Why Active

WHY ACTIVE?

5 Reasons to Choose Active Storage

1. COMPANY

Active Storage RAID Racks
  • Innovative, media-focused company that creates high-performance storage solutions that solve customer workflow challenges
  • Active Storage founders bring expert knowledge and understanding of video storage requirements
  • Competitors build general-purpose solutions, and attempt to make their product work in a media environment, “bolting on” media compatibility. These products are not media optimized

2. PRODUCTS

Overview
  • Truly open systems, following industry standards - no extra files, system software or “secret sauce” to worry about in the future
  • Active Storage outperforms competitors out-of-the box
  • ActiveRAID performance goes beyond the “perfect” condition
    • Best Failed Drive State Performance
    • Better system performance in degraded or drive rebuild state
    • Hot spare returns to original place

3. ENGINEERING

Controller
  • Enclosure Design—throughput is designed from the ground up
  • Materials—Aluminum vs. steel minimizes transient vibration, improves performance and reliability
  • Drive Carrier design — provides maximum airflow and vibration elimination
  • Drive selection for performance and reliability
  • Lot rotation eliminates cascading drive failures

4. INNOVATION

Innerpool with Intel SSD Drives
  • Native Mac OS X Management Suite for Apple-easy administration
  • ActiveRAID — modern Linux kernel with infinite tuning ability
  • Optimization capabilities to meet tomorrow’s demands
  • Innerpool — game-changing Xsan Metadata Appliance
    • Patent Applied Innovation — Nothing like it on the market
    • Addresses client needs — low cost, high throughput, Zero U
    • Unique approach to a common and costly problem

5. SALES, SERVICE, SUPPORT

Service
  • Active Storage Sales and Pre-Sales Engineers work with VAR partners to provide the right solution to your individual needs
  • Active support specialists are trained in
    Mac OS X, Xsan, Windows and Linux, and are available to help 24/7/365 with real world solutions
  • Working with VAR partners and our Over-Night-Exchange Program, issues are resolved quickly
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