High-performance multimedia storage specialist ELEMENTS has announced a new version of its popular BOLTNVMe storage device. The new revision features updated hardware offering significantly increased performance.
Users recognize the benefits of BOLT in delivering consistently high performance in demanding applications all the way through post-production, at resolutions up to 8k. Because it’s a high-capacity device (300TB of high-performance shared storage in a single 2U chassis), data managers don’t have to worry about optimizing the allocation strategy for users experienced in visual effects and color grading.
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“We know that video professionals and post-production facilities simply want to continue their creative workflows,” said André Kamps, CEO of ELEMENTS. “We originally designed BOLT to give them the performance they need, while eliminating the tedious task of managing storage and moving files from disk to NVMe.”
The new version of BOLT retains the high capacity, but dramatically increases data delivery. At 25 GB/s per chassis, BOLT was already 10 times faster than traditional NVMe devices. Now, thanks to an updated hardware platform, based on PCIe 4.0, it can deliver up to 70 GB/s, which means it can happily support a large team of demanding users.
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“Developments in computing technology mean that we can now give BOLT a huge boost, making it even better for organizations,” explained Heiner Lesaar, CTO of ELEMENTS. “And on top of its incredible performance, it still consumes only about a tenth of the power of a 300TB disk-based shared storage device. Better performance; simpler operation; good for the environment.”
The new BOLT prototype will be among the systems showcased by ELEMENTS at NAB 2022 (April 24-27, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth N5217).