Dell EMC Showcases Next Gen Isilon Storage Solutions that Empower Media Professionals to Create, Manage and Deliver Content at Broadcast Asia 2017

Dell EMC Showcases Next Gen Isilon Storage Solutions that
Empower Media Professionals to Create, Manage and Deliver Content at Broadcast Asia 2017

Latest innovations from Dell EMC and its community of collaborative partners include first-ever look at best-of-breed solutions for media and entertainment workflows and next-generation content delivery

BROADCAST ASIA, SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017  Dell EMC announces it will showcase, for the first time in Asia, a comprehensive suite of storage solutions, including the Next Gen Isilon Scale-Out NAS and Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) file and object platforms for television broadcasters, content creators and content delivery providers, at BCA 2017.

As new media technologies such as 4K / UHD are being introduced or planned in Asia, underlying storage infrastructures must effectively scale to keep up with expanding performance requirements. Further, the broadcast and media industries are under pressure to manage the exponential growth of content, demand for multiplatform content delivery, rigorous global production schedules and transition to all-IP media operations.

A longtime trusted storage provider for the media and entertainment industry, Dell EMC will show the latest Isilon Next Gen hardware platform that provides greater performance, massive scalability, and improved capacity density technology. This helps media professionals keep pace with increasing demands for storage capacity, collaboration, faster file access and operational efficiencies.
·         Next gen Isilon hardware platform
         F800 all-flash system; H600, H500, H400 hybrid systems; A200, A2000 archive systems
         Provides significantly greater performance, capacity density and reduces data center space requirements & related costs by up to 75%
         Integrates seamlessly with existing Isilon storage clusters
·         Updated Isilon OneFS software (v8.1) including:
         eLicensing support allowing separate purchase of Isilon hardware and software
         Performance improvements for I/O intensive media workloads
·         IsilonSD Edge with updated OneFS now supports:
         Single server virtual infrastructure providing efficient remote office solution
         Deployment with VMware ESX versions 6.0 and 6.5

Dell EMC enables thousands of organizations from the media and entertainment industry to transform their operations by simplifying the creation, delivery and archiving of digital media assets – organizations like Lightstorm Entertainment and Picture Element.  Media professionals from all corners of the industry - Post-production, animation, visual effects, broadcast, Pay TV and Subscription Video on Demand rely on Dell EMC solutions to assist with content creation, management and delivery.

In related news, Dell recently unveiled the latest additions to its innovative, industry-leading monitor portfolio, including the company’s first UHD Alliance-certified for HDR10 display.

Dell EMC and Dell will be exhibiting at Broadcast Asia in booth #42Q-05 on Level 4 of the Suntec Convention Centre. Dell EMC is also hosting meetings and a workshop in their hospitality suite on Level 3, and providing storage, network and workstation technology for the Broadcast IP Interop Lab on Level 6.


Charles Sevior, CTO of Storage Division (APJ), Dell EMC
“As the media industry faces significant changes in business models, viewer preferences and competition, we are excited to showcase our high-performing IT foundation for media and entertainment workflows so that our customers can create, manage and deliver their best work. We look forward to collaborating with our partners and media organizations to help them realise new opportunities for media monetization and growing market share.”
Richard Jones, Regional Sales Director - ASEAN, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
“Broadcasters are under growing pressure to be more agile and respond more quickly in order to attract and keep viewers. As a result, they are increasingly leveraging compute resources such as the cloud and virtualization, which provide flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We have collaborated for many years with Dell EMC to integrate our products with its Isilon storage solutions, which offer our joint customers a scalable and reliable storage infrastructure that effectively supports applications such as playout and news production.”
Will Harris, Flame Family Product Manager, Autodesk
“Consumers have come to expect higher quality visual effects, higher resolution formats and cinematic quality for all of their content, which is both an opportunity and a challenge for content creators. The powerful combination of our flagship Flame software with the Isilon Next-gen scale-out nodes, makes real-time VFX and compositing at 4K and beyond a reality. We’re looking forward to providing our combined solutions for artists, animators and editors that enable high-performance content creation with enterprise-class media protection, scalability and resiliency features.”

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