"The RS3617xs+ provides outstanding I/O performance and well-built construction for the usage in tough environments, and can be set up easily thanks to the intuitive DSM. Consequently, the RS3617xs+ has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective solution for TV production environments." Michael Bobenstetter, Senior Broadcast Engineer Rental & Project manager at UN-World Climate Conference
SonoVTS had already used Synology cloud services in other projects before. In fact, the company has been very satisfied with the performance, availability and especially the intuitive usability of Synology's DSM. Based on previous experiences, a Synology RS3617xs+ with maximum RAM and a dual 10GbE SFP+ NIC were deployed for the production-critical scenarios.
With the EXT4 file system, all files are accessible via SMB. The drive was then mapped to the transcoding workstations, which served as a proxy server for the recording systems.
Easy to setup & manage
The increasing demand for massive digitalization / virtualization of the core systems leads to an ever-larger and more complex IT infrastructure in the television industry. With an intuitive software like DSM, this process has become easier for the technicians and engineers involved and is consequently highly appreciated.
Excellent I/O performance & cost efficiency
In the assembly of high-performance drives, no critical system utilization or system load has been observed on main memory and 10GbE interfaces, even in the light of numerous parallel file accesses. As a result, with its high-performance, RS3617xs+ has proven to be not only reliable but also relatively budget-friendly, making it a cost-effective solution.
Solid and thought-out construction
SonoVTS operates all of its systems in 19"-Flightcases", which are brought to the application and production areas all over the world. Therefore, the equipment is exposed to external influences such as vibrations and external shocks. To protect equipment from external influences, the construction of the RS3617xs+ is very solid yet easy to open for maintenance.
In addition, SonoVTS also deployed flight cases in surroundings which lack of ideal climatic conditions on site. Thanks to the cooling design of RS3617xs+, SonoVTS has been very satisfied as it offers enough cooling capacity even for warmer surroundings.
- Near-Line video archive storage
- Intuitive user interface
- Excellent I/O performance & cost efficiency