(Belfast, Ireland--November 14, 2013) Belfast-based IT company Rockstar Data has developed its Rockstar Server to change day-to-day life for studio managers, designers, production companies and others working in the creative industries.
Designed with creative studios in mind, it matches the performance of top-end products more than twice the price, tackling issues affecting productivity and efficiency. The server also offers speed of file access, storage reliability and simplicity of use, enabling collaborative working in creative studios by allowing easy file moving and keeping version control intact.
Han Enoksen, CEO and founder of Rockstar, said: “Creatives need the right equipment and storage in place to help them do their job – designing - without hinderance and interruption to the process. Put simply, they need to be free to do what they do best. Rockstar keeps studios happy because they can keep creating, but it also offers businesses a storage solution they can afford, along with audit trail security and an assurance they are following the rules.
“We believe this is a storage revolution for the creative industry. And that’s because Rockstar offers best-in-class hardware and seamless, super high-speed networking, giving assurance of quality, speed of access and guarantee of back-up in a crisis. Like top-end products, it is made from the best ingredients, but because we have the benefit of smaller overheads, we can make this quality a reality for creative agencies,” he added.
Studios working with massive media files often suffer from slow transfer speeds across the internet, curbing collaboration. Since Apple withdrew the Xserve, the only option for them has been to to invest in complicated, high-end and high-cost solutions. However, Rockstar data fits simply and seamlessly into existing Apple studios.
With the cloud increasingly becoming the storage medium of choice for SMEs, Rockstar is also warning that it presents a risk to file security, as exact data location and reliability of the server is it stored upon are unknown.
Hans Enoksen added: “Rockstar is a natural addition to cloud storage, as although the cloud is great for backup and admin data, it does not offer a serious alternative to ultra-high-speed access to massive files on-site. It’s fine to use the cloud, but the safe option is to use it in combination with physical storage and the Rockstar Server offers the quality blue chip companies expect, but is within budget reach.”
The server also offers:
- 32, 48 or 64 TB storage in a single unit, requiring no extra parts or costs, with 512 TB additional capacity available to allow for business growth
- Speeds of up to 1,500MB/s on 1 and/or 10GbE Ethernet – 50 per cent faster than Fibre Channel
- Use on the move – with iPad and iPhone apps for business, allowing automatic and wireless back-up to the server
- Fully compatible with Mac OSX, Windows and Linux
The server costs £15-20,000, depending on specification. For more information, visit http://www.rockstar-data.com
is a complete network storage system, offering high-speed collaboration, secure backup, control over data, seamless installation and reliable ongoing support. It gives creatives and IT experts blue chip quality, at a price SMEs can afford.