NAS server and storage space in a single sleek 4U enclosure. Storage capacity options are 36 TB, 72 TB or 108 TB.
The original BrightDrive Astella ‘server in a box’ has now been rebranded as BrightDrive Astella Fx to fit in with Bright’s expanded Astella product line. Astella Fx uses Fibre Channel, allowing storage to appear on the user’s local drive while providing real-time throughput up to 2 times uncompressed 4K, or 4 times 2k, as required for low-latency workflows.
All editions of BrightDrive Astella include data storage, embedded server technology and BrightDrive’s proven streaming media intelligence. They also provide simplified administration and monitoring via sophisticated GUIs, and are suitable for all types of workflows that rely on long-term high performance. In addition, Astella media servers are compatible with all leading file-based media applications and file formats, making them easy to integrate with existing workflows.
BrightDrive Astella Fx, Dx, and Nx are available immediately direct from Bright Technologies and its worldwide network of resellers with prices from $31,000 USD.