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  • WHITE PAPER

    COLLABORATIVE EDITING WITH DELL EMC ISILON AND FLAVOURSYS STRAWBERRY Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 7.x and later with FLAVOURsys Strawberry V5 Solution Overview and Reference Architecture

    ABSTRACT

    This white paper explains how to configure a collaborative video editing environment using Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 8 and FLAVOURsys Strawberry. Strawberry is an open architecture MySQL-based production media asset management solution that allows Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid video editing applications to share media files and projects via an innovative method of linking virtual files to managed assets and project metadata.

    December 2016

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    The information in this publication is provided as is. Dell Inc. makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information in this publication, and specifically disclaims implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Use, copying, and distribution of any software described in this publication requires an applicable software license.

    Copyright 2016 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners. Published in the USA 12/16 White Paper H11450.1

    Dell EMC believes the information in this document is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................... 1

    REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW ............................................................................. 4

    Document purpose and audience ......................................................................................................... 4 Introduction to FLAVOURsys Strawberry ....................................................................................................... 4 The Infrastructure Challenge for Media and Entertainment ........................................................................... 5

    Solution Overview .................................................................................................................................. 5 Solution Purpose ............................................................................................................................................. 5 The Solution Benefits ...................................................................................................................................... 6

    Solution Architecture .............................................................................................................................. 7 Dell EMC Isilon Cluster Configuration ............................................................................................................ 7 Strawberry configuration ................................................................................................................................. 8 Dell EMC Isilon network configuration ............................................................................................................ 9 Performance tuning ......................................................................................................................................... 9 Dell EMC Isilon SmartConnect Zone Configuration ..................................................................................... 10

    SOLUTION CONFIGURATION .................................................................................................. 11

    Cluster Configuration ........................................................................................................................... 11 Strawberry folders on OneFS ....................................................................................................................... 11 Default NFS export ....................................................................................................................................... 12

    Shares and Exports Configuration ...................................................................................................... 13 Strawberry folder structure ........................................................................................................................... 13 Strawberry users ........................................................................................................................................... 14 Client shares ................................................................................................................................................. 14 SMB shares ................................................................................................................................................... 15

    CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................ 16

    REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 16

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    REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW

    Document purpose and audience

    This white paper describes a reference architecture for configuring a collaborative video editing environment using Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 7 and FLAVOURsys Strawberry. Strawberry is a storage-agnostic software solution that allows users of video editing systems from Adobe, Apple, and Avid Technology to collaboratively edit media files, metadata, and project files stored on Dell EMC Isilon scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS). Strawberry provides post-production facilities using Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with all the benefits of project sharing, project management, and team management all combined in one easy to use tool.

    This Reference Architecture document is intended for media and entertainment professionals familiar with nonlinear editing solutions from Adobe, Apple, and Avid. Readers should have a basic understanding of network and server administration techniques. Readers should also have some familiarity with the Dell EMC Isilon X-Series hardware and the Dell EMC Isilon OneFS operation system. For more information, please refer to:

    Dell EMC Isilon X-Series Product Brochure Dell EMC Isilon OneFS Operating System White Paper Isilon Scale-out NAS for media and entertainment applications

    Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS has always set the standard for addressing the challenges of managing large, rapidly growing file-based and unstructured data sets. Isilon is an ideal storage platform for media and entertainment environments that require a storage infrastructure that is highly scalable in capacity and performance.

    Dell EMC Isilon scale-out storage provides unimaginable room for media storage needsscaling from 18 terabytes to over 20 petabytes of capacity per cluster in a single file system and volume. Dell EMC Isilon is a powerful yet simple scale-out NAS solution for organisations that want to invest in managing their data, not their storage. Isilon storage systems are simple to install, manage, and scale to virtually any size. Every Isilon solution can seamlessly scale on the fly, enabling you to independently expand capacity or performance within minutes. And, unlike traditional NAS storage, our solutions stay simple no matter how much storage is added.

    To support demanding, large-scale content workloads for media applications, the Isilon OneFS operating system delivers up to 100 gigabytes per second of system throughput at capacities up to 20 petabytes. Dell EMC Isilon is the world's fastest NAS platform with the world-record performance of 1.6 million SPECsfs2008 CIFS operations per second.

    To help organisations minimise costs, Isilon delivers over 80 percent utilization with a single pool of shared storage. Our industry-leading storage efficiency, combined with our simple, easy-to-manage approach, helps reduce capital expenditures as well as ongoing operating costs. You can further optimise your production workflow with Dell EMC Isilon SmartPools software. SmartPools provides automated storage tiering that continually optimises your Isilon storage environment for performance and economy using the Dell EMC Isilon S, X, and NL family storage nodes. You can easily set policies to automatically move inactive content to more cost-effective storage, streamlining workflows for your most current data while remaining completely transparent to users and applications.

    To safeguard media asset data and deliver the high availability required, Isilon is highly resilient and provides robust data protection including data backup and provisions for disaster recovery. Dell EMC Isilon SyncIQ software allows local and remote data replication, while providing push-button failover and failback simplicity, which will help you to increase the availability of your content.

    Introduction to FLAVOURsys Strawberry

    Strawberry is an award-winning Production Asset Management (PAM) solution designed to simplify how content creators interact with their storage. Strawberry functions as a layer on top of NAS or SAN storage, organising the storage by project and helping creative users view and find their content. Using Strawberry, Avid, Adobe and Final Cut Pro editors can share their projects and assets with each other without having to copy content or re-index projects. Also, Strawberry generates proxy previews of media content on the storage, giving users a window to view the media, also from outside of the facility via web browser. With Strawberrys contextual search functionality editors quickly find what th