ZenStor Version 5

Nearly 300 Feature additions, Improvements and Fixes went into ZenStor Version 5, here are some of the key changes:

 

Traffic Shaping feature added to manage the bandwidth demand that a specific client system can make to the storage system.

Traffic Shaping screen shot

 

Tracker Feature added for Finder operations. Greatly improves Finder performance for improved file management experience for OS X clients.

Avid Media Composer Bin-Locking and Project Sharing feature added for Avid workflow environments.

Multiple GUI Enhancements making the management of your volume data easier with greater user and group level permissions control.

Expanded activity and error logs capture for improved support and maintainability.

Improved SMB3 protocol for enhanced performance and reliability.

Traffic Shaping screen shot

 

Improved AFP protocol for enhanced performance and reliability.

Traffic Shaping screen shot

 

Improved Rsync functionality for enhanced backup operations.

Improved 10Gb Ethernet software providing greater reliability and performance.

Improved NAS permissions reliability with SMB3 for Windows client configurations.

Multiple Network Performance improvements.

Improved TitaniumZ6+ LCD display readout showing enhanced IP information.

 

Key ZenStor Features

 

Storage Volume Expansion -

Easily grow your total storage capacity without needing to rebuild your current creative content. Add your new storage as its own stand-alone volume, or simply increase the size of your current single volume.

 

Multi-platform Shared File System -

Windows, Linux and OS X client workstations can access the same storage pools without any additional per seat licenses or 3rd party software required.

 

Integrated Online and Near-Line Storage -

Utilizing the same GUI you can control your online and near-line volumes for maximum storage utilization.

 

Flexible Storage Workflow Management -

ZenStor supports configurable Shared Folder creation, allocation, and expansion to support the dynamic workflow requirements in today's post production environments.

 

Client Connectivity -

Choose between 1 or 10 Gb Ethernet connections to match your bandwidth needs and budget requirement. In most cases clients are directly connected to the storage but can be connected through a switch when required.

 

RAID Data Protection -

ZenStor supports a complete range of RAID options to match the data security requirements of your creative content.

 

No Per-Seat Fees to access the shared storage -

Small Tree has no additional client licensing or support costs for complete access to the shared storage.