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Concurrent Introduces New High-Capacity Storage Node that Leverages Supermicro’s Optimized Storage Server for Use in Large and Growing Visual Media Libraries

ATLANTA, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual media assets, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a global leader in computing, storage and networking technologies, today announced the Aquari™ SN4410, a deep capacity storage node that enhances Concurrent’s Aquari Storage capabilities and leverages Supermicro’s best-of-breed optimized storage server to expand Concurrent’s market opportunity in the massive growth of storage for visual asset libraries. 

/EIN News/ -- As video moves through today’s file-based media workflow it is typically stored in multiple storage islands which creates unnecessary work and complexity. Today’s 4K video content and increasing OTT distribution options are causing media libraries to grow exponentially, resulting in inefficient capacity scaling and infrastructure management.  The SN4410 storage node expands Aquari’s ability to consolidate storage by providing a cost-effective option to bring tape-based archives online, reducing the cost and complexity of managing tape storage and enabling new monetization opportunities by bringing more content online.

Sharing storage capacity between applications removes the need for storage silos, significantly minimizing cost, training, and support. It also enables faster migration of content, accelerating processing through the media workflow. Deploying 60 off-the-shelf hard drives, the SN4400 supports up to 480TB in a single 4U chassis.  This high-capacity storage node allows easy scalability from terabytes to exabytes and integrates seamlessly with Aquari’s other high-performance and capacity optimized storage nodes and simple management UI and set of REST APIs.

“The rapid growth of visual media presents new and unique challenges in manageability, performance, increasing complexity and maintenance costs,” said Scott Ryan, senior vice president, products at Concurrent. “The Aquari SN4410 storage node was engineered to accommodate larger storage requirements of the $4.7 billion information archive market while still offering simple, cost-effective, adaptable, storage that streamlines administration and slashes OPEX overhead.”

Aquari is a modern, multi-workload storage system that supports applications using S3, Swift, RADOS, RBD, NFS, and SMB. It provides flexible configurations to integrate easily with core media applications and supports multiple application types simultaneously. Rather than creating storage silos tailored to each application, customers can now use a single Aquari cluster to easily configure and manage mixed workloads for enhanced operational efficiency and reduced capital spending.

“For customers who need a combination of strong performance and high capacity, as well as an architecture that is easy to manage and scale, this joint solution based on the Supermicro 4U 60-bay top-loading storage server should be strongly considered,” said Michael McNerney, Vice President Software Solutions and Infrastructure at Supermicro.  “Aquari enables flexible cluster configurations to support multiple workload types, and the SN4410 extends the capacity capabilities to exabyte-scale environments.”

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ:SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly, solutions available on the market. For more information, please visit http://www.supermicro.com.

About Concurrent
Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR) is a global company that develops software solutions focused on storing, protecting, transforming, and delivering visual media assets. We enable the world’s leading innovators in visual media to entertain, inform, and communicate, by providing the tools to help them unlock their creativity and share it with the world.  We accomplish this by developing open software solutions that make the world’s visual media available online, when and where it is needed around the world. Concurrent has offices located in North America, Europe and Asia. Visit www.concurrent.com for further information and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Concurrent_CCUR and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/ccur.

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