Earlier this week, we shared some NAB Show highlights from the software and workflow side of post-production. Today, Thad Vaughn, Vice President of 1303 Systems and our storage guru, shares some of his favorite storage innovations from the show floor.

Our friends at Quantum have been working on some interesting partnerships for Xcellis, their latest product that debuted last November. Xcellis isn’t just another revision of Quantum’s trusted metadata appliances. Quantum has integrated support for their high performance LAN clients and added NAS connectivity. This reduces their hardware footprint in your datacenter while extending the reach of your storage to all users, regardless of platform. Xcellis also has the ability to run applications natively on the MDCs. Quantum is currently supporting offerings from Vidispine, Cantemo Portal and a few other select partners to provide even more value to customers to help them power what’s next.

Infortrend is another company we partner with on a regular basis. Their DS4000 series with SSD is consistently beating every other storage vendor in product testing. Do you need to deliver 1 million IOPS but don’t have the budget for EMC, Netapp, Hitachi? Now you have a scalable, high performance, budget friendly option.


Last, but certainly not least, was a newcomer to the storage space. SymplyStor is modular storage designed specifically to replace your old sneakernet solution. No more passing drives between content creators. SymplyStor is a Thunderbolt storage powered by Stornext. With up to 64TB of RAID 6 storage, SymplyStor has the capacity and performance for your most demanding creative tasks like ultra-high-definition video editing, audio and video finishing – or keeping massive amounts of content on hand over high performance, low latency Thunderbolt.

If you have an aging xSan or are outgrowing your current storage solutions, drop us a line at info@1303systems.com so we can chat about a custom solution for your organization.