Ardis Technologies announced that its microDDP shared storage solution turned out to be rental companies’ first choice at major events such as the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the North Sea Jazz Festival inRotterdam, the UEFA Euro 2016 in France, the Open-Air pop festival Rock Werchter in Belgium and the upcoming Summer Olympics in Brazil. It will showcase this product, which is part of the Dynamic Drive Pool series by the Arnhem-based manufacturer, at IBC.
The lightweight microDDP10GbE by the Dutch manufacturer is a portable shared storage with low power consumption. Despite its small dimensions (10’’ x 1U x 19’’), it is a fully equipped Ethernet shared storage solution and comes with RAID5 protected SSD capacities ranging from 8TB to 60TB with a throughput of 2200 Mbyte/s. This makes it an ideal solution for mixed environments as it can work with various hardware and software applications, editing software, render machines, indexers, MAM systems, ingest and playout solutions.
With the upcoming V5 software, a single microDDP can be used independently, for e.g. in an on-location OB van, and later be integrated into a bigger DDP setup without the need to copy data or changes at the front end are required.