Software-defined shared storage for demanding media workflows
Specifically designed for media and entertainment workflows, pixstor is a highly scalable enterprise class storage solution that utilises both the data centre and the cloud, enabling you to get the maximum potential and efficiency out of your studio.Used by post production houses such as Electric Theatre Collective, Freefolk, Union and Territory.
pixstor is a cost-effective solution for 4K and 8K high resolution pipelines, combining flash, disk, tape, and cloud storage into a global file system namespace that treats storage and network as one unified workflow. pixstor is also an excellent solution for render farms as it offers effortless burst rendering to the cloud, giving you more power when you need it.
Software-defined storage with guaranteed performance
pixstor is a complete storage solution, purpose-built for demanding media requirements, offering guaranteed performance from disk to desktop. A data-aware scale-out NAS platform, it ensures your data is always available, precisely when and where you need it. No compromise.
Powered by pixitmedia's proven high-performance parallel file system trusted by thousands of organizations worldwide, pixstor can easily manage petabytes of data and billions of files, all under a single global namespace.
pixstor is the first storage solution to unify data, infrastructure and users
Media Workflows thrive with pixstor. With its software-defined architecture, pixstor provides a single global namespace that controls all commodity hardware, applications and systems in the workflow. Ethernet-based and API-driven, it fully integrates into your workflows and extends the file system across multiple locations and out into the cloud – bringing data closer to users and applications in a unified view.
With complete control of your data – wherever, whenever and however you want it – pixstor enables global collaboration without any compromise on performance.
Managing your data has never been easier
Using intelligent automated tools, pixstor drives efficiency throughout the entire ecosystem. It offers guaranteed consistent performance, limitless scale, data control and secure collaborative access for users wherever they may be.
pixstor lets you manage and store data with confidence, dramatically improve workflows and reduce the cost of infrastructure and shared services.
pixitmedia are so confident in their filesystem, that they offer a performance guarantee up to 99% capacity for the lifetime of the solution.
What’s under the hood
Mac, Windows & Linux compatible, pixstor combines robust, mature filesystem software and industry-standard servers and storage components including flash, hard disk, tape and cloud resources to deliver a powerful, affordable high-performance Ethernet-based unified namespace.
Its data architecture foundation relies on a scatter algorithm to distribute writes across spinning disk, removing the impact of fragmentation on performance so there is no bandwidth degradation as the system fills – as is common on most file systems. The performance of the system enables multiple workloads to run full out up at to 99% capacity – with no negative effect on finishing editors’ or artists’ user experience.
Empower your team to move fast, search and extract data wherever it resides
Seamless Artist-Anywhere collaboration to enable the power of ideas
Push button cloud deployment, the only hybrid solution for on-premise and public
Smart and efficient data management from Sync, Disaster Recovery to Intelligent file movement on a global scale
Protect your assets with security & audit compliance
Admin and analytics
Control your data and storage strategies. Predict and reduce your data costs
- Lightning Fast Search across cloud and on-premises
- Intuitive interface brings files closer to your teams
- Seamless out-of-the-box integration into your media pipeline. Extendable to best fit your business needs.
- Gain insights and extract additional value from your existing files
- Find assets faster via powerful search that learns about your content
- Enable smart global access to data
- Retain visibility across all storage regardless of location
- Ultra high-speed data transfer via cloud-provider networks
- Securely share work with third-party facilities and customers
Hybrid Cloud Solution - deploy pixstor to the Cloud in under 5 minutes
- Consolidate on-premise and cloud pipelines using a single namespace
- Support tens of thousands of CPU & GPU compute nodes
- Gain greater control of egress costs
- Leverage multi-region, multi-provider scalability
- Enable limitless capacity with object tiers
- Integrate with industry standard software such as Deadline, OpenCue and Shotgun
- Use sizing templates for push-button deployment
Smart Data Management
- Industry-leading policy engine
- Intelligent tiering within the same namespace across Cloud, file system, tape andthird-party NAS devices
- Synchronous and Asynchronous Replication
- Disk driven data protection capabilities with pixstor Sync
- Snapshots and cloning support
- User-driven restore capabilities
- Anti-virus support
- Python and Rest API
- Spin up and down separate islands of storage to cover the diverse securityrequirements of major content owners
- Maintain your performance across all storage tenants
- Empower system admins with granular control, performance dashboards and capacity analytics
- Help your studio infrastructure align with MPAA or TPN best practices