Promise Technology Inc., a storage solutions provider for creative and IT applications, announced that its VTrak A-Class turnkey SAN file system solutions will now include bundled axle Starter software. By providing browser-based access to every video, audio and still image file, axle’s Starter software gives VTrak A-Class users the ability to easily manage their rich media projects from any computer on the network. Promise’s VTrak A-Class is ideal for multi-user collaboration to ingest, edit, stream, and process rich media. A true ‘all-in-one solution in a box’ RAID storage subsystem, the VTrak A-Class features an integrated metadata appliance and embedded file system for big data, along with an optional NAS gateway. Ease of use and low ownership cost “Promise’s VTrak A-Class solutions are known for their low total cost of ownership, simplicity of deployment, ease of use and incredible performance,” noted Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “By including axle’s highly regarded asset management software, we’re bringing more value to our end-users, fostering more efficient collaboration and accelerating rich media workflows among creative teams of all sizes.” Promise’s VTrak A-Class solutions are known for their low total cost of ownership, simplicity of deployment, ease of use"axle’s Starter software includes the ability to catalogue up to 300,000 assets (axle’s larger configurations now support over 2 million assets) and support 2 users. This configuration can be upgraded by adding user accounts or functional modules, such as axle’s new axle ai visual search technology, axle’s Advanced Transcode option, archive integrations for Archiware P5 and XenData, and ingest integrations with Softron, Cinedeck and MOG. Other benefits include: Create proxies of media for faster and easier handling View, tag, search, share, and organise content quickly and easily Easily get media from axle to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and/or Apple Final Cut Pro X without needing to move media around Thunderbolt and Fibre Channel storage According to Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle Video, “We are thrilled to be working with Promise, a longtime leader in storage for creative applications. Their pioneering work and great track record in Thunderbolt and Fibre Channel storage, as well as the power of their new VTrak A-Class solutions, make them an ideal partner for us as we continue on our mission to make browser-based search radically simple.” A webinar highlighting the combined power of Promise’s VTrak A-Class and axle’s Starter software will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. Key product managers from Promise and axle will lead the discussion, which will include workflow demonstrations and a question and answer session.
Global storage solutions provider Promise Technology Inc. has announced the release of VTrak D5000 Series Unified Storage System that delivers uncompromising scalability, flexibility and affordability for the mid-tier IT applications while simultaneously minimising the total cost of ownership. Promise VTrak D5000 The Promise VTrak D5000 features an integrated combination of high-performance hardware, adaptive storage software, flexible protocols and application-dependent front and backend connectivity. It also simplifies storage environments by consolidating SAN and/ or NAS clients on the same storage solution needing FC & iSCSI connections. Additional features include: Advanced Storage Services: such as Snapshot, Online Capacity Expansion, Flash Cache, Thin/Thick Clones and Thin/Thick Volumes. Unlock Power of Flash Cache: gives users the option to add Flash Cache for read and write acceleration. The proprietary Promise Technology intelligent data caching automatically promotes hot data to cache in real time, so you get the full benefit of flash performance. Consolidate Infrastructure: massively scale up to 512 drives. Features flexible 10GbE and optional 8/16G FC, with 6G SAS/SATA and 12G SAS interfaces. Superior Value: Accelerate enterprise applications - reduce latency and speed-up operations with up to 50% higher performance. VTrak series enterprise-class product line The VTrak D5000 further expands our VTrak series enterprise-class product portfolio" “The VTrak D5000 further expands our VTrak series enterprise-class product portfolio by providing valuable services and features that appeal to a wider market in general IT infrastructure, virtualised and unstructured data applications,” said Vijay Char, President, Promise Technology. “We’re delivering a Unified Storage solution with Data Services optimised for high bandwidth and low latency - an ideal storage platform for mid-tier IT applications, surveillance, backup and running multiple mixed workloads.” The VTrak D5000 Series with iSCSI and NAS configurations will be available shortly in North America through Promise’s network of resellers, with FC configurations scheduled to ship in Fall 2018. All-inclusive pricing encompasses hardware, software and three years of Next Business Day service (USA & CA only) to make determining the cost simple and predictable. The VTrak D5000 series comes in four models D5300/D5320 (2RU), D5600 (3RU), and D5800 (4RU) giving users the flexibility on form factor.
Promise Technology Inc., global storage solutions provider for the M&E market, has launched its Atlas series of NAS shared storage solutions, and new SANLink3 N1, a Thunderbolt 3 to NBASE-T Ethernet adapter. Both products deliver the combination of performance and affordability that creative professionals in small workgroups need. At the NAB Show, Promise also announced that it is one of the first-to-market with colossal 14TB hard drives from Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, across all of its product lines. Atlas series of NAS shared storage solutions The Promise Atlas series features easy and fast NAS connectivity over Thunderbolt3 and 10G Ethernet, with massive capacities and great value. The Atlas S8+, an 8-bay desktop and Atlas S12+, a 12-bay rackmount unit, include Enterprise-class features with a simple-to-use GUI making them perfect for the burgeoning small-workgroup shared storage market. The SANLink3 N1 revolutionises how creative professionals connect Thunderbolt 3 devices to an existing Ethernet infrastructure The SANLink3 N1 revolutionises how creative professionals connect Thunderbolt 3 devices to an existing Ethernet infrastructure. The high-speed NBASE-T technology maximises the available line rate of Thunderbolt 3 to provide portable and desktop systems with high-speed Ethernet connectivity at 1, 2.5, 5 and up to 10G speeds that streamlines creative and high demand workflows with plug-and-play ease. The bus-powered, pocket-sized, whisper quiet and lightweight SANLink3 N1 with no power adapters or big bulky boxes and a plug and pay approach makes it incredibly easy to transport and use. Build-to-Order (BTO) platform Promise’s recently announced Build-to-Order (BTO) platform that enables users to custom-configure the renowned Promise Pegasus3 series of desktop RAID storage solutions. Creative professionals seeking speed, redundancy and higher capacities can use the BTO options – found at Promise’s eStore – to create the exact combination of Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD) they need for their individual workflows. “Promise listens to our end-users and delivers solutions that address key needs,” said Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “The Atlas series and SANLink3 are the newest products in our broad range of solutions for our media and entertainment industry customers that deliver the highest levels of performance along with the quality, reliability and support from Promise that they are accustomed to.”
Promise Technology Inc., global storage solutions provider for creative and IT applications, has announced that users of the company’s industry-leading Pegasus3 series of desktop RAID storage solutions can now configure their systems to realise the highest-possible performance levels when using Adobe Creative Cloud video tools like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC. Desktop RAID storage solutions Promise recently announced that its North American customers can use the new Built-to-Order (BTO) platform, available at Promise’s eStore, to build their Pegasus3 systems with their preferred combination of Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD). This enables them to create the exact combinations of speed, redundancy and higher capacities they need for their individual workflows. Allocating one or more SSDs for cache with Adobe applications will significantly improve the Adobe applications’ performance Those capabilities now extend to Adobe’s suite of powerful video apps. For example, allocating one or more SSDs for cache with Adobe applications, while reserving the spinning disks for capacity, will significantly improve the Adobe applications’ performance, regardless of the host machine’s internal memory. Pegasus3 series of Thunderbolt3 storage solutions “Our customers have told us they need flexible configurations, and we are meeting that need by providing BTO options with SSDs for our Pegasus3 line of Thunderbolt3 storage arrays,” said Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “We expect this to be very popular among power users looking to boost performance, redundancy or capacity, or even all three.” On their own, apps like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC give users the world’s best tools for video editing and motion graphics. Together with Adobe Creative Cloud, they offer an unparalleled ecosystem of interconnected apps, like Adobe Photoshop CC and services, like Adobe Stock, empowering filmmakers and artists to deliver stories that stand out. High performance storage solutions “Our customers are always in need of reliable, high-performance storage solutions for video workflows,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe professional video. “It’s exciting to see the built-to-order solutions which offer customised choices for content creators.” Adobe Creative Cloud offers an unparalleled creative ecosystem of interconnected apps and services Price varies based on options selected, with custom-configured Pegasus3 models starting at approximately US$ 1,299. Custom Pegasus3 solutions are available in North America only. Adobe Creative Cloud solution Adobe will showcase powerful new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud, giving video professionals the world’s best tools for video editing and motion graphics. The latest release brings amazing new features and faster workflows for color, graphics, audio, animation, collaboration and VR. Highlights include shot comparison, automatic color matching, and intelligent audio and easy rotate view controls for VR content in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; streamlined graphics workflows with master properties to rapidly edit layer properties across compositions in After Effects CC; added efficiency in Audition CC; integration with Adobe Stock for sourcing video footage and Motion Graphics templates; trigger improvements in Adobe Character Animator CC; and easily invite anyone with refined collaboration workflows in Team Projects. Adobe Creative Cloud offers an unparalleled creative ecosystem of interconnected apps and services.
Promise Technology Inc., a storage solutions provider for creative and IT applications, announced that customers will now have the option to custom-configure its industry-leading Pegasus3 series of desktop RAID storage solutions. Creative professionals seeking speed, redundancy and higher capacities can use the new platform – found at Promise’s eStore – to create the exact configuration needed for their workflows. Until now, customers looking for high-quality Thunderbolt storage systems could only buy the configurations manufacturers offered. Promise has given them the freedom to purchase the exact solution to fit their needs - all with the same superb reliability and support that they have come to expect from Promise. Speed to generate high-resolution video Promise’s Pegasus3 solutions deliver the speed required for generating high-resolution video and rich media content By mixing blazing fast SSDs with high-capacity HDDs in the same Pegasus unit, customers are free to focus on what matters most to them - performance, redundancy or capacity - or a combination of all three. Options include: 1 and 2 TB SSDs 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 10TB traditional hard drives Highly optimised for lightning-fast 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt3 performance and content protection, Promise’s Pegasus3 solutions deliver the speed required for generating high-resolution video and rich media content while offering the safety and security of full-featured RAID protection. “Whether they are looking to maximise for speed or for capacity, creative professionals will be able to get exactly what they need,” noted Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “Promise is listening to our customer base, and we are now offering configurations that don’t exist anywhere else. We are giving our customers the tools to create their visions exactly the way that they want to, rather than through off-the-shelf solutions.”
Storage solutions provider Promise Technology Inc. announced that it has partnered with StoneFly, Inc., manufacturer of the largest cloud-enabled Hyper Scale-Out NAS in the market, to offer a suite of software-defined data centre solutions. Targeted to mid-tier enterprise IT customers, these solutions will be sold through a select network of channel partners in the United States – making world-class, versatile, affordable storage solutions readily available. Promise, a veteran of the storage industry, is well-known in a variety of global storage markets including rich media, cloud, video surveillance, and IT. With a decades-long reputation for high-quality, cost-effective solutions and outstanding customer support, Promise has developed a strong network of channel partners with tremendous reach and value. Virtualised cloud-enabled storage solutions StoneFly pioneered the creation, development, and deployment of the iSCSI storage protocolStoneFly pioneered the creation, development, and deployment of the iSCSI storage protocol in 2002 - and has gone on to develop an impressive array of virtualised cloud-enabled storage solutions. Specialising in hyperconverged infrastructure, backup, disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud products and services, StoneFly has remained dedicated to spearheading the significant advancement of tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies. “This strategic partnership demonstrates Promise and StoneFly’s mutual commitment to expand our market share with the strongest combination of enterprise solutions and support,” said Mo Tahmasebi, CEO for StoneFly. "By combining our reach, strong positioning, outstanding service and support capabilities and expertise with StoneFly’s software-defined data centre offerings, we are able to offer an even broader range of solutions to meet the needs of the IT market,” noted Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “This alliance combines our complementary strengths to provide our customers with superior value."
Promise Technology Inc., a rich media storage technology provider, announced that its Pegasus3 series of desktop RAID storage solutions with Thunderbolt™3 will now include ChronoSync software from Econ Technologies, Inc. A multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable backup, and folder synchronising, ChronoSync is consistently included on ‘Best Software Backup for Mac’ lists. “We are very excited to partner with Promise to bring the ChronoSync Pegasus Edition to its lineup of high-performance RAID systems,” said Duilio Proni, president of Econ Technologies. Advanced RAID protection “ChronoSync is used daily by thousands of digital pros because of its versatility, reliability, and performance. Coupling ChronoSync with the lightning-fast Pegasus storage systems is a logical enhancement to these creative professionals’ workflow.” “The addition of ChronoSync software across our entire Pegasus lineup is yet another way that we are adding value to our solutions for creative professionals,” noted Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. Reliable backup “Whether you’re working in post-production, broadcast, sports, education, or house of worship environments, your rich media workflows require reliable backup, and ChronoSync is one of the best Mac backups available. “When combined with the lightning-fast speeds and advanced RAID protection that our family of Pegasus solutions provides, users can rest assured that even their most demanding creative projects are safe and secure.”
Apollo Cloud appliance and app gives users full control over their storage and selective sharing PROMISE Technology has marked its foray into the consumer electronics market at CES with the unveiling of Apollo, a personal Cloud appliance and app that gives users and their circles or groups full control over the storage and selective sharing of their digital content. Designed with families, small businesses, and small office / home office in mind, Apollo makes it easy for a group of members to store, access and share selected data from wherever they happen to be. At CES, PROMISE will demonstrate Apollo’s many features at booth #21731, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center Tech East. Apollo will be showcased at the Showstoppers media-only event on January 6 at the Wynn Hotel, Table F4. Apollo device features Apollo is a small, quiet appliance that stores huge amounts of data - up to 4 TB. It’s a valuable asset to consumers who find it difficult to manage treasured family photos and videos that proliferate like wildfire on family members’ phones, tablets and laptops and at increasingly high resolutions. The Apollo device provides consumers with: Huge storage space – available to all members, with no recurring fees. Quick access to personal content from anywhere – Apollo’s mobile app offers fast access and speedy playback of stored videos and other media content wherever the Internet is available. Each member gets private space and sharing control – unlike other solutions. Easy to set up and use from any device, anywhere – you don’t need to mess with several apps or hook up a PC to manage your Apollo. Private and secure – Apollo provides peace of mind knowing that all data is off the Web, safe and secure on your personal Cloud, with all transactions encrypted. Elegant, quiet yet sturdy design – well suited for a desk, entertainment centre or closet. Social elements – Apollo enables friends and family to comment on and discuss shared content such as videos and photos within an entirely private environment. Tapping into the consumer market “Apollo marks a significant milestone for our company, and we are very excited to tap into the consumer market with a personal cloud device that makes it easy to store and share digital media,” said James Lee, CEO of PROMISE Technology. “Although bankers’ boxes and filing cabinets are no longer required to store treasured photos, many people find that their desktop, mobile devices and stacks of USB drives no longer do the trick either. With Apollo, however, PROMISE has delivered a personal cloud storage device that’s affordable, secure, robust and - most importantly - easy to use.” “With the ubiquity of connected electronic devices and digital technology, data storage isn’t just a problem for the enterprise, it’s also a problem in the family home,” said Vijay Char, VP Business Development, PROMISE Technology. “Apollo lets users control all data and sharing - making it a better option for consumers who currently use Web-based cloud solutions but worry about services going down or losing data altogether, or having their information commandeered by Big Data marketers or, worse, breached and exploited by hackers.”
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