SGO Storage Solutions

SGO Storage Solutions

Mistika Storage.

Purpose made – Realtime – QOS –  Self Healing – Truly Open
Cost efficient – Pay as you go – 8K – SDS
DAS – NAS – SAN

Storage appliances specially designed for realtime performance and post production workflows. A “pay as you go” model directly supported by the mistika team.

Designed for post production experts,
not for data centers.

Traditional storage manufacturers belong to the IT world, with little knowledge about Post Production. Basically they make storage hardware for data centers, and then their marketing forces adapt their products for other markets… 

As a result, they trend to solve client requests by “brute force”, which leads to high initial investments and rapid obsolescence. And once in real production, the performance  rarely matches the raw specifications, which leads to unplanned proposals like “add more storage” or “buy the new model”,  rather than optimising the otherwise valid hardware that may be there.

As a difference, Mistika Storage is designed specifically for the client purpose by experts in post production workflows, and always using open standards and no proprietary hardware. Each client receives its own storage design, fully customised for his own needs. From internal arrays for on set production that are silent as a ninja up to full rack appliances for unlimited scalability. Once the footage is ingested it can rest in our robust appliances as to become the envy of the rack room.

The whole client workflow is pre-tested before delivery, making our appliances to perform nice and smooth from minute 1. A truly fire-and-forget solution.

Integral support and
next-gen reliability.

Designed and supported by experts in post production storage, also knowing the client environment. No matter the ultimate cause of a problem we can assume the responsibility to diagnose it and offer the right solution, independently of which manufacturer do we need to contact in the process. Only this kind of relation permits to offer a unique point of contact, fast diagnostics and efficient solutions.

Protected in raid6 and with unique Self Healing capabilities for all the storage hardware: In case of hardware failure, it will come back online as soon as enough disks are made available to any instance of the server software in any imaginable way, even if it is fixed using totally different hardware and without any further action. And redundant servers are also available as an option.

Integral support and
next-gen reliability.

Designed and supported by experts in post production storage, also knowing the client environment. No matter the ultimate cause of a problem we can assume the responsibility to diagnose it and offer the right solution, independently of which manufacturer do we need to contact in the process. Only this kind of relation permits to offer a unique point of contact, fast diagnostics and efficient solutions.

Protected in raid6 and with unique Self Healing capabilities for all the storage hardware: In case of hardware failure, it will come back online as soon as enough disks are made available to any instance of the server software in any imaginable way, even if it is fixed using totally different hardware and without any further action. And redundant servers are also available as an option.

Non proprietary hardware, for cost efficiency and future proof.

We all know that storage installations are never “done”, storage installations “evolve”. But once an storage infrastructure has been made slave of a proprietary technology, it will never be able to incorporate new technologies or more efficient competitor components without mothballing the previous investment. 

As a difference, MISTIKA STORAGE is a Software Defined Storage solution. This means that all the storage intelligence relies on the software, and nothing is left in the hands of proprietary servers, raid controllers, expensive switches, or incompatible canisters designed to sell hard disks at triple the price. And being  software defined, you can start with a local disk array, then add NAS capabilities or convert it into a hybrid NAS/SAN, and finally scale it up to a full SAN infrastructure, without discarding any component on the way..

This is also because the Mistika Storage religion is “to only use open standards and zero exclusive components”. We design your storage with the best hardware from different brands, and from that point it can be grown, maintained and repaired using standard components of the computer industry. We are fully committed to this approach, because we are convinced that it is the only way to reduce maintenance costs, permit cost efficient upgrades, and to deliver a storage solution that can freely evolve.

As an example, our clients who bought Mistika Storage several years ago were typically based on 8 Gb fibre channel, 1 Gb ethernet, and 6Gb SAS. But today they can easily upgrade to 32Gb fibre channel, 10Gb eth, and 12×4 Gb SAS by simply changing the corresponding HBA boards. Also replacing the old hard disks or adding more storage at open market prices.

Contact us for more information: sales@sgo.es