Qualstar Corporation Celebrates 30 Years in Business
Qualstar Corporation a manufacturer of data security and archive storage
solutions and high efficiency power supplies, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year since commencing business operations in 1984.
"It is quite an accomplishment for any company to obtain their 30th anniversary, and I am very proud to be a part of that significant milestone for Qualstar.
Over the course of three decades, we have successfully developed a
lasting reliable product, a loyal customer base and we are well
positioned for future growth," said Steven Bronson, Qualstar's Chief Executive Officer.
been creating reliable, cost effective and easy to use automated tape
libraries for thirty years. Our tape library models provide combinations
of capacity and throughput to match any storage management requirement,
including multiple tape drives and span capacities from 310 terabytes
to more than 73 petabytes. With low cost, high density Ultrium LTO
technology, tape libraries are clearly the most efficient and cost
effective storage for backup, data protection and archiving of
electronic information. Qualstar
tape libraries are designed for years of continuous unattended
operation and allow simultaneous reading and writing to multiple drives.
They also offer key features such as built in data encryption, key
management and scalability to keep pace with rapidly expanding storage
libraries have a long history of quietly and reliably preserving and
protecting our customers' most essential past, present and future data
assets. We've built on that foundation and have added intelligent and
focused talent to our engineering, sales and support teams so we can
keep doing what we do best, even better -- designing and manufacturing
products that continue to set standards for data capacity, density,
reliability, power efficiency and scalability: all things that add up to
the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the industry. Our customers
know they can count on us to design and manufacture reliable products
so they can do theirs.
We also note that through our N2 Power division, for the
past 16 years, we manufactured and offered state of the art power supply
components for the electronics industry.
We look forward to the exciting opportunities in the data storage
business and the power supply business based on technology advances and
increased data that needs to be stored.
Shipments of Disk Drives Decline 5% in 2013
A near-doubling of the market for SSDs in 2013 was unable to help the
computer-related storage industry last year, which slid 5% in shipments
because of continuing contractions in the hard-disk drive and optical
disk drive segments.
Combined shipments worldwide last year for the HDDs, SSDs and optical
disk drives (ODDs) making up the computer storage market amounted to
755.0 million units, down from 794.0 million in 2012. While SSD
shipments were up an outsize 82% to 57.0 million units, both the HDD and
ODD segments proved to be a drag. The HDD segment fell 7% to 444.4
million units, and the ODD sector did worse with a 12% decline to 253.5
The forecast does not include shipment figures for non-PC-related
drives used in sectors such as automotive, industrial, gaming, external
storage, video surveillance and set-top box/DVR.
The storage industry continues to navigate mutliple transitions that are affecting each segment's performance, the
SSD sector is easily the most promising, compared to a struggling HDD
segment that remains huge but is still trying to find its footing in a
shifting environment, or to the more beleaguered ODD space that now has
The challenge for the storage industry will lie in successfully
navigating these changes, Zhang noted, and on how to take advantage of
brewing technological trends, such as interest in the cloud, to promote
relevant products and offerings.
HDD down but not out
In the HDD segment, the rise
of smartphones and tablets has dented the once-powerful appeal of
computers, impacting HDD volume. The losses are especially apparent in
the so-called client PC market-the consumer side of the PC business.
Prospects are more promising on the enterprise PC end with businesses
starting to undertake a corporate refresh of their computers as the
global economy picks up, which should help make up for the decline of
the consumer HDD sector.
HDD technologies are also in transition from the current PMR method
to next-generation mechanisms. Here IHS expects new opportunities to
emerge for the HDD industry to meet growing demand for storage in the
public and private cloud. More storage will be needed as consumers
increase their use of videos, songs, photos and social media.
The HDD industry remains a behemoth on the whole, with shipments for computer-related HDDs averaging 400 million units for the next few years in spite of annual decreases,
accounting for approximately half of the entire storage market.
Moreover, HDDs will remain the final destination for the majority of
digital content, being the cheapest medium on a dollar-per-gigabyte
basis compared to other forms of storage media, further ensuring the
market's continued viability.
SSDs on the way up
In contrast to the stable but
declining HDD market, the SSD industry is in aggressive expansion mode,
with favorable drivers for both the short and long term. Improved price
points have led to a recent decrease in the cost of SSDs and a resulting
higher adoption of the drives by Ultrabooks and similar ultrathin PCs.
And new enterprise products, ranging from drives to caches to arrays,
have given many IT departments greater flexibility to integrate SSDs
into corporate storage systems.
Following the 82% increase of SSD shipments in 2013, the market will see volumes rise another 50% this year.
SSD shipments will then reach 189.6 million units in 2017, close to half the size of the HDD market of 397.0 million.
EMC: Fiscal 4Q13 Financial Results
Fourth-quarter revenue was $6.7 billion, an increase of 11% compared with the year-ago quarter.
- Q4 revenue growth up 11% year over year
- Q4 GAAP EPS and non-GAAP EPS growth up 23% and 11% year over year, respectively
- Double-digit year-over-year revenue growth across U.S., EMEA and Latin America, with strong revenue growth from BRIC+13 markets
- Q4 revenue from the Emerging Storage business up 73% year over year
- Strong year-over-year increase in operating and free cash flow
GAAP net income attributable to EMC increased 17% year over year to
$1.0 billion. Fourth-quarter GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted
share increased 23% year over year to $0.48. Non-GAAP1 net income
attributable to EMC was $1.3 billion, an increase of 7% compared with
the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter non-GAAP earnings per weighted
average diluted share were $0.60, an increase of 11% year over year.
Full-year 2013 revenue was $23.2 billion, an increase of 7% year over
year. This result was highlighted by 5% year-over-year revenue growth
for EMC's Information Infrastructure business, and 15% year-over-year
revenue growth each for VMware and Pivotal.
GAAP net income attributable to EMC for 2013 increased 6% year over
year to $2.9 billion, and GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted
share were $1.33, up 8% year over year. Non-GAAP net income attributable
to EMC for 2013 was $3.9 billion, an increase of 4% year over year, and
non-GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share were $1.80, an
increase of 6% year over year.
For 2013, the company generated operating cash flow of $6.9 billion
and free cash flow of $5.5 billion, increases of 11% and 10% year over
The company ended the year with $17.6 billion in cash and investments.
Joe Tucci, EMC chairman and CEO, said: "Our fourth-quarter
results are further evidence that our federation strategy across EMC
Information Infrastructure, VMware and Pivotal is on target. There's no
doubt that the move from the second platform to the third platform of
IT, underpinned by the mega trends of mobile, cloud, big data and
social, is having a profound impact on business and transforming the way
we work and live. Customers and partners have these transformations in
their sights and are embracing EMC's vision, strategy and best-of-breed
portfolio to capitalize on them."
David Goulden, CEO of EMC information infrastructure and EMC's CFO, said: "Despite
2013 IT spend growth that was lower than we expected, EMC achieved
strong revenue and profit growth. This outperformance relative to our
industry speaks to the power of the EMC portfolio, solid operational and
financial model and consistent execution against our strategy. We
entered 2014 exceptionally well positioned to grow faster this year than
our IT spending growth projection while also gaining share in the
markets we serve."
For the fourth quarter,
Information Storage business accelerated revenue growth to 10% year
over year. Emerging Storage business accelerated revenue to 73% year
over year, propelled by the very successful launch of XtremIO and
continued strong growth of Isilon, Atmos and VPLEX products. The
company's Unified and Backup Recovery business increased revenue 11%
year over year, benefitting from the recent product launches of the
next-generation VNX and Data Domain product lines. Revenue from high-end
storage business returned to growth in the fourth quarter as customers
continued to turn to the company's VMAX family. Revenue growth from RSA
Information Security business and Information Intelligence business
accelerated to 17% and 3% year over year, respectively.
VCE had an excellent fourth quarter as demand for Vblock systems
showed strong year-over-year growth. VSPEX reference architecture
portfolio continued to extend its market leadership with rapid adoption
and increasing popularity among customers and partners. Additionally,
Cloud Service Provider Partner program continued in the quarter as the
company's fastest-growing vertical market segment.
In the fourth quarter, VMware continued to excel because it is
positioned to help customers move from the client-server era to the
mobile-cloud era of computing. As VMware helps customers bridge to this
new world and lays the foundation for the build out of the
software-defined data center, it is enabling them to achieve new levels
of efficiency, control and agility.
Pivotal continued to make progress during the quarter. In the nine
months since its formation, it has met the objectives it set out to
accomplish in 2013: meeting its financial goals, establishing a strong
executive leadership team and launching Pivotal One, a comprehensive,
multi-cloud Enterprise PaaS comprised of a set of application and data
services that run on top of Pivotal CF, the enterprise distribution of
the Cloud Foundry platform.
Consolidated fourth-quarter revenue from the United States increased
11% year over year to $3.5 billion, representing 52% of consolidated
fourth-quarter revenue. Revenue from business operations outside of the
United States increased 11% year over year to $3.2 billion and
represented 48% of consolidated fourth-quarter revenue. Within this, on a
year-over-year basis, revenue from EMEA region grew 15%, revenue from
AsiaPac and Japan region increased 1%, and revenue from Latin America
region grew 12%. Revenue from EBRIC+13 markets increased 17% year over
- Consolidated revenues are expected to be $24.5 billion for 2014.
Consolidated revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2014 are
expected to be 22% of the full-year revenue.
- Consolidated GAAP operating income is expected to be 18% of revenues
for 2014 and consolidated non-GAAP7 operating income is expected to be
25% of revenues for 2014.
- Consolidated GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share are
expected to be $1.38 for 2014 and consolidated non-GAAP earnings per
weighted average diluted share are expected to be $1.95 for 2014.
- Consolidated GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share are
expected to be $0.19 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and
consolidated non-GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share are
expected to be $0.35 for the three months ended March 31, 2014.
- The consolidated GAAP income tax rate is expected to be 23% for 2014
and the consolidated non-GAAP7 income tax rate is expected to be 23.5%
for 2014. This assumes that the U.S. R&D tax credit for 2014 is
extended in the fourth quarter 2014.
- The weighted average outstanding diluted shares are expected to be 2.06 billion for 2014.
- EMC expects to repurchase an aggregate of $2.0 billion of the company's common stock in 2014.
Overland Storage and Tandberg Data Now One - A New Era in Data Access
We are very pleased to
announce that Overland Storage and Tandberg Data are now one. This is great
news for our business partners around the world.
As a loyal partner, you will benefit from one of the most extensive and
complementary product portfolios and service offerings in the
industry—solutions for the SMB all the way to the enterprise. You'll appreciate
our expanded scale and resources that will enable us to bring innovative and
exciting data storage, cloud and enterprise data mobility solutions to address
your needs today and in the future.
With our combined assets, we plan to invest in new technologies, increase sales
and marketing support and enhance customer service and delivery capabilities.
Above all else, our common goal is to be your strategic partner of choice,
delivering superior data protection and data management solutions that will
help you surpass your professional objectives. I am personally excited about
this opportunity to expand our relationship with you in 2014 and beyond.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and business
First USB Flash Key at 1TB !
Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology company, Inc.,, announced the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB flash drive.
It is the world's largest-capacity USB 3.0 flash drive as it will be available in a 1TB capacity later in Q1.
It is shipping now in 512GB capacity. It is the fastest USB 3.0 Flash
drive in the Kingston family, with speeds of up to 240MB/s read and
160MB/s write. It has also achieved USB 3.0 certification.
"Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive," said Andrew Ewing, flash memory business manager, Kingston. "The
large capacity and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds allow users to save
time as they can access, edit and transfer applications or files such as
HD movies directly from the drive without any performance lag."
DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is compliant with next-generation
USB 3.0 specifications and is optimized for newer PCs with USB 3.0
ports. Users who work with large video or graphics files, or gamers who
like to travel with their entire library will appreciate the drive's
speed and capacity. The casing is made of zinc alloy metal for quality,
shock resistance and design.
It ships with a custom Kingston key ring and a HyperX valet keychain. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 USB flash drive is part of the
HyperX Predator family, which represents the highest-performance
products offered from Kingston HyperX. The drive is backed by a
five-year warranty, free technical support and Kingston reliability.
Part Number: Capacity and Features
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X v.10.6.x +
- Linux v. 2.6.x+
HyperX Predator 3.0 Features and Specs:
- DTHXP30/512GB: DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 512GB
- DTHXP30/1T: DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 1TB
- Capacities: uncompromised storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive
- Performance: speeds to save time while transferring content rich data
- Zinc alloy metal casing: resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design
- HyperX valet keychain: accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage
- Guaranteed: five-year warranty and free technical support for added peace of mind
- Speed: USB 3.0: 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write; USB 2.0: 30MB/s read and 30MB/s write
- Backwards compatible: with USB 2.0
- Capacities: 512GB, 1TB (later Q1)
- Dimensions: without key ring: 2.8346"x1.0606"x0.8268" (72mmx26.94mmx21mm); with key ring: 3.4854"x1.0606"x0.8268" (88.53mmx26.94mmx21mm)
- Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
- Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
- USB 3.03: latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0
Hadoop Market to Reach $21 Billion in 2018, CAGR of 55%
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, Hadoop Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012- 2018, the global Hadoop market was worth $1.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $20.9 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 54.7% from 2012 to 2018.
North America was the largest market for Hadoop in 2012 due to huge amounts of data generated in the region and the growing need to store and process the accumulated data.
The Hadoop market is driven by exponentially growing volumes of
unstructured data and Hadoop's capacity to access data at faster speed
and cheaper cost as compared to conventional systems such as RDBMS. Not
just organizations such as NASA, Apple, Wal-Mart, Facebook or Google,
but almost every Fortune 500 company deals with an enormous data
warehouse, where massive amount of data has been accumulated. Hadoop not
only adds new capabilities in the data management system and can manage
unstructured data, it can do so at a higher speed and lower cost. This
has resulted in Hadoop gaining popularity in recent years as one of the
best big data management solutions available.
However, the market faces certain challenges such as unavailability
of qualified and experienced work professionals, who can effectively
handle the Hadoop architecture. Companies across almost all the
application sectors are looking for qualified work professionals to
handle this architecture. Additionally, Hadoop being a new architecture,
subsequent lack of awareness of its benefits among large and mid-sized
companies, results in lower adoption.
By type, the Hadoop market has been segmented into - hardware,
software and services. Services segment accounted for about half of the
market share followed by hardware in 2012. It is expected to maintain
its leading position throughout the forecast period. The complexities
associated in handling Hadoop architecture is primarily contributing to
the growth of the services segment. However, the software segment will
witness fastest growth during the forecast period and will surpass the
hardware segment in terms of revenue by 2017. This is due to continuous
technology changes taking place in the software market.
Among different application sectors for the Hadoop market, the
government sector is the largest followed by BFSI, healthcare and life
sciences, and retail. The government sector has access to large pools of
data and faces several challenges related to data management and data
handling. Telecommunication is in the initial stage of Hadoop
implementation and by the middle of the forecast period (i.e., after
2014), this sector is expected to see full-fledged adoption of Hadoop
architecture. As a result, it is estimated to see the fastest growth
during the period 2012 - 2018.
Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, Pentaho, Teradata, IBM, Karmasphere,
EMC-Greenplum, and HP among others are the popular players in the Hadoop
market, where Cloudera enjoys the maximum revenue share.
Cloudera recently introduced its new SQL-on-Hadoop solution named
Impala, an open-source, interactive SQL query engine. Currently,
Cloudera leads the market but Hortonworks, MapR and Greenplum are
expected to emerge as powerful Hadoop vendors in the long run. Along
with this, the mergers and acquisitions taking place in this industry
are increasing the number of new entrants in this market.
Top Storage Trends for 2014
Storage continues to definitively be the core element of IT management strategy, no more viewed as an individual component.
2014 will be the first big year for all-SSD systems with the arrival of EMC, joined by about all the
storage giants and many start-ups that were the firsts to enter into
this market, some of them being already acquired (Whiptail by Cisco,
XtremIO by EMC) or becoming public (Fusion-io, Violin Memory), and other
ones with sometimes remarkable products. New companies will enter into
this already crowded field but there will be some consolidation as there
is already 34 firms in the world offering this kind of all-flash units
for critical applications. But manufacturers will have to push
technology to give the possibility to integrate these extremely fast
devices to their current traditional NAS and SAN. Hybrid (SSDs+HDDs)
with tiering will continue to be acquired by a choice for customers
needing higher capacity configuration.
Of course, storage software and hardware for virtualization environments will continue to be an excellent business and some companies in this field, like Veeam Software, are exploding.
There was a lot of buzz on software-defined storage,
new words to build solutions based on commodity hardware managed by
software (hypervisors) with scale-out capabilities and non-proprietary
solutions at a much lower TCO than traditional NAS and SAN big silos.
It's essentially a marketing stuff, even embraced by EMC. In fact this
"new" concept was real since many years. For example, Datacore was in
software-defined storage since its inception in 1998 and claims now more
than 10,000 customers.
NAS devices will play a large role in the 2014
storage landscape, especially small NAS for private backup outside the
company rather than public cloud. Add to that that some firms like
Synology or Thecus are giving for free a huge bunch of software,
unfortunately not easy at all to use. Documentation represents hundred
of pages and you have to be a network expert to understand some
sentences. There is lot lot of improvement needed here.
All the form of data reduction have a great future,
thin provisioning, compression and mainly de-dupe, adopted by a lot of
vendors, and going to new places: for primary storage and of course
all-SSD systems, and also NAS, backup and cloud storage to reduce the
network bandwidth. But all de-dupe algorithms for calculations are
Object-based storage, once more, is not a new
concept, but is going to grow rapidly, notably pushed by Amplidata,
Caringo, Cleversafe, DDN, EMC and Scality.
We cannot avoid the growing trend of big data analytics
and technologies, such as Hadoop, cloud infrastructure such as
OpenStack, Swift for objects and Cinder for blocks. They consume a lot
of storage and are now applied mainly to monetize data notably from
The biggest event in HDD last year was the official announcement by WD's subsidiary HGST of its helium 3.5-inch drive at 6TB,
a big push (50%) from the current highest 4TB capacity units without
this hermetically sealed process. Seagate is supposed to release soon a
5TB device with more traditional technology. But it will have many
difficulties to approach HGST. Toshiba will also be in trouble in this
sector of high capacity 3.5-inch HDDs. There are only two questions
about these helium drives: their price, not yet revealed, and the
ability for HGST to produce these units in mass volume. For Seagate, the
answer is single magnetic recording (SMR) to push the areal density,
but WD, HGST and Toshiba will follow. Then (but when?), it will be
heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). In the enterprise market,
10,000rpm and 15,000rpm SAS will definitively adopt the 2.5-inch rather than the 3.5-inch form factor.
Globally the market of HDDs will probably stabilize and eventually decrease in number of units sold
as SSDs are replacing them in low end storage devices (subnotebooks and
notebooks) and in the high end for mission-critical applications. All
the specs of SSDs are in favor of HDDs, but two, price and capacity. The
gap in term of price is narrowing in favor of SSDs, more accessible.
Furthermore, most recent SSDs reach capacity of terabytes and
approaching HDDs, the result of economics of scale in flash chip
manufacturing. The magnetic devices are also affected by the move of
users to cloud storage rather than an external disk drive for backup,
but globally, the capacity not acquired by consumers is sold by HDD
makers to their cloud provider.
Follow an innovative idea from Seagate, Kinetic, an
HDD with direct Ethernet interface. We see this product being more and
more adopted this year by OEMs and system integrators to store data
directly on network without the use of servers. It's also possible to
build disk arrays with Kinetic drives. WD has not reacted to this
proposal up to now.
To finish with the HDD industry, 2014 will be an important period for
the two biggest manufacturers, Seagate and WD, because they will
renegotiate with the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of
China (Mofcom) the strong conditions imposed following
their acquisitions, Samsung and Hitachi HDD businesses, respectively.
Today they are obliged to remain an independent competitor of their
acquired firms and not benefiting entirely of their consolidation.
Concerning interfaces, the battle for PC in now between USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt with
faster speed, with USB 2.0 and Firewire progressively disappearing.
PCIe is also going to be more and more adopted, rather than SAS, for
enterprise SSDs, with the help of the NVM Express working group. 16Gb FC
is replacing 8Gb FC, as the same trend appeared some years ago with 8Gb
FC becoming a substitute of 4Gb FC, but globally this interface
continues to decline. 56Gb/s IB - in competition with 10GbE whose price
is drastically decreasing, and 40GbE - will continue to remain the
deluxe interface particularly appreciated for HPC, with not enough
competition, Mellanox and Intel (following acquisition of QLogic assets)
being the last ones in IB.
We project that flash chips makers including Intel, Micron, Samsung and Toshiba/SanDisk will finally dominate the SSD market
because they are manufacturing by themselves the most expansive
components of a flash drive, chips. The controllers are a crucial part
of the unit but their price is going down. Also these big companies can
offer to buy smaller ones if they need it. Is was the case with Toshiba
acquiring assets of OCZ and SanDisk buying many years ago (in 1996)
msystems, and then Pliant Technology in 2011, FlashSoft and Schooner
Information Technology in 2012, and finally SMART Storage Systems last
year. A rare exception is LSI selling a lot of controllers coming from
SandForce, acquired in 2011, to smaller SSD players without the
resources to design their own controller. Today, we have counted 119 SSD
makers in the world. Here too, wait for some consolidation and shutdown
A lot of investments have been made since many years into other
non-volatile silicon technologies and to replace or magnetic recording
or flash that seems limited in capacity over time, the dream being to
get even a small foot in the huge market of storage devices. Here MRAM
seems to be one of the most promising technology. Yet no one has
convinced the industry and the majority of the new silicon technologies
is more dedicated to embedded hardware.
Tape is having its last spot, cold storage, to
archive petabytes and exabytes coming, at companies like Amazon and
Google. LTO continues to be there, notably in video applications with
large files with the use of LTFS. Same applications also use optical discs.
We continue to be surprised by the number of companies offering online backup
despite the slow bandwidth of Internet and the problem of security
partially resolved by encryption. Our updated database contains around
3,000 firms in this sector around the globe, and any end user in the
world can access all of them. Based in Hong Kong, Ashay Systems, one of
the providers of software for cloud storage companies, claims over 9,600
MSPs or VARs delivering its secure backup products and services to
their business customers. Analyst firm ABI Research calculates that the
number of personal cloud storage accounts doubles to one billion in
2013, but the majority of customers only use the limited capacity
offered for free. There is a big battle between providers to regularly
increase the number of gigabytes of their free offering. 2013 even saw
the start of the nearly-unlimited cloud backup trend. Flickr offers a
massive 1TB to all free accounts for photos and videos.
There were some shutdowns last year, like Nirvanix and Symantec
Backup.Exec.cloud. Other clashes are probable and consolidation is a
necessity. It's impossible to know who are profitable in this activity
being generally just a part of their business. That's the case for
example for many web hosting firms that diversified in online backup to
optimize their IT infrastructure. On their side, Amazon, a giant in
cloud storage with AWS, as well as Google or Windows Azure, never
disclosed any figure on their revenue or profitability.
Promise Pegasus2 External RAID-5 With Thunderbolt 2
PROMISE Technology, Inc. announced the availability of Pegasus2,
a storage solution designed to work with Thunderbolt 2 enabled systems
such as the all-new Mac Pro, which is built for the creative experience
of photographers, video professionals, power users, and more.
Thunderbolt 2 delivers 20Gbps of bandwidth, a game changer for content creators, allowing for simultaneous transfer and display of high-bandwidth 3D and 4K video files.
Pegasus2 maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 2,
providing fast throughput for remote site, on set, or remote office
mobile storage in 4K rich media workflows, post-production or
The company develops high-performance solutions and Thunderbolt
enabled devices optimized for the video bandwidth requirements in big
data, rich media and the media and entertainment market.
Incorporating security, mobility, and the speed and versatility of
Thunderbolt 2, Pegasus2 is an external RAID storage solution for
marketing, advertising, or video-centric department that creates rich
media video content such as training or commercials, and requires
enterprise RAID protection.
Additionally, the combination of fast throughout and massive capacity
makes Pegasus2 suitable for professional IT applications for
workgroups, such as CAD engineering, CAE auto design.
"Pegasus2 is truly one-of-a-kind, as there has never before been a
storage solution that offered such an incredible combination of
performance, mobility, and simplicity," said James Lee, CEO, PROMISE. "We
are thrilled that Pegasus2 is the first storage solution available with
Thunderbolt 2 - this further illustrates PROMISE's position as a leader
in Thunderbolt technology."
- Maximum throughput of Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) accelerated when attached to new Mac Pro
- Supports simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of 4K video
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining Pegasus enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt displays, or Mini DisplayPort devices
- Removable drive bays for drive access and serviceability
- Mobile, enterprise hardware RAID protection for offsite shoots
- Massive storage capacity for backing up creative projects and digital libraries
- Thunderbolt cable included