Silicon Graphics Inc.
announced on Wednesday that its
InfiniteStorage Shared Filesystem CXFS
solution will support Mac OS X in March. The company has seen strong gains over the past year in the production and broadcast communities with its
solutions, including wins at Universal Studios, special effects houses Tippett Studio and The Orphanage, and Spain-based digital cinema and post-production lab Image Film, among others.
InfiniteStorage leverages storage area network (SAN) IT architectures to share large amounts of data without the need to move it. InfiniteStorage Shared Filesystem CXFS allows companies to select the right applications for their needs without worrying about operating system constraints, thanks to the ability of CXFS to provide heterogeneous shared file access.
CXFS features 64-bit scalability that supports file sizes up to 9 million terabytes and file systems up to 18 million terabytes as well as Java-based management tools and automatic failure detection and recovery.
“The benefits of IT technology far outweigh the mere replacement of traditional video equipment at a lower price point,” said Chris Golson, senior director of market strategy in the media industries for SGI. “InfiniteStorage solutions bring applications and workflow to the user anywhere, anytime on a simple browser in real-time.”