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What is Software Defined Storage and why is it important? (aka the $10k solution to a $50k problem)

Fundamentally, Software Defined Storage (SDS) is about a sea change that’s happening in the data storage industry, it’s about providing companies with a way to plan for the future and to manage the reality of their yearly data growth rates. The key feature of SDS that makes managing this growth possible is the use of commodity-off-the-shelf (COTS) server hardware. By moving beyond proprietary storage hardware, companies can take control over their largest component of IT spend, namely storage. LumaForge specialized in tailoring COTS hardware to the needs and budgets of Small & Medium sized businesses.
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Powerful yet business friendly shared storage appliances from LumaForge give you peace of mind at a great price. Specifically engineered for Media and Entertainment companies, our LumaNAS and LumaBOD appliances provide easy to manage shared data storage with extremely high data integrity. Our LumaNAS appliances are designed to handle the unique requirement of video and digital content workflows.

Digital Content is the lifeblood of any modern Media & Entertainment business - how you manage, store and protect it is vital to your profitability and long term business survival. LumaForge delivers more than shared storage - our rack mounted storage solutions are designed to provide you with the easiest and most reliable way to store, manage and protect your data.

Our mission is to continually improve your company's data infrastructure and only install IT systems that give you the 'best bang for the buck'. All our systems are backed up with a three year manufacturer hardware warranty and internal support services.
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By leveraging the incredible power of the OpenZFS file-share system, LumaForge is able to provide the highest level of data integrity, data back-up and data recovery. OpenZFS is the only modern file system and volume management software capable of using DRAM, SSDs and HDDs in scaleable storage pools that easily grow and shrink in line with your requirements.

Combining OpenZFS with fast 10 Gb/s ethernet allows us to deliver collaborative workgroup networks which can easily handle HD, 2K and 4K workflows. Anywhere from four to twelve workstations (PC and Macs) can be connected to single LumaNAS appliance over inexpensive Cat6 cabling.
Below are some examples of different LumaNAS configurations and pricing for different end-user situations:

Individual Pro

For Individual Artists working on their own projects but concerned about data integrity, back-up and restore

LumaNAS PRO
Single 4 Core Xeon
16 GB ECC RAM
2 TB SSDs
8 TB HDDs
10GbaseT Networking Card
includes ZFS NAS software

Home Studio

For Individual Artists being paid by others to deliver a finished project on time and within budget and concerned about client data safety

LumaNAS STUDIO
Single 4 Core Xeon
16 GB ECC RAM
2 TB SSDs
16 TB HDDS
10GbaseT Networking Card
includes ZFS NAS software

Medium Facility

For small creative workgroups in a single shop who need to share files easily, work efficiently and not have to worry about losing data

LumaNAS Facility
Single 4 CoreXeon
32 GB ECC RAM
4TB SSDs
16 TB HDDs
10GbaseT Networking Card
includes ZFS NAS software
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