DataDirect Networks Provides Concurrent Access to More Than 30 Uncompressed Apple Final Cut Pro HD Workstations in Real-Time From a Single Storage Appliance

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattering the bandwidth and concurrency limitations associated with conventional storage systems supporting Apple's leading content editing suite, Final Cut Pro, DataDirect Networks today validated that its flagship S2A9900 storage appliance is the only system that can support more than 30 Final Cut Pros running on uncompressed HD in real-time-orders of magnitude greater than any comparative offering.

"When running multiple Final Cut Pro sessions in parallel, only DataDirect Networks ensures that users experience extremely low latency response times for jitter-free playback while concurrently performing full-bandwidth ingests," said Dave Fellinger, Chief Technology Officer, DataDirect Networks.

"DataDirect Networks has demonstrated highly scalable support of Apple Final Cut Pro collaborative workflows," said Tom Coughlin, President of leading rich media research firm Coughlin Associates. "Its S2A technology is clearly a leader in supporting the needs of the post production market by providing products geared towards the unique needs of this industry. The ability to provide excellent video quality-of-service in a heavy use, high definition environment has made the company a leading supplier for Final Cut Pro collaborative environments."

DataDirect Networks' eighth generation S2A platform, the industry-leading S2A9900, provides extreme performance and scalable capacity, with the ability to manage 1.2 petabytes in only two floor tiles and deliver sustained throughput of up to 6 gigabytes per second for both writes and reads, per appliance. In a cluster formation, S2A platforms currently deliver more than 100 gigabytes per second of throughput in high performance customer environments.

Additionally, the S2A9900 is the only storage platform that writes data as fast as it reads it, with guaranteed quality-of-service, which translates into consistently predictable performance for large content files and the ingest of multiple data streams critical for broadcasters, post-production facilities and video-on-demand providers.

DataDirect Networks will showcase the S2A9900 at IBC2008 Stand Number 7.K18 from September 12th through 16th at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. For more information about the conference, go to

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About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks, Inc. is the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world -- including the largest online gaming and music sites, social networking applications developers, photo and video sharing services, high performance computing environments, and more than 400 broadcast and post-production facilities around the globe. With more than 160 petabytes installed worldwide, the company's S2A(TM) (Silicon Storage Architecture(TM)) technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today's extremely competitive and evolving markets. Founded in 1998, DataDirect Networks serves customers through its global partnerships with Dell, IBM, Sony and other industry leaders; and through its offices in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Japan and throughout the U.S. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

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