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Symply Ushers in a New Era of Affordable High-Speed Multi-User Media Production Storage with StorNext®6 Powered Thunderbolt™3 Solutions Starting at just $10,995

Wed 03, 04 2019

SymplyWORKSPACE the industry’s first StorNext®6 powered, 8 client, 4K capable desk-side
Thunderbolt™3 shared storage solution is available for order at NAB2019.

Culver City, CA, April 3, 2019 – Symply a Global Distribution brand has announced availability of the
highly anticipated SymplyWORKSPACE, the first SAN using industry leading StorNext®6 for highspeed collaboration over Thunderbolt™3 based for up to eight simultaneous Mac, Windows, or Linux
editors, and featuring advanced RAID protection for content safety.

SymplyWORKSPACE is a complete production workspace that provides everything you need to share
content for real-time video production. The unique product eliminates the rack infrastructure that
adds significant cost and complexity without providing any benefits for companies that have only a
few creative users. The compact desk-side design is ideal for smaller post-production houses, inhouse creative, house of worship, sports teams, Ad agencies, or any creative house with limited
users, looking for hassle-free high-speed sharing at an affordable price.

“With the high adoption rates of Thunderbolt in smaller post, in-house creative, and other content
creators, connecting high-speed shared storage has been a hassle, requiring expensive and bulky
adapters and rack mounted hot and noisy storage, servers, and switches” said Nick Warburton VP
sales Global Distribution. “SymplyWORKSPACE fixes those pesky problems, it allows Thunderbolt™3
clients to just plug into the desk-side system and work! Ingest, edit, finish, and deliver all without
ever moving content locally, even at 4K resolutions, and no adapters or racks needed”.

Based on the industry leading Quantum StorNext®6 sharing software, users can reliably connect up
to eight laptops and workstations to the system and share video files, graphics and other data files
instantly with no copying and no worry about version control or duplicated files. A file server can
also be attached in order to re-share content to other users across ethernet.

Symply has also addressed the short cable length issues commonly cited with Thunderbolt™. By
partnering with Corning® and using their latest Thunderbolt™3 optical cable technology clients can
be up to fifty feet away from SymplyWORKSPACE while maintaining full high-speed collaboration.

Complete SymplyWORKSPACE solutions start at $10,995 MSRP for 24TB of RAID protected storage
and four simultaneous Mac users. Four additional users (up to eight total) can be added at any time. Several other configurations with up to 288TB supporting multiple 4K streams, and any combination of up to eight Mac, Windows, or Linux users are available.

Anyone attending NAB2019 can visit the Symply booth # SL5925 in South Hall Lower for a live
demonstration of SymplyWORKSPACE.

SymplyWORKSPACE is available now through better Resellers worldwide and joins the companies
SymplyULTRA line of workflow storage solutions for larger Post and Broadcast facilities.

For more information or to find an authorized Reseller near you, please visit

About Global

Global Distribution is a specialist distributor of technology for content rich industries such as Media
& Entertainment, Surveillance and High-Performance Computing. Adding value through a wealth of
knowledge in industry workflows and by understanding the requirements and expectations of endusers, Global offer a unique personable service to resellers and systems integrators. Dedicated to
delivering the best new products and solutions to these markets, along with proactive support and
development that is second to none, Global work very closely with all of their vendors, partners and
resellers to meet the growing demands of users and businesses across EMEA, North America and

Founded in 1995 The Global Distribution Group, a KEW Investments company, with headquarters
based adjacent to the Science Park in the historic university City of Cambridge, England. Global
Distribution are well placed to exceed the service and support that resellers and systems integrators
– as well as their customers – expect from a distributor. In 2015 Global opened local offices in
Stockholm, Sweden and Munich, Germany to further service customers in the Nordic and DACH
regions respectively. In 2017 Global opened offices in Culver City, California to service North America
and Canada.

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