DDP – Extremely Fast
AVFS – Scale out
HA SAN File System
DDP is short for Dynamic Drive Pool
DDPs are SAN shared storage solutions using ethernet
To get SAN performance iSCSI is used
on Mac, Windows and Linux servers, workstations and desktops
The Ardis Virtual File System (AVFS) is the software engine / metadata controller underneath
AVFS is a scale out high availability (HA) single file system developed in house for Media and Entertainment ( M and E ) and High Performance Computing (HPC)
Three elements determine the extreme DDP performance
DDP comes free of charge with two years hardware and software support, except for the HyPerDDP12D which comes with one year support
DDP supports HTTPS and two factor authentication
The DDP uses a single file system with one name space and single directory/folder structure
The basic building blocks are DDP base systems
The best performance is obtained with an SSD pack as cache
Users and applications on a HA DDP can continue when a failover occurs
What Our Customers Say
At on location environments, space is limited and time is money. Customers need a small, silent and easy to install storage solution with high performance and reliability. That’s where I see a great future for microDDPs at mobile facilities. We use it for big popfestivals, concerts, awardevents, football games etc., a great environment for the microDDP here.
Jan Miltenburg, CEO Miltenburg AV The Netherlands
Because DDP uses standard Ethernet protocols DDP storage shows up on each desktop as one local drive with normal read/write access. By simply having everyone seeing the One Volume, it gives quick and easy to change over without having to do any formatting, which is great.
Luke Irving, Hillsong’s TV technical manager, Australia
When we pop a list of all our students/courses on to our interface drive, it automatically creates User, Folder Volume, Quota and groups students by their course. This is brilliant, we don’t have to manually add hundreds of students every year. Our students can just log in on any of the machines using their standard university ID and their drive appears on the desktop, so they can carry on their projects. Year after year.
Alexander Harbord, Technical support manager in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Social Sciences at the Northumbria University, North East of England
We also make magazines shows here, and our turnaroundtime on them has decreased many times, because we’re not having to copy media across onto local drives. Also we’re able to get editors and graphics working across several different parts of the same project, then play out as soon as each individual has finished, rather than wait for media to be copied from one drive to the next.
Jake McAuley, Head of Production Media Zoo, England
DDP is the top of the investments we made over the years. We can focus all our time to our creativity rather then spending time with IT. Storage, high speed performance, centralize all data, easy connections and maintenance, DDP gives us all of that.
Alexandre Bartholo, SFX Artist Assembly, Japan
There was a need to provide extra shared storage to accommodate part of the production / operation flows. In terms of capacity vs investment costs, the best option was to integrate current disks into 2 new 24D DDPs. We understand that moving disks between shared storage servers requires a good preparation & Ardis has provided a solution that offers high performance, availability and scalability to grow with us as our needs change over time.
Kris Francois, De Vijver Media, Belgium
Bart Vanmeerbeeck, SBS Belgium