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GB Labs to introduce fully traceable analytics and single-step MHL support Posted: 16/03/2020
GB Labs to introduce fully traceable analytics and single-step MHL support

GB Labs, the leader in intelligent storage solutions, has announced that the latest version of its Analytics Centre, a dashboard that runs seamlessly in GB Labs’ SPACE, ECHO, and VAULT intelligent storage devices, will now include full access traceability.

Of interest to everyone that requires storage, Analytics Centre continuously analyses how data handled by the storage system is being used. The display provides a highly accurate and easy-to-interpret look at crucial network and storage usage, including real-time speed and data consumption. With full traceability, file access history is logged giving a complete picture of data usage.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Analytics Centre gives GB Labs users the visibility they need to ensure their workflow is fully optimised at all times. It takes all the time-consuming, and often incorrect, guesswork out of blindly shopping for storage in hopes that it will improve a workflow.

“Analytics Centre automates the system analysis process with carefully designed algorithms that identify not just potential problems, but precisely where to find and fix them. Moreover, it now includes a significantly updated interface that includes full data logging and full, detailed tracking capabilities that we’re excited to demonstrate for the first time.”

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Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage Posted: 02/03/2020
Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that Icon Media, Hollywood, California, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro shared storage system.

Co-founded by CEO Jay Shetty and COO Alex Kushneir, Icon Media provides compelling, socially conscious content, deploying a wide range of in-house services from scripting, filming, directing, post-production; dynamic distribution; and social media management to maximise engagement and measure results.

According to Shetty, “Our mission in working with brands, publishing companies, authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders is to create video content that has a positive impact on the world. In short, we want to make wisdom go viral.”

And it’s working. New York Times bestselling authors; peak performance leaders; conscientious start-ups and established players have all benefited from the Icon Media ethos. Shetty’s social media alone has more than 30 million followers, and content generated by Kushneir is responsible for more than 150 million views.

However, Icon Media’s success was causing growing pains that had to be addressed, primarily to deal with the volumes of content the company needed to ingest, store, and produce.

Icon Media COO Kushneir said, “In slightly less than two years, we grew from two people serving two clients to 28 people serving nearly 20 clients. I realised that I couldn’t keep buying boxes full of hard drives to keep pace with all the content we were handling. We needed a shared storage system that was fast, accessible, and organised but wasn’t going to cost an arm and a leg.”

On a recommendation from an existing employee with prior experience with GB Labs, Kushneir discovered GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro server system, a compact, high performance NAS powered by GB Labs’ CORE.4 Lite OS. Sold by Los Angeles-based GB Labs partner RFX Inc, the system has the ability to effortlessly handle large capacities - in this case 96TB – and all at an attractive price point.

Kushneir said, “FastNAS F-8 Nitro met all of our criteria and more. It is indeed a very, very fast system that has made a huge difference to our workflow.

“In my view, any size of company will save time, money, and energy with GB Labs. I can’t imagine anyone doing what we do without a GB Labs storage system.”

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “We are delighted to contribute to Icon Media’s ongoing success. The benefits they are experiencing directly reflect our aims in designing and manufacturing the technology from the start and we look forward to growing alongside them in the future.”

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | Icon Media | FastNAS-F-8 Nitro | post production | NAS | CORE.4 LITE OS | RFX Inc
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GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro Installed at Kingdom Creative Posted: 17/02/2020
GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro Installed at Kingdom Creative

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today confirmed that the specialist video production company, Kingdom Creative Studios, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-16 Nitro storage system.

Kingdom Creative founder and Managing Director, Simon Harrison, said, “Our talented in-house team works closely with major brands¬ - primarily in automotive but rapidly expanding into new markets - to deliver powerful video content tailored to engage audiences on every platform, from television to social media.

“However, our expansion, coupled with the advent of 4K, multi-cam shoots and the increasing demand for rapid turnaround, meant that we reached the practical limits of what our existing storage system could do. We had to find a better way to manage and operate storage.”

For the majority of its existence, Kingdom Creative had relied on what many still rely on today, i.e., storing video content on individual drives, backing them up, and walking them up and down corridors or transferring them via couriers.

“As we began taking on larger and more complicated projects,” said Kingdom Creative Head of Creative Technology Ben Treston, “especially when collaboration between editors became important, it turned out that the old methods were no longer viable. Today, we have multiple editors working on many pieces of content from the same project. You can’t share individual hard drives and meet today’s expectations for speed and reliability in those types of scenarios.”

The FastNAS F-16 Nitro system meets those objectives for speed, reliability and value in shared storage. Unlike other NAS products on the market, FastNAS is purpose built to sustain heavy workloads and provide stable and reliable performance, based on best of breed technology exclusively developed in-house, and is comprised of a high-performance unit with unique hybrid disk technology, powered by GB Labs’ proprietary CORE.3 OS.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Kingdom Creative emerged from a motorsport world built for speed, and that’s what modern shared storage has been engineered to deal with. FastNAS F-16 Nitro easily accommodates the need for speed – and safety – when dealing with fast turnarounds and sharp bends.”

 

 

 

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | Kingdom Creative Studios | FastNAS F-16 Nitro storage system | 4K | multi-cam shoots .CORE.3 OS
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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage Posted: 10/02/2020
M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house that produces TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC and MENA region, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system.

M for Media’s Andre Aouad said, “I first heard about GB Labs from the creator of MIMIQ for Avid systems, who forwarded some information that he thought would interest me.

“It did, particularly because, at the time, we had no existing storage and it was rapidly becoming a problem because of the volume of work we were taking in. You can’t keep running back and forth with arms full of hard disks. It’s unproductive, and it was beginning to show. However, GB Labs soon came up with the ideal solution.”

Supplied and installed by partner, MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system installed at M for Media can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required.

As leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs recently introduced even more acceleration for FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service. We are delighted to have been referred to M for Media by acknowledged experts, which is further evidence of our growing reputation for excellence.”

According to Aouad, “Recognising that we needed to make a change, we had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.

“We have had a very positive experience with FastNAS and are already looking forward to working with GB Labs on future projects.”

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX.

For more information, visit www.gblabs.com

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent STorage Solutions | M for Media | FastNAS | Mediacast | FastNAS F-16 Nitro system | Avid Media Composer | 25 GbE connectivity | CORE.4 OS | FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio | FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro | F-16 Nitro MAX.
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Facilis Shows Next Gen HUB Shared Storage System at NAB NY Posted: 10/10/2019
Facilis Shows Next Gen HUB Shared Storage System at NAB NY

At NAB Show NY (Booth N136), Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that it will be showcasing its newly shipping HUB Shared Storage System, along with previews of version 8.0 of the Facilis Shared File system. Shown at NAB NY for the first time, Facilis HUB Built is an entirely new platform that represents the evolution of the Facilis Shared File System with the block-level virtualization and multi-connectivity performance required for demanding media production workflows.

Tags: NAB NY | Facilis | Storage Solutions | HUB Storage | Running Man | Object Cloud | FastTracker
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GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE Posted: 09/09/2019
GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE

IBC 2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.B26: Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs will showcase further acceleration of its FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity at IBC 2019.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | FastNAS | 25 GbE connectivuity | IBC | LC Fibre Link | channel cabling | CORE.4 OS | 4K | FastNAS F8 Nitro GO | FastNAS 8 Nitro Studio | FastNAs F8 Nitro | NastNAS F16 | FASTNAS F16 Nitro | dual-25 GbE port | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Meet EditShare EFS 2020, the Industrys Fastest Media-Optimized File System Posted: 27/08/2019
Meet EditShare EFS 2020, the Industry and rsquo;s Fastest Media-Optimized File System

EditShare a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced today that the company will unveil its next-generation file system and management console, EFS 2020, at IBC2019, held in Amsterdam from September 13th through September 17th (stand 7.A35). Powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks, EFS 2020 enables media organizations to build extensive collaborative workflows, shielding creative personnel from the underlying technical complexity while equipping administrators and technicians with a comprehensive set of media management tools. To the end-user, the latest release offers an improved, fast and flexible collaborative storage space with an increase in throughput performance of up to 20%. To the engineers who manage it, EFS 2020 offers a scalable, stable and incredibly secure media storage platform.

Tags: EditShare | EFS 2020 | storage | storage solutions | media management | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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NHL scores with GB Labs Posted: 12/08/2019
NHL scores with GB Labs

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has announced that North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has purchased GB Labs’ MiniSPACE SSD 1RU storage system.

Tags: GB Labs | media storage solutions | storage | MiniSPACE | SPACE SSD | Ingest | editors | multi-platform | SSD | CORE.4 OS | data wrangler
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GB Labs to showcase Mosaic asset organization software and CORE.4 OS at BroadcastAsia 2019 Posted: 21/05/2019
GB Labs to showcase Mosaic asset organization software and CORE.4 OS at BroadcastAsia 2019

Magna (Booth 4M2-01) and Techtel (Booth 4K3-05), BroadcastAsia Singapore, 18-20 June 2019: Intelligent storage solutions leader GB Labs will feature the all-new Mosaic automatic asset organizer, and the brand-new CORE.4 OS software, at BroadcastAsia.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | Mosaic Asset organization software | CORE.4 OS | BoradcastAsia | Magna | Techtel | CORE.4 Lite | AI | metadata | MAM | Analytics Centre
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GB Labs to introduce new Analytics Center for SPACE, ECHO and VAULT range at NAB 2019 Posted: 25/03/2019
GB Labs to introduce new Analytics Center for SPACE, ECHO and  VAULT range at NAB 2019

GB Labs, the leader in intelligent storage solutions, has announced that it will launch the latest version of its Analytics Center at NAB 2019.

Analytics Center is a dashboard that runs seamlessly in the background of GB Labs’ SPACE, ECHO, and VAULT intelligent storage devices, continuously analyzing how data handled by the storage system is being used. It displays an accurate and easy-to-understand overview of network vitals, including real-time speed and data consumption.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage solutions | Analytics Centre | NAB2019 | SPACE | ECHO | VAULT | data consumption | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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GB Labs launches Mosaic asset organization software at NAB 2019 Posted: 18/03/2019
GB Labs launches Mosaic asset organization software at NAB 2019

Booth SL5324: GB Labs will release its new asset organization software, Mosaic, for its existing SPACE, ECHO and VAULT intelligent storage range with new features that save users time and money by providing an easy and efficient solution for asset organization and retrieval.

Tags: GB Labs | NAB | Mosaic | SPACE | ECHO | VAULT | storage solutions | asset organisazation | asset retrieval | workflow | MAM | metadata | AI tagging System | store | catalogue | FasNAS storage range | CORE.4 | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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GB Labs will unveil new Core.4 and Core.4 Lite operating systems at NAB 2019 Posted: 11/03/2019
GB Labs will unveil new Core.4 and Core.4 Lite operating systems at NAB 2019

Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, will launch its latest operating systems, Core.4 and Core.4 Lite, at NAB 2019.

Tags: GB Labs | NAB | Storage Solutions | Core.4 | Core.4 Lite | mosaic asset organization | media-centric work flows | AI | FASTNAS | F-16 | F-16 Nitro | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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all3media international and KnoxMediaHub announce long-term strategic partnership to manage content in the cloud Posted: 07/03/2019
all3media international and KnoxMediaHub announce long-term strategic partnership to manage content in the cloud

all3media international (a3mi), one of the UK's leading distribution companies, has announced that it will integrate its existing systems with Barcelona-based KnoxMediaHub (KMH) - an informational technology firm offering cloud storage solutions - in order to streamline internal workflows and continue a3mi’s recent growth in sales.

Tags: all3media international | KnoxmediaHub | a3mi | distribution | cloud storage solutions | SaaS- cloud-based solutions
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PRESS RELEASE: MagStor Announce the Appointment of Polar Graphics as Their Exclusive UK European Distributor Posted: 16/07/2018
PRESS RELEASE: MagStor Announce the Appointment of Polar Graphics as Their Exclusive UK and amp; European Distributor

MagStor Announce the Appointment of Polar Graphics as Their Exclusive UK & European Distributor

MagStor and Polar Graphics have teamed up to develop and grow MagStor’s business in the UK and European markets.

Tags: Hot News | LTO | LTO Drive | LTO7 | LTO8 | Storage | MagStor | Polar Graphics | Storage Solutions
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Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage Posted: 14/03/2018
Element Post Production Scales Business on EditShare Media Asset Management and Tiered Storage

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, has today announced that Dublin-based post production facility, Element, has implemented an XStream EFS 300 single-node scale out storage server, Ark archiving solution, Flow media asset management and and AirFlow for remote collaboration applications in order to better manage the growing business workload. The integrated EditShare solutions provide a scalable single namespace tiered storage environment with integrated asset management which enables automation of key processes that help Element meet increases their higher volume of media work.

Tags: workflows | media asset management | storage solutions
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