At my postpro studio we have a SAN Network (Stornext 6). There is also a MediaShuttle and FTP server in a VM on the firewall (I know, I know… Not my fault, really xD). The VM is sharing SAN over CIFS so everytime we need to send some files we need to upload them to the MediaShuttle or FTP server at 1Gbps Ethernet speed, witch is awful when u try to upload for example 200Gb. It takes 5h or so if the VM doesn’t hang in the process.
My ABSOLUTLY TEMPORAL solution to this mess is using a Windows SAN client with a Storage Server for Mediashuttle. This put the transfer process to an affordable 45 mins.
This is just temporal because something like MediaShuttle/FTP/Aspera needs to go to the DMZ and never directly connected to the SAN network. Also Netflix, HBO and the TPN (Trusted Partner Network) forbids you to do that.
I was thinking about having a server on the DMZ connected to the Firewall thought a 10Gb cards and then another 10Gb card to our SAN. It won’t be as fast as directly connected to the SAN but… I cannot think on a better solution for this.
Am I missing something? Thank you all!