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DNAfabric

DNAfabric Disk, WAN, Cloud is a simple to deploy data management services platform that enables you to more effectively manage data across a multitude of storage tiers powered by smart analytics and visualization.

Introduction

A scalable and clustered architecture allows data to be seamless synced across disk, wan and cloud. A centralized controller provides overall management while scalable data movers and indexers powers data management functions.

DNAfabric

CONTROLLER


The DNAfabric controller provides a central point of job and metadata management via a web interface. It manages the central job DB, search noSQL DB and the analytics DB. These databases can be hosted across one or more virtual or physical servers locally or in the cloud. The controller can manage multiple data managers as scale is needed.


Supported Operating Systems
– Linux Centos 7.x
– Mac (Can run on a Mac host via Virtual Box)

WAN + Cloud Archive Manager


The Disk, WAN, Cloud Data Manager is responsible for indexing and copying assets across WAN and cloud targets. It reports all data movement tasks, metadata and related disk hardware status to the controller. It additionally receives all job related actions from the controller. Multiple archive managers can be setup to seamlessly scale performance.


Supported Operating Systems
– Linux Centos 7.x
– Mac OSX 10.13+
– Ability to mount Windows shares over SMB

Licensing

DNAfabric is licensed on a subscription based consumption only model. It is licensed by the amount of data moved or indexed tracked on a monthly incremental basis. For further details please contact us for more information.

Open Support for Disk Platforms

DNAfabric can index and move data on any type of open storage. This includes removable HDDs, camera cards, SAN, NAS, Nearline or online storage. Additionally, storage across multiple locations can be managed.

WAN + Cloud Support

DNAfabric works with numerous S3 complaint public and private cloud storage. This includes private storage (e.g. WD Activescale, SpectraLogc BlackPearl), public storage (AWS, Azure, Backblaze). DNAfabric also integrates with UDP acceleration technologies (e.g. Expedat) for data movement across remote sites and cloud servers.

Feature Highlights

FEATURE
DESCRIPTION
Web Based Management
Centralized Interface
Manage jobs, search, analytics, users, groups via a web-based interface.
Disk Copy & Sync
Native Copy
Syncs data in native format enabling direct access to synced files.
High Volume Scanner
Incremental scanner can monitor large datasets capable of tracking Petascale SAN and NAS storage.
Mount Manager
Unique mount manager can auto-maintain mounts for 100’s of workspaces (supports NFS/CIFS or proprietary file-systems e.g. Avid Nexis, Editshare, Quantum Stornext).
Multi-Threaded Copy
Accelerates disk to disk transfers by copying multiple files in parallel greatly improving bandwidth.
Cached Buffering
Improves copy performance across heterogeneous storage by using RAM as a buffering cache.
Folder or Avid/Adobe Project
Supports folder based, incremental sync (IT style) and Avid/Adobe bin, project syncing.
Pre/Post Processing
Jobs can trigger pre and post scripts for quarantining, deletion, proxy triggering and more.
Cloud or WAN Copy & Sync
Native Copy
Syncs data to cloud file storage or S3 compliant storage in native format (directory structure and file) enabling other tasks (transcoding, transcription etc.) to access content directly.
Cloud Smart Scanner
Scanner compares against a locally maintained catalog, minimizing expensive LIST calls to cloud storage.
S3 WAN Acceleration (Multi-threaded, Multi-part)
Accelerates transfers to S3 storage via parallel file uploads and multi-part upload.
UDP WAN Acceleration
Accelerates transfers to cloud file-storage via UDP acceleration plugins (e.g. Expedat).
Folder or Avid/Adobe Project
Supports folder based, incremental sync (IT style) and Avid/Adobe bin, project syncing.
Pre/Post Processing
Jobs can trigger pre and post scripts for quarantining, deletion, proxy triggering and more.
Index Engine
Multi-Storage Indexer
Indexes multiple storage platforms including file-based (e.g. removable hard drives, camera cards, flash, SAN, NAS), public S3 (e.g. AWS S3, Azure, Backblaze), private cloud (e.g. WD Activescale), LTFS tape (via DNAevolution). See full list of supported storage here.
Tracks Creates, Updates, Deletes
Indexer actively tracks all file operations across all storage and locations.
Automated, Background Operation
Indexer runs automatically as a background task without any manual intervention.
Index Folder or Avid/Adobe Projects
Indexes at a folder level or Avid, Adobe project level.
Metadata Engine
Filesystem Metadata
Extracts all file-system related information including file-name, directory, size, user, group, mod-times and more.
Clip and Camera Metadata
Extracts native metadata from over 200 camera formats including RED, P2, XDCAM, MXF (Op1a, Op), MOV and more.
Search and Conform
Global Search Tool
Enables a powerful search engine across all files, clips, storage and locations.
Centralized Search Database
A noSQL search database powers search across all file and clip metadata.
File-System Browse
Powers a web-based browser across all data indexed or synced.
Folder Size, Storage Target Info
Provides an instant view into folder sizes, file count, storage targets and more.
Search Across Indexed or Synced Data
Search allows users to find files and clips across all indexed and synced data may that be across disk, cloud, wan or tape.
ALE, EDL Conform Tool
Find clips by providing an ALE or EDL allows assets to be quickly located for conform and restore purposes.
Restore or Link Conform (Disk Only)
Restores assets or link just the files and clips needed for lo-res/hi-res or grading workflows.
Analytics Engine
Centralized Analytics Database
A scalable, central analytics database (separate from search) hosts and powers powerful analytics and visualization workflows.
Visualization Dashboards
Customizable dashboard provides business insights across storage growth, usage, costs and allows setting/monitoring of SLAs.
Extensible and Customizable
Dashboards and views can be customized to user and organizational needs.
Tape Integration
Also integrates to tape analytics via DNAevolution.
Avid and Adobe
Avid Bin and Project Index and Sync
Avid bin and project parsing allows for data movement to disk, cloud, wan or cloud at a media intelligent level.
Adobe Project Index and Sync
Adobe parsing allows for data movement to disk, cloud, wan or cloud at a media intelligent level.
ALE/EDL Search, Conform and Restore
Retrieve and conform at a bin, sequence or project level via ALE, EDL constructs.
Open Format
Open Metadata and Catalog
All metadata is stored in an open XML format allowing for future access without translations or exports.
Open Disk Format
All data synced to disk is written in an open format for both directories and files allowing for direct access.
Open Tape Format
All data synced to tape is written in an open format (LTFS) for both directories and files allowing for direct access.
Open S2/Cloud Format
All data synced to S3 is written in an open format for both directories and files allowing for direct access.
Clustered Scalability
Central Controller, Scalable Data Managers
A clustered architecture allows for centralized control with scalable data managers allows for seamless scalability.