Next generation storage solution unveiled at IBC 2018

Rohde & Schwarz showcased a brand new storage solution at IBC 2018. R&S SpycerNode combines enterprise-class hardware with state-of-the-art software technologies. It is the first storage product on the M&E market to feature high performance computing (HPC).

R&S SpycerNode
R&S SpycerNode

To meet the demands of today’s media environments, storage solutions must satisfy high requirements in terms of scalability and workflow integration. In particular, it is crucial that users can access media files immediately. R&S SpycerNode solves these issues, offering an easy-to-use interface, an HPC file system, market-leading erasure coding mechanisms and many more functions that let users focus on their creative work. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its web-based device manager for use with R&S SpycerNode to simplify system configuration and maintenance.

R&S SpycerNode features IBM Spectrum Scale. The file system has proven itself in numerous HPC applications around the world. It simplifies and optimizes storage workflows, using features such as single namespace, online scalability and information lifecycle management.

The R&S SpycerNode stores files intelligently based on performance requirements. All R&S SpycerNode storage tiers are presented under a single namespace, which greatly simplifies file handling.

The storage solution can be scaled as needed – even during operation. R&S SpycerNode provides scalability irrespective of the system size – starting with the smallest unit up to large systems. As a result, there is no need to exchange or replace existing units.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. September 13th, 2018.