MBX builds reference platforms for Next-Gen video server systems

Leading server appliance manufacturer MBX Systems has developed new reference platforms for next-generation video applications requiring extreme speed and storage performance, including delivery of 4K 3D video, the company said.

The new reference designs can be adapted to any size base server, fully customized for each customer, and used to create powerhouse hardware solutions for applications ranging from post-production processing to video content creation and content delivery networks (CDNs).

The new designs combine the latest NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSDs with and without 3D NAND flash, helium drives, Intel Xeon v4 Broadwell-Ep processors and other technologies to support today´s increasingly demanding video workloads, while also providing ample expansion space and a price/performance ratio that fits the budgets of ISVs and service providers.

Components include Seagate Nytro XF1440/ XM1440, Intel DC P3500/P3600/P3700 or Samsung 850/863/950/951 NVMe drives featuring ultra-fast read speeds up to 2500 MzHzHHB/s per drive; Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors boasting 2400 MHz frequencies, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, and up to 22 cores and 44 threads per socket enabling 8 percent faster memory performance and a 24 percent improvement in other operations over predecessor solutions; Intel Visual Compute Accelerators for lightning-fast video encoding and 4K video handling; and more.

MBX Systems designs and makes application-optimized server appliances and cloud-ready solutions for ISVs and service providers worldwide. MBX delivers turnkey hardware systems that are 100 percent customized to the customer´s specifications by in-house platform engineers, while also offering value-added services such as branding, software imaging, regulatory/compliance, global logistics and warranty support to relieve customers of all hardware responsibilities.