When to Use Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage system which connects  to a computer network and then provides data access. NAS can enable simpler and lower cost systems such as load-balancing and fault-tolerant email and web server systems by providing storage services. NAS vs. Traditional File Servers NAS offers a number of benefits […]

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[case study] Speech Recognition and Transcription Applications for Yap, Inc.

Few software solutions are as difficult to develop as speech recognition and transcription applications. Interpreting speakers’ inflections, accents, and dialects requires programming sophistication approaching artificial intelligence. To improve accuracy rates, industry-leader Yap, Inc. refines its transcription algorithms by vigorously analyzing spoken language with a powerful computational farm. The firm needed robust, cost-effective solutions to store […]

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[case study] JetStor Delivers Vital Software-as-a-Service to the Construction Industry

THE ORGANIZATION Barryhund Administrators, Inc., based in West Sacramento, CA, plays a critical role in construction projects. Construction jobs begin only when contractors assess the work and submit bids. To do so, they require blueprints and architectural designs, which used to be reproduced on specialized copiers. Founded in 1997, Barryhund Administrators eliminates this costly and […]

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[case study] Video Burbank Police Dept. Replaces Analog Media with JetStor RAID Arrays

Video surveillance is a boon to police departments and other government agencies, but the video often needs to be preserved as potential evidence for investigations. For users of analog systems, this means recording video on bulky tapes, a challenge for the police department of Burbank, CA, the “media capital of the world.” The Burbank Police […]

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[case study] Retirement Community Security Archives 30 Days of Video Surveillance with JetStor

Video cameras have proven to enhance a community’s public safety. The Osborn, the premier retirement community in New York’s Westchester Country, wanted to offer its retired seniors this extra measure of safety as well as monitor its staff. The Osborn also wanted to archive its video for a month as a record of resident and […]

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[case study] Storage Correctional Facility Archives +100 TB of Video Data

Video surveillance is a powerful tool for law enforcement and other security-intensive industries. Inyo County Jail, the only correctional facility in California’s Inyo County, the third largest county in the nation, sought a video surveillance solution to enhance the safety of its staff and inmates. Inyo County Jail, however, needed to do more than enable […]

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[case study] Video Backup – Disk to Disk Storage

Few data files are as large, costly, or more frequently reused than those created for video programming. One of the nation’s largest production studios develops and stores hundreds of terabytes of entertainment shows, promos, commercials, sports, documentaries, broadband content, network IDs, and interstitials for leading cable programmers. Initially, the studio stored its content on virtual […]

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[case study] Improved Server Performance – Lower Cost for School District

Deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reduces boot storms, which is a common problem for computer usage in schools, but not without demands. When students all log in at the same time, the storage devices flood with requests for applications, therefore creating what is known as a boot storm. Titusville Area School District (TASD), serving […]

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[case study] Digital Video Storage – Film editors turn to JetStor

Few applications pressure storage devices like video editing. Filmmakers must store huge digital video files and then stream them at over 200 megabits/sec to shape raw footage into narratives. This challenge was particularly acute for acclaimed filmmaker Lawrence Carota as he made his documentary, “Crude Sacrifice,” on Canada’s Athabasca Tar Sands, the world’s largest oil-development […]

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SSD Array vs HDD Array

With the emergence of SSD arrays, businesses are starting to question the more traditional HDD arrays that have been standard storage solutions for decades. And with the ever-growing presence of critical data across countless industries, it’s no wonder that the more sluggish spinning drive arrays are being put into question. But is the concern warranted? […]

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