GB Labs HyperSpace brings SSD performance levels to HDD NAS storage systems

With its new HyperSpace technology, GB Labs brings broadcasters and post facilities a next generation storage technology for IBC 2014. 


HyperSpace uses a unique, ground-breaking SSD enhancement technology to accelerate the Space tier 1 HDD NAS system to unbelievable levels of performance. This provides users the capacity of the HDD range with the ultra-high data rates that the company’s SSD range can provide, at an incredible price point.

Ben Pearce, Sales & Marketing Director of GB Labs remarked:

“Many of our customers require large capacities - up to 1.7PB - and very high performance for demanding media applications and large workgroups. Our new Space HDD platform has fulfilled these needs for most clients. However certain deployments require DPX image sequence capabilities or very large HD stream counts for concurrent editing, transcoding and rendering. The random access capabilities of HyperSpace are ideally suited to these environments.”

HyperSpace’s SSD hardware and control software combine to preserve the life of the disks and intelligently manage the way the system uses its resources. Unlike the earlier generation of hybrid HDD / SSD disk systems that were designed for general IT deployments, HyperSpace is optimized for heavy duty usage in media environments. The GB Labs system incorporates entirely new technology which easily outperforms the offerings of existing hybrid storage manufacturers, in terms of real-world media usage and long term reliability. 

The latest Space HDD platform, announced at NAB this year, will greatly benefit from the ability to connect the low-profile rack-mounted HyperSpace. Available in three different capacities, the system will dramatically improve the dynamics of the ‘Space’ HDD storage solution.

The Space platform can already scale its performance significantly using additional RAID controllers and more ‘Space EX’ units. The new HyperSpace unit will improve performance even further regardless of the scale of the original configuration. The HyperSpace-enabled system can be expanded dynamically in the same way as every other Space and archive storage unit.