Rohde & Schwarz has announced the introduction of a new version of its R&S SpycerNode storage platform, R&S SpycerNode2. The new platform brings “new flexibility and scalability, more dynamic media performance, and enhanced connectivity which makes it ideal for a broad range of server applications”, and will be unveiled at next month’s NAB 2023.
The SpycerNode family is built on HPC (high performance computing) technologies from IBM, including the Spectrum Scale RAID software. The new version takes advantage of the capabilities of Spectrum Scale in media-focused applications, and retains the 5U storage appliance with two 1U RAID control servers (for redundancy). The company said that the architecture boosts RAID and delivery performance by as much as 50 per cent in 4K applications.
“The applications for large-scale, high performance storage have expanded dramatically, and we have responded with a new architecture for R&S SpycerNode2,” said Duncan Beattie, product manager at Rohde & Schwarz. “The underlying HPC architecture of IBM Spectrum Scale is very powerful indeed, but it needed a specialist company to take the core functionality and create something that meets the extreme demands of broadcast and media users. We are immensely proud of the incredible, user-focused advances we have made in R&S SpycerNode2, and we look forward to gauging customer reaction at NAB.”