Yes, no matter how many users collaborate. There is always a good

Yes, no matter how many users collaborate. There is always a good
Everyone knows SAN is much faster than NAS. The DDP is a SAN using ethernet. Thus very fast and easy to
install. But is the DDP also easy to work with?
Yes, no matter how many users collaborate. There is
always a good overview who has access to what, for how
long and with what access rights. This is because of the
famous DDP ingredients:
DDP volume, Folder Volumes and Workflow Manager.
The starting point is to create one DDP volume with a
bunch of folders (directories). Then there is one namespace with the following benefits:
* Backup, MAM and search engines only
“see” one DDP volume
* Overview of all access permissions with
changes becoming effective instantly
These advantages are already there when working with
one DDP volume and folders. We can go one step further
by assigning volume properties to folders thus defining
Folder Volumes. This adds the following benefits:
* Avid edit applications require their Avid MediaFiles
directory under the root. And if there is one namespace there is one root. With Folder Volumes there is
one namespace with any number of roots
* Users have access to all capacity (controlled by
* Admin can continuously monitor which user is active
via the Users Active page
* Folder Volumes appear as volumes on the desktop
giving a better overview
* Access on Folder Volumes is not restricted by level
higher access right settings
* Caching, load balancing and Data Locations can be
assigned to Folder Volumes
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Folder Volumes
The Connect screen
Desktops are displayed on the left. The greyed
out ones maybe switched off or are in another
state. The lines represent the ethernet SAN
connection. The icon on the right without a
folder icon in it is the DDP Volume. The icons
with are the Folder Volumes.
In this setup macprinter is the admin desktop
and admin has the DDP Volume on his screen.
The other desktop is one with two Folder
Volumes available.
In a setup with an administrator, users automatically get their Folder Volumes on their desktops when they login. The
administrator on the other hand has the DDP volume with folders and Folder Volumes on the screen. This is because all
Folder Volumes under volumes root show up as folders on the volume.
The webinterface on the left shows the various modes of activity in streams, bandwidth or IOPs. Also alert
messages are notified there.
Pressing one of the icons in the middle part of the webinterface opens up that particular function. E.g. to edit, edit
or remove a user, the user icon is pressed.
DDP volume or Folder Volumes can be made, desktops, bandwidth limiting, users and groups can be entered.
Access rights can be managed via the Workflow Manager. System information is available. System checks can be
performed and Settings can be managed. IP addresses can be set and additional services called upon.
On the right it is displayed which users have access to which folder or Folder Volumes with what rights.
Maintenance of the DDP is also controlled by the webinterface.
The Folder Volumes screen
The window in the middle is basically
identical with the DDP Volume window.
Underneath Create Folder Volume the yellow
icons are folders and the blue one Folder
Volumes. When a yellow one is selected and
Apply is pressed it turns into a Folder Volume
with the blue icon also in the Workflow
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