Jupiter mini-SAS is a centralized shared storage solution that stores data in a single location and makes it accessible to multiple workstations simultaneously. The result is a streamlined workflow that eliminates bottlenecks and the need to copy files to multiple workstations. Those upgrades in turn dramatically increase productivity.
At the heart of the Jupiter mini-SAS is the Jupiter Hub, which provides a super-fast connection to workstations, Jupiter expander units or RAID units. For increased user and configuration options, the Jupiter Hub can connect to an LSI® SAS6160 Switch. Sharing data with Jupiter mini-SAS is easier than with traditional SAN solutions
Jupiter mini-SAS incorporates mini-SAS technology for up to an unsurpassed 24Gb/s data rate—3x faster than 8Gb/s fibre channel. This ultra-fast interface is ideal for professional video environments that depend on constant and consistent data access performance to prevent dropped frames during capture, editing or playback. When using Jupiter mini-SAS, dropped frames are a thing of the past.
Jupiter mini-SAS easily adapts to growing shared storage environments of businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500s. Start with a single tower used as direct attached storage with 4TB of space. Then, as the company grows, simply add storage to the pool with Jupiter expander units, hubs and switches to accommodate up to 3600TB (3.6 Petabytes).
Integrate Jupiter mini-SAS into your business and save up to 5x compared to the cost of implementing a fibre channel infrastructure. A four-workstation, 24Gb/s Jupiter mini-SAS setup starts at around $5,000 vs. $25,000 for 8Gb/s fibre channel.
Creative professionals require shared data access to streamline workflow and processes such as editing, compositing, and audio mastering. Jupiter mini-SAS allows open collaboration to take place simultaneously and efficiently without hindering creativity, while at the same time reducing post-production time.
Jupiter mini-SAS is also available as a RAID storage subsystem offering multiple RAID configurations to provide speed, performance fault tolerance, or a combination of both. For maximum flexibility, Jupiter mini-SAS supports RAID configurations 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD, all managed from a user-friendly application that allows for straightforward configuration of all pooled storage and connected workstations.
The Jupiter mini-SAS is easy to install, and flexible enough to integrate into an existing IT infrastructure, or lay the foundation upon which to build a new infrastructure. And because Jupiter works on a pooled storage model, allocating storage to specific workstations is simple and can be done on the fly, which not only ensures power users have all the space they need, it also means less wasted storage space on those who don't need it.