Martínez Barbero, Jesús
Scalable Raid Storage Based on the Structure of Multimedia File..
In: "Data Compression Conference (DCC), 2012", 10/04/2012 - 12/04/2012, Snowbird, UT, USA. p. 390.
In professional video production, users have to access to huge multimedia files simultaneously in an error-free environment, this restriction force the use of expensive disk architectures for video servers. Previous researches proposed different RAID systems for each specific task (ingest, editing, file, play-out, etc.). Video production companies have to acquire different servers with different RAIDs systems in order to support each task in the production workflow. The solution has multiples disadvantages, duplicated material in several RAIDs, duplicated material for different qualities, transfer and transcoding processes, etc. In this work, an architecture for video servers based on the spreading of JPEG200 data in different RAIDs is presented, each individual part of the data structure goes to a specific RAID type depending on the effect that produces the data on the overall image quality, the method provide a redundancy correlated with the data rank. The global storage can be used in all the different tasks of the production workflow saving disk space, redundant files and transfers procedures.