SOURCE: Rorke Data

Rorke Data

April 13, 2010 06:00 ET

Rorke Data and FalconStor Partner for SAN at NAB

Rorke Launches HyperDrive, High-Performance Shared Storage for DPX and HD Post Production Workflows

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - NAB SHOW -- Rorke Data Inc., an end-to-end storage solutions provider that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), today announced at NAB that it has partnered with FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, for a high-performance shared storage solution: HyperDrive.

HyperDrive is purpose-built for the demanding storage requirements of the media and entertainment markets, capable of meeting the storage needs of both the content creation and broadcast aspects. HyperDrive leverages the FalconStor® HyperFS™ file system by aggregating Rorke's low-cost Galaxy® Aurora RAID performance in excess of 6GB/s under a single global namespace -- offering higher performance at a lower cost than competing offerings. This simplifies the management of large files, providing high-speed, low-latency frame accurate, shared file-level access to heterogeneous clients across a global repository that meets the performance and scalability challenges of the most demanding post production applications. With an MSRP starting at $1/GB, HyperDrive offers an affordable, scalable price performance ratio, making it an ideal solution for any size facility needing to meet the new storage challenges posed by DPX workflows of film, stereoscopic and DI post.

"As an experienced provider of high-performance storage systems in the media and entertainment industry, Rorke Data chose FalconStor's HyperFS file system because it readily meets the demanding performance, management and scalability requirements of this storage-centric market," said Bernie Wu, vice president of business development for FalconStor Software. "Our partnership with Rorke Data helps us access to the rapidly growing media and entertainment market, where both companies now have a large market opportunity. There are strong synergies between our two companies in this space that will make both of us successful."

"The Galaxy Aurora is our highest performance product, and with the integration of FalconStor's HyperFS file system, we can now aggregate performance and scale storage capacity across multiple Aurora systems," noted Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing for Rorke Data. "The seamless combination of these systems has been named HyperDrive -- it delivers breakthrough low cost of ownership with industry leading performance. With HyperDrive, Rorke Data is setting a new standard in price and performance for InfiniBand and Fibre Channel-based shared storage solutions. It enables wider adoption of high-performance storage required by DPX workflow, yet is in line with moderate post house or departmental budgets."

Available with a complete suite of service deliverables including onsite installation and 24 x 7 support, Galaxy's RAID and NAS storage solutions can be purchased at

About Galaxy
Galaxy is a registered trademark of Rorke Data. The Galaxy family of products provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID and NAS storage solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured at our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified integration facilities. All Galaxy solutions undergo a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams. This process ensures that products arrive at the customer pre-formatted and ready to install, with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, pre-sale engineering consultation, complete system integration, and post-sales support. Over 10,000 Galaxy storage appliances have been successfully installed in rich content media applications ranging from video post production and film to healthcare imaging and digital surveillance. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data
Rorke Data is an ISO 9001:2000 & 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, tape, and optical libraries with software and support. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms delivering high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed content and rich media application environments and can provide custom integration outsourcing capabilities. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is a subsidiary of Bell Microproducts and is composed of five divisions: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Digital Surveillance, Digital Prepress & Publishing, and Professional Services & Engineering. More information about Rorke Data can be found at

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