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Tiger Box all-in-one shared storage appliance for video editing


Tiger Box is a complete video editing storage unit

Tiger Box is an all-in-one, plug & play, high-performance shared storage appliance, which integrates all components of a Tiger Store setup into a compact and highly optimized SAN appliance.

Tiger Box works with the simplicity of a NAS system, yet offering the performance characteristics of a SAN. A host connection can be achieved by Fibre Channel, Ethernet or Fibre Channel over Ethernet. Additionally, there are SAS cards for connecting JBODs, libraries or tape drives.

Tiger Box - the perfect solution for:

  • Film colour grading, special FX and video editing workgroups
  • On-set 2K/4K film capture with instant dailies logging and editing
  • High-performance render farm
  • Scientific, pre-press, medical imaging analysis
  • Shared storage for rich media educational facilities
  • AVID bin locking  - Alternative to Avid Isis Unity systems

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Tiger Technology software: Tiger FAN workflow engine


The Tiger FAN (File Area Network) workflow engine offers a universal blueprint for virtualizing and unifying storage infrastructures. It helps organization implement the fastest, most scalable, and easiest to manage shared storage repository… and in many cases, it can do so with minimal disruption of service and using storage that is already in place. The Tiger software also works seamlessly with hardware from our partners such as Accelstor, ATTO, Infortrend, LSI, NEC, Quantum and Seagate.

  • Tiger Spaces
    A Storage Admission Tier that frees users and projects from being tied to particular physical resources. Create, share and manage virtual workspaces that can then be assigned (or reassigned) to available storage resources without affecting workflows.

  • Tiger Store
    A Scale-Out Metadata Controller that turns a Wintel server into a powerful and easy to administer web-managed appliance for building a high-performance, high-availability, cross-platform NAS, Scale-Out-NAS, and file-level sharing SAN.

  • Tiger Pool
    A Scale-Up Namespace Unifier that combines multiple live volumes into a single storage pool so that the actual physical location of individual files is abstracted. Migrate live data and decommission aging storage by easily moving files between pool members without disrupting service.

  • Tiger Bridge
    A Scale-Deep Lifecycle Manager that makes it easy to align data value with storage costs by seamlessly extending your NTFS file system and performing transparent data migration between one storage tier and another using simple policies.

 

 

Tiger Technology - hardware overview


Save time, money, and enjoy peace of mind by letting Tiger be your one stop-shop! You won't have to spend time integrating cards, formatting storage and figuring which drivers will give you the best performance. In addition, we will also assist with your initial installation to make sure everything runs smoothly and as expected in your environment. And, as an added bonus, you'll get to save on your annual maintenance!

 

Tiger Serve|1U
Flexible Server


Tiger Serve|1U is a fast and flexible server that is perfect to host any Tiger FAN workflow engine software module. Tiger Serve|1U supports up to two PCIe extension slots for either storage and/or client connectivity.

 

Tiger Serve|2U
High-Availability Server


Tiger Serve|2U is a fast and flexible dual-node server that is designed to host Tiger Store+HA along with any of the Tiger FAN workflow engine software module. Tiger Serve|2U contains two hot-swappable motherboard modules; each supporting up to two PCIe extension slots for either storage and/or client connectivity.

 

Tiger Box|1U4 or |1U8
Versatile Storage Server


Tiger Box|1U is a fast and flexible storage server that is perfect to host any Tiger FAN workflow engine software module. Tiger Box|1U4 supports 4x 3.5" drive bays and Tiger Box|1U8 supports 8x 2.5" drive bays. Both models support up to two PCIe extension slots for either storage and/or client connectivity in addition to accommodating up to two Tiger Exp|3U16 expansion chassis.

 

Tiger Box|3U16
High-Performance Storage Server


Tiger Box|3U16 is a high-performance storage server that is designed to host Tiger Store along with any of the Tiger FAN workflow engine software module. Tiger Box|3U16 contains 16x 3.5" drive bays as well as up to five PCIe extension slots for storage and client connectivity, and can accommodate up to four Tiger Exp|3U16 expansion chassis (expansion kit required).

 

Tiger Exp|3U16
Expansion Chassis


Tiger Exp|3U16 is a high-performance expansion chassis that is designed to work in conjunction with any of the Tiger Box storage servers. Tiger Exp|3U16 contains 16x 3.5" drive bays and connects over SAS.

 

 

Specifications


System* CPU Motherboard Memory System drive RAID controller Available PCIe Slots
Tiger Serve|1U Intel Xeon Supermicro 16 GB 120GB N/A 2
E5-2609 @ 2.5Ghz X9SRW-F
Tiger Serve|2U Intel Xeon Supermicro 12 GB 120GB N/A 2
E5-2609 v2 @ 2.5Ghz X9DRT-F
Tiger Box|1U4 Intel Xeon Supermicro 16 GB 120GB ATTO R644 2
E5-2609 @ 2.5Ghz X9SRW-F
Tiger Box|1U8 Intel Xeon Supermicro 16 GB 120GB ATTO R644 2
E5-2609 @ 2.5Ghz X9SRW-F
Tiger Box|3U16 Intel Xeon Supermicro 12 GB 120GB ATTO R60F 5**
E5-2603 @ 1.6GHz X10SRL-F
*All Tiger appliances come with dual, hot-swappable power supplies and it is possible to order additional system memory.
**The Tiger Box|3U16 requires the addition of an Expansion Kit in order support up to four Tiger Exp|3U16 expansion chassis.

Performance


Material Stream Count*
Bitrate Storage HDD SSD
Codec Mbps MB/sec Hours/TB Box|1U4 Box|3U16 Box|1U4 + Exp|3U16 Box|3U16 + Exp|3U16 Box|1U8 and Box|3U16
500-700 1.5-2 1.5-2 2.5-3 2.5-3
MB/sec GB/sec GB/sec GB/sec GB/sec
DV25 25 3 92 hrs 50 60 120 120 800
DVCPRO50 50 6 46 hrs 35 50 100 100 450
ProRes LT HD 110 13 21 hrs 20 45 90 90 220
ProRes HQ HD, Avid DNxHD 220 28 9 hrs 12 35 70 70 105
Uncompress SD 345 43 6 hrs 30 min 8 25 50 50 65
RED 5K 8:1 634 79 3 hrs 30 min 4 15 30 30 35
3.2K ProRes 3200 x 1800 4444XQ 800-1,000 100-125 2 hrs 50 min 3 12 24 24 27
3.2K ProRes 3200 x 1800 1,1 135 1 hr 60 min 2 9 18 18 20
HD 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 1,2 150 1 hr 50 min 2 9 18 18 20
4K ProRes 422HQ 4096 x 3112 1,312 164 1 hr 45 min 2 8 16 16 18
4K UHD 3840 x 2160 ProRes 4444XQ 1,65 206 1 hr 24 min 2 6 14 14 16
HD 16-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 1,923 240 1 hr 9 min 1 5 10 10 12
8K F65RAW-SQ 2,52 315 52 min 1 4 6 8 9
2K 10 bit uncompress 2,945 368 45 min 1 1 6 8 8
4K 12 bit uncompress 9,569 1,196 13 min 0 1 1 2 2
8K 8 bit uncompress 25,52 3,19 5 min 0 0 0 1 1
Note: When using Tiger Serve|1U and Tiger Serve|2U, SAN performance is only bond to your storage infrastructure. We have field installs with sustained throughput to SAN clients exceeding 20GB/sec (160Gbps) and performing multiple streams of 4K DPX color grading. For LAN clients, performance would be the same as Box|1U8 or Box|3U16 with SSD.
*Stream count measured in our lab using typical video editing application. Please use as ballpark figure. Tiger cannot guarantee you will get the exact same numbers in the field as results will vary based on your particular application, traffic pattern and network topology.