New Storage Solution Allows Sim to Harness Shared NVMe Technology for M&E

MelroseTEC, the professional services division of MelroseINC, announced that it helped Sim to enter a new era in production/post-production ease and efficiency with a high performance storage architecture based on Excelero´s shared NVMe storage software, the company said.

By combining MelroseTEC commodity NVMe hardware with Excelero NVMesh® elastic NVMe block storage software and Mellanox 25/ 40/50/100Gb Ethernet NICs, Sim is now able to deliver up to 11 GB/sec of storage bandwidth per client to support four simultaneous 4K 60FPS Open EXR streams. This additional storage performance allows Sim to power its award-winning creative and future-proof its data center during an era of intense industry change.

Post-production studios are struggling to keep up with the rapid increase in both resolution and color fidelity. The current normal is 4K-10bit, 4K-16bit is becoming commonplace, and 8K is just over the horizon. Open EXR, and ACES along with uncompressed clip-based workflows are now happening as well. This taxes existing disk-based systems beyond their capability, requiring a new approach to storage.

Sim, having successfully filled its show roster of work using such large file formats, quickly needed additional high-performance storage. Sim turned to MelroseINC as a partner to engineer a solution based on the newest technology of NVMe.

MelroseINC is a Southern California based, full service, 360 business solution technology sales, service and solutions provider. Serving as the organizational umbrella, MelroseINC is comprised of MelroseMAC for Apple sales and support, MelroseTEC for asset management and MelroseSRC for asset sourcing and procurement. For further information, visit www.melroseinc.com.

Sim is a supplier of production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions, and has expanded to include stages and production offices in Vancouver. For more information, visit siminternational.com .

Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for hyperscale applications such as AI, machine learning and GPU computing, in the Cloud and on the Edge. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the Tech Giants´ shared‐nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has designed a software-defined block storage solution that meets the low-latency performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications.