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White Paper,CONTENTS 2,Introduction to Sohonet Media Storage 4. Sohonet Media Storage Characteristics 5,High level Features and Benefits 5. Sohonet Media Storage Compatible Tools 6,REST Application Programmers Interface API 7. Command Line Interface CLI 7, Summary of Sohonet Media Storage Interface Comparison 8. Using Sohonet Media Storage 10,How does Sohonet Media Storage Work 10.
Building Blocks 10,Proxy Servers 10,The Ring 11,Zones Failure Boundaries 12. Accounts Containers 12,Partitions 13,Replication 14. Component inter relationship 15,Sohonet Media Storage Cluster Architecture 16. Considerations 17,Why is Sohonet Media Storage relevant 18. Sohonet Media Storage is Scalable 18,Sohonet Media Storage is Extremely Durable 18.
Sohonet Media Storage is based on Open Standards and Open Source Software 18. T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 2 of. White Paper, Sohonet Media Storage uses Similar API to AWS S3 18. Sohonet Media Storage uses Industry standard Components 19. Sohonet Media Storage is privately deployed Infrastructure As a Service 19. Summary 20,APPENDIX A API and CLI 21,Sohonet Media Storage API Commands The Basics 21. Sohonet Media Storage CLI Commands The Basics 22, T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 3 of.
White Paper,Introduction to Sohonet Media Storage, Sohonet Media Storage expands and extends production or post production storage capability. without having to purchase manage and maintain infrastructure Sohonet Media Storage is. developed and implemented using Open Stack technology with embedded redundancy and is. securely accessible via the private Sohonet Media Network. Sohonet Media Storage is part of the Sohonet Hub platform enabling any existing or future Sohonet. customers to use 1 Terabyte to 10s of Petabytes and more as if the storage was on site Within. minutes customers can configure their own storage requirements and allocate permissions to users. Integrated seamless and private transfers between site and our private cloud are able to run at full. line speed, Sohonet Media Storage expands and extends production or post production storage capability. without having to purchase manage and maintain assets Sohonet Media Storage uses Openstack. Swift technology and is securely accessible via the private Sohonet Media Network using AES. encryption and HTTPS Sohonet Media Storage can be accessed using a web application within the. Sohonet Hub platform enabling any existing or future Sohonet customers to use a single Terabyte. or scale out to multiple Petabytes, There are four other ways to move and access your content via the Sohonet Media Network. dependent on requirements and technical expertise as shown in figure 2 and below. 1 Cyberduck or Cloudberry Explorer Backup Drive or Expandrive or FTP Secure FTP. 2 RESTful1 Application Programmers Interface API and Command Line Interface CLI. 3 Technology Component Partners providing CIFS NFS2 gateway via Maldivica or Panzura or. QStar Monthly rental Price on Application, 4 Technology Integrated Partners providing native support for SMS Marquis Project Parking. GBLabs Space Echo Core V3 backup Nativ MIO Cloud and PixIT Media Warp Backup. Typical uses of Sohonet Media Storage are backup parking short term archive alternative to LTO. backoffice backup transition storage between ingest and post production shadow storage and. replacement of other portable media This provides customers the ability to utilise Sohonet Media. Storage as remote storage that is designed for write many read many and modify none. Sohonet is synonymous with optimized private network interconnectivity for the media and. entertainment industry with over 15 years of experience in Film Commercials and TV production. and post production, 1 Representational State Transfer web API provides a set of operations supported by the web API using HTTP methods e g.
GET PUT POST or DELETE, 2 CIFS NFS presentation does not allow file modification after writing to the Sohonet Media Storage and functionality is. limited to Write Delete Many Ready Many Modify None. T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 4 of. White Paper, Sohonet Media Storage is a multi tenant highly scalable and durable object storage system that has. been designed to store large amounts of media data and content at low cost via a RESTful. Representational State Transfer HTTP API, Sohonet Media Storage is designed to be horizontally scalable as there is no single point of failure. Sohonet Media Storage is also ideal for storing and serving content to many concurrent users. especially during production or post production, What differentiates Sohonet Media Storage from many other storage systems is that it originated.
from the large scale production environment Thus Sohonet Media Storage has been designed to. withstand hardware failures without any downtime and provide operation teams the ability to. maintain upgrade and enhance a cluster while in use or during production Sohonet Media Storage. scales linearly enabling operations to transparently add storage capacity when it is needed without. worrying about performance overhead costs,Sohonet Media Storage Characteristics. The key characteristics of Sohonet Media Storage include. Sohonet Media Storage supports any application that will support OpenStack Swift. Sohonet Media Storage is fully integrated within the Sohonet Media Network. All objects stored are replicated three times x3 across the storage cluster which can be. defined as a group of drives a node a rack etc, All objects have their own metadata that is stored separately from the actual data. Developers interact with the object storage system through a RESTful HTTP API. The cluster scales by adding additional nodes without sacrificing performance which allows a. more cost effective linear storage expansion, New nodes can be added to the cluster without downtime and failed nodes and disks can be. swapped out with no downtime,High level Features and Benefits. Directly connected to All members of the Sohonet Media Network can access the Sohonet Media Storage. Sohonet Media Network in accordance to access control lists maintained within the Sohonet Hub. Tight integration with the Sohonet Media Network SMN allows the provision of. High Speed Dedicated, access speeds far in excess of other cloud based solutions with 10Gb s or more.
available depending on location and budget requirements. Sohonet Media Storage has been developed and tested for both Film and TV. Media optimized private, pipelines including the optimized support of both image sequences e g DPX. OpenEXR and wrapped or contained media e g MXF DNxHD ProRes. T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 5 of. White Paper,Sohonet Media Storage Compatible Tools. There are several tools compatible with Sohonet Media Storage including storage gateways file. managers backup tools and file system adapters Here is a list of some of the tools which are. compatible with Sohonet Media Storage,Sohonet Media Storage Hub. Sohonet Hub,Web portal and administration tools,Uploading of files multiple files and folders.
Downloading of files multiple files and folders, Container folder and folder within folder hierarchy. Ability to set user access via account administration. Two levels of user access per account administrator and User. Storage Hardware Gateways exposes NFS and or CIFS, Limited Protocol Translator NFS CIFS for OpenStack Sohonet Media Storage Price on. Application, Simultaneously access your data using CIFS NFS and HTTP. Multi device synchronization for data sharing collaboration. File system permissions retained with data in object storage. File Managers,CloudBerry Explorer,Software gateway. Software gateway,Expandrive,Software gateway and drive mount.
T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 6 of. White Paper,REST Application Programmers Interface API. The Sohonet Media Storage has a REST ful API and, Uses HTTP verbs PUT GET and POST to signal the requested action. Data REST API,Get Put Delete Sohonet,Media Storage. Command Line Interface CLI, Developers can either write directly to the Sohonet Media Storage API CLI or use one of the many.
client libraries that exist for all popular programming languages such as Java Python Ruby and C. Amazon S3 and RackSpace Cloud Files users should feel very familiar with Sohonet Media Storage. You can run the CLI from a desktop machine or remote system A common Openstack CLI is in. development also, To install a client on a Mac OS X or Linux system you can use easy install or pip or install the. package from your Linux distribution Using pip is recommended because it is easy and it ensures. that you get the latest version of the nova client from the Python Package Index Also it lets you. update the package later on, Here are the CLIs for use with the Sohonet Media Network. Keystone Controls and creates users tenants roles endpoints and credentials. Swift Provides access to a swift installation for adhoc processing to gather statistics list. items update metadata upload download and delete files stored by the object storage. To use the CLI the following packages need to be installed. Keystone http docs openstack org cli quick start content install openstack keystone cli html. Open Stack Swift http docs openstack org cli quick start content install openstack swift cli html. For more information on how to use the API and CLI please reference APPENDIX A API and CLI. T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 7 of. White Paper, Summary of Sohonet Media Storage Interface Comparison. Application Command,Interface 3rd Party Hardware,Sohonet Hub Programmers Line Interface.
Functionality Software protocol,Interface API CLI,translation. Installation No Installation Simple Expert Intermediate Intermediate. Administration Simple Simple Expert Intermediate Intermediate. Scripting None Limited Unlimited Unlimited Some,Container Folder. Some Limited Unlimited Some Limited,Management,Upload per. 1 100 101 10 000 10 000 10 000 1000,Download per,1 100 101 10 000 10 000 10 000 1000. Max File Size 10GB 4 5GB 1TB 3 5GB 4 5GB 3,Onsite Caching No No No No Yes.
Throughput,68 108MB s7 117MB s8 117MB s 117MB s 117MB s. 1Gbps conn 6,Cyberduck Openstack protocol,Openstack Swift. Application Sohonet Hub ExpanDrive Swift Client gateway. Cloudberry etc CLI Panzura,Simple Client,Full pipeline. Account container application for Full pipeline Protocol. integration, administration uploading integration used translation for. Use Case used by,and basic downloading by development NFS CIFS.
transfers folder teams presentation,administrators. synchronisation, 3 ExpanDrive 4GB Cyberduck 5GB and Cloudberry Apps Drive Explorer Backup 1TB. 4 Files larger than 5GB can be supported when Openstack Swift segmentation is used. 5 Files larger than 5GB can be supported as long as the file doesn t exceed local cache Maldivica Panzura and GStar provide paging and. hence support files larger than cache, 6 Test conditions used a dedicated 1Gbp s Sohonet Media Network connection API and CLI can exceed 117MB s on a 10Gbp s but this. requires Sohonet engineering assistance, 7 Depends on Internet Browser Firefox Chrome 68MB s and Safari 108MB s on Mac OS. Multiple application sessions are required to saturate 1Gbp s connection. T 44 0 20 7292 6900 sales sohonet co uk www sohonet com. Sohonet Limited 5 Soho Street London W1D 3DG United Kingdom. Copyright Sohonet Ltd 2013 All rights reserved,Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 8 of.
White Paper,3rd Party Software, Native support for Openstack Swift is provided by a variety of applications for. File browsing management similar to a FTP client,Virtual drives soft mount with operating system. Command Line Interface CLI for low level access to the Sohonet Media Storage. Appliance or CIFS NFS gateway for presenting the Sohonet Media Storage as a CIFS NFS. share NOTE This is a not a NAS and enables Write Delete Many Read Many Modify None. The exception is the Panzura appliance as this provide modification capability. Application Application Type Windows Mac OS Linux Link. Sohonet Hub File Browser Yes Yes Yes storage sohonet com. Cyberduck File Browser Yes Yes No www cyberduck ch. ExpanDrive Virtual Drive Yes Yes Yes www expandrive com. Version 2 0 November 2013 Page 5 of 23 Expandrive To install a client on a Mac OS X or Linux system

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