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Making High-volume Digital Storage More Affordable for Content Producers, Pogo Linux Unveils Two New Interoperable Storage Systems at NAB

For Media Producers, Affordable Expansion of Storage Continues to Grow More Critical


LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the demand for digital content on every screen continues to increase, companies in all media categories are experiencing the need to invest in scalable, reliable managed storage solutions to securely store the data that delivers their revenue stream. Today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, storage systems provider Pogo Linux announced two new storage devices, each providing digital content producers a cost-effective, reliable and easily managed solution.

Volume of Content Growing

IDC estimates that the world had 185 exabytes1 of storage in use in 2006 and will have 601 exabytes by 2010. The amount of total data generated, however, is likely to jump from 161 exabytes last year to 988 exabytes (closing in on 1 zettabyte) in 2010. This huge growth in volume of data generated will only increase in the broadcast industry as the FCC mandate to shift to all digital content approaches, scheduled for completion by February 2009.2

To facilitate broadcast industry’s switch, digital content producers need storage that’s secure, affordable, expandable and simplified to ensure continued business success. When an hour of uncompressed HD video roughly equates to 13TB of storage, the need for expandable storage solutions at reasonable price points remains paramount in any implemented solution.

“Our commitment to the digital media industry is to raise the storage value point, in other words, cut the cost-per-terabyte of storage,” said Erik Logan, CTO of Pogo Linux, Inc., a leading provider of servers, workstations and storage systems. “At the same time, we ensure that storage has all the flexibility and advantages possible, including complete scalability and interoperability with existing platforms.”

Two New StorageDirector Products

Pogo Linux’ versatile new storage devices round out the StorageDirector network attached storage (NAS) product line, while delivering one of the lowest total-costs-of-ownership in the industry. Both units address the needs of content creators in different ways.

StorageDirector 5000 – Easy expansion

The StorageDirector 5000 is a highly expandable, affordable managed storage device. It enables users to deploy and expand storage easily, quickly and simply. Expandable to more than 100TB, the benefits of Pogo Linux’ open architecture work to make the StorageDirector5000 tailor-made for archival, nearline storage, disc-to-disc backup and other large capacity storage applications.

StorageDirector 7000 – Performance without premium pricing

For those with heavy-duty performance needs, the StorageDirector 7000 delivers robust file storage that’s easy to manage, access and operate. The increased performance seen in the StorageDirector 7000 is demonstrated by the accelerated accessibility – increased bandwidth and higher input/output operations -- and up to three to six times the performance of comparable storage systems. To the marketplace, the StorageDirector 7000 means that simplified, high-powered file storage solutions are available at price points unheard of from tier one vendors.

Both new units share these features with the entire StorageDirector product line:

  • Simple, secure management of storage and backup using StorageDirector OS, accessed simply through a web browser
  • Cross-platform file sharing for Linux, Windows, Mac and Unix, as well as support for all major file sharing protocols (NFS & CIFS)
  • Disaster recovery and backup, including scheduled snapshots, remote mirroring and remote replication
  • Advanced data protection features

Solutions at Any Price Point

Available immediately, a well configured StorageDirector 5000 starts at just over $7,000. StorageDirector 7000 begins with an entry price point of just over $11,000, well configured.

Customers can configure their own Pogo Linux StorageDirector 5000 or 7000 units at:

About Pogo Linux, Inc.

Seattle-based Pogo Linux has been a provider of Linux-based servers, workstations and storage systems since 1999. With in-house technical expertise in hardware configuration, the Linux operating system and cross-platform interoperability in today’s workplace, Pogo Linux is dedicated to providing reliable systems backed by a knowledgeable support team — all at price points that provide value, ease-of-use and stellar performance. More information about Pogo Linux is available online at: or by calling (888) 828-7646.

Pogo Linux and StorageDirector are registered trademarks or trademarks of Pogo Linux, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All Rights Reserved. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

1 An exabyte is equivalent to a billion gigabytes, or one quintillion bytes.
2 FCC Consumer Facts, Digital Television,

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