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#7 “Storage SANity”

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The Workflow ShowStorage Area Networks (SANs) are essential to make multi-workstation video post-production facilities work smoothly. In this episode, Nick Gold and Merrel Davis  explain in detail all the elements that go into creating a well-functioning SAN environment. After listening, you too will be well-versed in this critical realm within digital workflows.

The length of this episode is 1:12:32.  We find that many folks like listening to our podcasts while commuting.

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Show Notes:
SAN (storage area network)

DAS (direct attached storage)

NAS (network attached storage)

SAS (serial attached SCSI)

Gigabit ethernet

10-gigabit ethernet

file server
RAID redundacy
File-sharing protocols

Jumbo frames

SCS (Small Computer System Interface)

Fibre Channel  
Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
file-locking and volume-locking SANs
metadata controller
Xsan and StorNext

NAS vs SAN comparison

Oh, and to set the record straight regarding Merrel & Nick’s discussion about PBS’ The Newshour former hosts — Yes, Jim Lehrer has retired from the show and contrary to what was implied, Robin MacNeil is alive and well working on variety of projects.

Did you catch The Workflow Show episode about “Media Asset Management”?

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