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GB Labs launches more than just an echo

GB Labs has announced the launch of the new Space Echo 36 which will be on show at IBC 2012.

Available with configurations of up-to 3 Petabytes available, the Space Echo 36 resides on standard ethernet networks, with a file system that makes data readily available to all users and every other network device, including tape archive appliances and primary storage arrays. As a networked device, it is simple to replicate data to other Space Echo or Space LTO appliances locally or on a data centre for complete enterprise-level protection. Additionally, it has the speed and bandwidth to act as a primary device in the event of system failure elsewhere in a facility.

With all RAID 6 systems, data is relatively secure and drives can be swapped with no loss; with GB Labs, two swap-out drives are not only pre-built into the array, but they also run hot so that the replacement disks can replace faulty drives with ease. Echo 36 is configured so that up to 4 individual drives can go down before any data is lost.

The result of this development is a system that is secure and spacious enough for the file size of 4K and HD production. Running on fast ethernet networks, Space Echo joins editing workgroups instantly, sharing data with primary storage systems and client workstations. There are no drivers to install; no client re-configuration required. It benefits from administration over the network, even remotely, for total system management.

Ben Pearce, sales and marketing director of GB Labs said: “128TB of secondary storage in a single unit delivers speed and security. Its centralised approach simplifies data handling, back-up, restoration and disaster recovery.”

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