Film, Post and Facility

Why Film, Post & Facility?

High Performance Online Storage

Media workflows require different types of storage and different ways to deliver content. GB Labs have developed a comprehensive range of software and hardware technologies to complement and simplify todays challenges. It’s not enough to just attach to the network, your storage and archiving is key to your business and investing in equipment that is designed for your environment is key to your success, especially when it comes to business continuity and working at best efficiency.

GB Labs technology is built for Film, Post Production and large facility usage, and our clients range from a couple of creative individuals to large Broadcasters with hundreds of users.The demands of a film set or onsite production differ to high availability broadcast environments or large scale post production with power hungry render farms. GB Labs understands the difference and has addressed the individual requirements with intelligent, non-restrictive NAS technology that allows all platforms and operating systems to work together seamlessly.  


The tireless, powerful heart of it all

Most central storage systems can either read or write, but not at the same time, whether it’s an SSD, HDD, or hybrid system. The notion some have that SSD can read/write at the same time is a fallacy. In mixed read/write environments, their performance nosedives. The inevitable peaks and troughs of read/write processes absolutely kill performance and those systems have little or no in-built intelligence to govern how those read/write requests are handled, because frankly, they’re very difficult and complicated algorithms to create, so most manufacturers don’t bother.

GB Labs, on the other hand, bothered. With the powerful and highly intelligent CORE.4 operating system at their centre, GB Labs’ storage systems can not only govern and regulate read/write requests simultaneously – which is unique to the marketbut make autonomous decisions on how and where to read or place that data (that’s the intelligent bit), in safe and secure ways that both smooths and accelerates the process, saving a lot of time, money, and aggravation.

This is because, as powerful and clever as CORE.4 is, it’s ultimately designed to elegantly manipulate data with a fluidity and lightness of touch that is as kind to that data as possible, using as few disks as possible, but always with speed, accuracy, and economy of effort.