SOURCE: Rorke Data

September 15, 2008 08:00 ET

ASSIMILATE™ Supports Rorke Data's Galaxy® Aurora IB Infiniband-SAS High-Performance SAN Appliance

The Galaxy Aurora IB Storage Solution Meets ASSIMILATE'S SCRATCH 4K Workflow Requirements at a Fraction of the Cost of Other Storage Solutions

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Rorke Data Inc., a data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (PINKSHEETS: BELM), today announced that its new Galaxy® Aurora IB all-in-one SAN appliance is in the performance verification process at the ASSIMILATE™ Performance Lab (APL) for use with the SCRATCH® Digital Process Solution. For SCRATCH users, the APL is the single point of reference for all equipment that has been qualified by ASSIMILATE to deliver the performance needed to either run or support SCRATCH.

With an MSRP starting at less than two dollars per gigabyte of storage, the Galaxy Aurora IB features high performance capability of over 1,700 MB per second, as well as an integrated SAN file system, making it the highest performing, lowest cost per gigabyte storage solution available for the 4K or multi-stream 2K/HD post-production marketplace.

According to Bob Herzan, Rorke Data's vice president of sales for the company's Video and Broadcast division, "The Galaxy Aurora IB offers the highest performance of any Galaxy storage solution to date, and is already winning endorsements and recommendations by industry leaders such as ASSIMILATE -- after just having been launched here at IBC."

"The price/performance metrics of the Galaxy Aurora IB SAN solution are phenomenal for SCRATCH users with 2K and 4K film and imagery projects that require extremely large data files," noted Jeff Edson, CEO at ASSIMILATE. "With the growing trend of filmmaking and other imagery projects moving to data acquisition and digital workflows for cost-effective high-quality results, Rorke Data is offering an exceptional storage solution that's ideally aligned with the market's needs."

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 and also through Bell Microproducts. Please visit or call 1-800-800-1513 for more information.

About Galaxy

Galaxy provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID storage solutions and NAS solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured by Rorke Data Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts in ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified facilities. All Galaxy solutions are delivered only after a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams, and systems arrive to customers pre-formatted and ready to install. All systems are backed with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, complete system integration, and pre- and post-sales support. Galaxy has been successfully installed by thousands of customers in a wide variety of fields, from video editing to healthcare imaging. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data

Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, DVD, tape and optical libraries. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms to deliver high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed and content-rich media application environments. Rorke's products are backed with comprehensive global professional services. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is composed of four divisions: Healthcare & Diagnostic Imaging, Digital Video & Broadcast, Digital Prepress & Publishing, as well as a Technical & Professional Services division. More information about Rorke Data can be found at Rorke Data is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BELM).


ASSIMILATE™ is transforming post production with its SCRATCH® Digital Process Solution, the essential mix for a real-time, resolution-independent data pipeline. Along with data management, SCRATCH features a rich set of DI and post tools for working in any combination of HD, SD, film (2K, 4K), RED ONE 4K, and stereoscopic 3D. ASSIMILATE is committed to empowering the broad spectrum of creative and post professionals with state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, data-centric solutions that deliver optimal price/performance. To learn more about SCRATCH and to access user case studies, see

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Dena Grigas
    Lages & Associates
    (949) 453-8080
    Hall 7, Stand H49
    September 12-16, 2008