Scale Logic, Inc.


Genesis Unlimited SAN Appliance

Scalable SAN ApplianceGenesis Unlimited is a media-centric SAN appliance that has been developed specifically for dealing with the complexity of shared storage. Genesis Unlimited allows a simple straight forward integration into applications like AVID, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and many other content creation and distribution applications. This appliance is ideal for smaller creative workgroups looking for a high-performance SAN without all the infrastructure hassle.

Genesis Unlimited allows editors to be editors and allows facilities to scale at their own pace.

Scalable Performance for CM&E


  • Built in Enterprise File System
  • No Per Seat Client Cost
  • Real-time Initiator
  • Real-time Latency Enhancements with Zero Impact Rebuild
  • Application Intelligence
  • Genesis can learn the I/O patterns/behavior for an application while admins can give those applications a “real-time” status or “non realtime”. This means “non realtime” applications auto-throttle down to allow realtime apps the bandwidth. Many popular applications come pre-learned, like Finder, Explorer, Resolve, Premiere, in addition allowing for admins to add their own apps as well.


  • Simple Connectivity
  • No switch needed for the first eight connections
  • No external MDC needed
  • Works with most CM&E applications
  • Scalable with Fewer Components

This SAN appliance is a stand alone shared storage solution built on three platforms, 2U (12 Drive), 4U (24 Drive), or 4U (36 Drive), and ranges from 24TB to 216TB in a single enclosure. Genesis Unlimited is built on a 12Gbit SAS backplane and includes an internal HyperFS metadata controller along with unlimited HyperFS client connectivity for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Interphase options can be mixed and matched that support 8/16GB FC, 1/10/40Gbit Ethernet, iSCSI and 40Gbit Infiniband.

Some thoughts on the product from an industry professional

"There’s several factors that I think the Unlimited differentiates itself from other storage options. I love the simplicity of the Unlimited in that we don’t need to provision for an additional MDC like traditional SAN deployments, I also love that it can also function as a NAS. Many of our clients end up having to create unique solutions to bridge their SAN and NAS solutions. This product provides both in a simple to deploy package. I especially love the available options for connectivity which includes Infiniband, not many other storage solutions provide this much flexibility in options and performance at this price point."
- Sarote Tabcum Jr., CEO, VFX


Genesis Unlimited Network Shared Storage Appliance

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