The partnership will combine TrueSAN's Paladin network storage systems and Alchemy software with 2netFX's ThunderCastIP Advanced Media Server software to provide 2netFX customers with a complete solution for storing, managing, and streaming HDTV (high-definition television) content, officials said.
Streaming media, unlike traditional storage applications, requires digital content to be transmitted at a consistent rate to prevent degradation in video or audio quality, TrueSAN said. The performance and data storage requirements of content delivery, particularly for HDTV, demand network storage that can guarantee consistent bandwidth even as the amount of content and the number of users grow exponentially.
The Paladin C-series, with its high-bandwidth, distributed MetaFabric storage architecture, offers content delivery providers a powerful network storage solution for addressing the stringent requirements of streaming rich media content, officials said.
Both 2netFX and TrueSAN Networks will be presenting their solutions this week at the Streaming Media West 2001 Conference and Exhibition.