Rockstar Ant

Rockstar Ant II Rockstar Ant II – the latest addition to the Rockstar product range puts high speed collaborationwithin reach of everyone. For many smaller studios and agencies the choice was between advanced and expensive vs. cheap, slow and unreliable. Rockstar Ant puts an end to all that; Ant is packed with power and is just as much a Rockstar product as its bigger Main Act cousin.

Based on the same enterprise class operating system, 10GbE connectivity, RAID and a unique selection of world class building blocks, Ant will be a game changer.

 Ultra-fast: up to 3,000 MB/s
 Small desktop form factor packed with world class components
 Whisper quiet
 Extensive storage capacity: from 2TB to 80TB and everything in between
 Simple, intuitive operating system
 Rock-solid stability
 Unique file manage tool for your iPad. See it in the AppStore.
 Prices start from £2,690
 Leasing available through IQ Finance from £73 pm Learn much more about Rockstar Ant II in the Product Guide.

Rockstar Rackmount – the original

It all started here. The original Rockstar Rack Main Act and its sidekick, Rockstar Rack Supporting Act. With six different versions of Rack to choose from, there is a Rockstar for every server room! Today Rockstar Rack is in service at some of best known creative professionals across the UK and ROI – read more about that in the ‘Working with a Rockstar’ section. Simply put Rockstar Rack is the finest piece of shared storage equipment you will find anywhere- regardless of price. A package consisting of the best 3u rackmount chassis money can buy, packed with carefully selected components from the finest manufacturers in the world, and a choice between Windows Server 2016, or our own enterprise class operating system – the Rockstar OS. It’s the perfect blend of best-in-class hardware and seamless, super high-speed networking. You can start with a single chassis and expand as your workflow dictates.


Ultra-fast: up to 3,000 MB/s
Best-in-class hardware: made in the US to give you the finest quality
Extensive storage capacity: using building blocks of 16TB, 24TB, 32TB, 48TB, 64TB, 96TB, 128TB or 160TB in a single 3u enclosure. Expandable to 1,280TB with Rockstar Rack Supporting Act
Simple, intuitive operating system
Rock-solid stability
Unique file manage tool for your iPad. See it in the AppStore.
Prices start from £6,990
Leasing available through IQ Finance from £189 pm Learn much more about Rockstar Main Act in the Product Guide and the Technical Guide.

The most advanced operating system

Feature-rich to meet all your needs
Rockstar File Server OS is developed to meet the highest standards. It includes:
Active directory support
Cache Tiering
Data replication (server synchronisation)
Support for multiple snapshots per share
Network card teaming
Fibre channel
iSCSI and native support for all the most common operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, ESX Server and Mac), including clustering environments

Integrated replication software allows data to be backed up and restored rapidly. Network interface card teaming using IEEE802.3ad link aggregation (LACP), load balancing or failover ensures high performance and a secure flow of data – even if there are network problems. Antivirus software cleans the shares from viruses. Support for up to 30 snapshots per share enables you to backup and recover your data very quickly. Completely scalable You have the ability to extend your storage capabilities based on future requirements. Rockstar offers online RAID expansion and the option of flexible sizing for network shares so that your system can be enlarged at a later date. Perfect for virtualisation Rockstar is the perfect storage solution for VMware ESX, XEN and Microsoft Hyper-V because it offers reliable iSCSI target, fibre channel target and NFS services combined with snapshot replication. Ideal cluster solution Rockstar File Server OS supports Persistent Reservation (SCSI-3 PR) required for iSCSI and fibre channel cluster configurations.

Best in class hardware

Processor Rockstar Rack is pure speed, so you won’t have to wait very long for anything. It starts with the new-generation Intel® Xeon E5 chipset. Configurations offer 6 cores of processing power, up to 40 GB/s of PCI Express Gen 3 bandwidth, and 64-bit-wide floating-point instructions.

Memory Every Rockstar component is primed for performance – even the base configuration features 16GB of memory. That includes a DDR3 memory controller running at 1333 MHz. It delivers up to 42.6 GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can negotiate even the most intensive jobs in no time. We only use ECC memory, so you don’t have to worry about being stopped by transient memory errors.

RAID With its state-of-the art RAID controller, Rockstar Main Act offers the best data protection. The factory setting can sustain the loss of two hard drives at once without losing any of your digital assets. And you can choose from lots of different configurations. Whether you’re prioritising speed, redundancy or both, we have a setting that will work for you.

Storage While the operating system that powers Rockstar Main Act lives on two mirrored SSD flash drives, all your data is with 16 enterprise-class SAS hard disks managed by an LSI RAID controller with built-in battery backup. You can choose between 32 TB, 48 TB and 64 TB of raw storage capacity.

Sharing Rockstar Main Act is equipped with both 8x1GbE and 2x10GbE connectivity so all users can access all data.

Expansion One day you’ll run out of capacity, even with the 160TB version. So it’s good to know that you can add up to 7 extra Rockstar Supporting Acts, allowing for another 8 x 16 x 10TB of capacity. In other words, a total of 1,280 TB of raw storage space. Want more detail? Download the complete Rockstar technical spec.

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