EditShare (www.editshare.com) has announced the EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014, it’s a distributed scale-out file system designed from the ground up to support large-scale media workgroups requiring high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing and multiplatform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K and beyond. 

According to Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare, XStream EFS features include:

° High-performance, low-latency storage;

° The ability to scale to many petabytes and hundreds of millions of files;

° Acceleration of media workflows – ingest, collaborative editing and playout;

° Support for uncompressed 2K, 4K and beyond;

° A “single namespace” file system that expands as storage is added’

° No downtime during expansion;

° Automatic rebalancing of data when new nodes are added;

° Multiple levels of redundancy provide highest levels of data protection;

° Forward-thinking architecture maximizes usable storage

XStream EFS also includes advanced project sharing functionality, further enhancing the overall workflow with collaborative editing for Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, Lightworks, Grass Valley EDIUS and other workgroups.