For our initial release, we chose to focus on Xsan and StorNext because of our extensive knowledge and exposure to those filesystems. However, starting with SAN Fusion 1.5, we added support for NFS-based Workspace Repositories when using certain NAS appliances that we had qualified.
If you are an end-user or developer of another shared storage platform and would like to see SAN Fusion work with it, please let us know. We are always interested in expanding our horizons.
Right now only the Panasas ActiveStor, solutions powered by Open-E Data Storage Software V7 and the QNAP TVS-871T-i7-16G have been qualified for use with SAN Fusion 1.5.4 and later. The individual specs vary by appliance, network speed and number of connected users. We typically try to connect users setting up new systems with VARs who specialize in M&E or have them speak directly with the manufacturer.
Please keep in mind that other solutions may work but only these appliances' NFS stack have been tested. In the event you have a problem, and you are not using one of the approved appliances, support may not be able to help you.
For those individuals who want to evaluate SAN Fusion with their existing NAS appliance, our user manual calls out some generalized NFS settings to be used that you can find here.
At this time, SAN Fusion only recognizes Panasas PanFS volumes when mounted over NFSv3.
Update: Panasas' Systems Engineers have contacted us and we hope to have full support for PanFS volumes using DirectFlow in the near future.
No. SAN Fusion uses a Perpetual software licensing model where the customer pays for
However, a Subscription based licensing model would be considered if there was a high demand for it.
When an Avid Media Composer issue is reproducible on local storage, independently of SAN Fusion, Avid will be your main point of contact.
When an issue is directly or indirectly related to SAN Fusion (meaning it only happens or occurs when using the SAN Fusion application or its workspaces), we offer support in the following way: