GB Labs has single-handedly developed a unique platform that tackles the shortcomings of traditional storage area networks. Space has been tested within the most demanding environments and has gleaned critical acclaim for speed and ease of use.
The interface is very easy to use and administer, in fact a complete SAN can be installed in under an hour, impressive considering most fibre SANs can take days! This means a significant reduction in down time during installation or indeed when it comes to expansion at a later date. It also allows our customers to be virtually IT support free compared to the high support levels that a Fibre Channel SAN requires.
The Space Family is available from the ultra portable Mini Space to the full-fat Space cluster, offering you the perfect solution whether you are in Post Production, Broadcasting, Education, Medical Research or even Government and Military. If you need to edit video and are looking for virtually unlimited capacity with built in expansion and extensive warranty options, then Space really should be your only option.
The Performance of the Space Range is second to none, and with the Space and Mini Space products now available with SSDs performance is Better than Ever.
I spoke to John Gubba, VSIs founder and managing director, and asked John the background to his decision to purchase a “Space” solution.
John told me that he had twenty years worth of archive on tape which were meticulously documented and stored, however, the time spent finding clips and then digitising were causing headaches and wasting far too much time. “We needed” said John, “a stable high-speed archive system which would allow us to react instantly to our clients wishes”.
I asked John how he had researched his needs and who he had spoken to about his proposed solution. “It was easy” said John “I just went to Video Rescue, told them what I hoped would be possible to achieve and left it with them. They came up with a Space archive/editing solution linked in with my XSan and Final Cut Pro suites. The huge 32TB Space solution was integrated with the Cat DV asset manager, which has given me a system that is light-years ahead of what I had before and has given me a solution that enables instant delivery of clips to my customers”.