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Cloud Store is considered a global file system, which puts it in the same category as Nasuni, Ctera and Panzura, according to Dave Raffo, an analyst at Evaluator Group. The other vendors rely on the public cloud storage whereas Blackmagic provides portable, on-premises storage.
But Blackmagic lacks the features common with enterprise NAS, Raffo said. It doesn’t include capabilities to provide snapshots, replication, thin provisioning, deduplication, disaster recovery or encryption. However, Cloud Store does support flash drives, Ethernet networking and RAID, which provide critical performance and collaboration capabilities to video professionals.