Workflow Appliance

Enhance your workflow with unified on premises storage and file sharing

Hardware sized for your needs

A lift and shift migration to the cloud is not the perfect solution for every use case, especially in content heavy industries. An on premises deployment of cutting edge storage and file sharing technology engineered with highly reliable, cheap and deep cloud services for backup and disaster recovery may be the best option for your team.

Storage Pools

To meet the needs of the modern high throughput workplace while still offering a cost effective $/TB of storage, all Workflow Appliances come with two separate storage pools.

The Archive pool is designed for minimum $/TB and maximum long term data retention. The Hot pool is optimized for fastest throughput, highest IOPS and snappiest performance.

We'll help you decide what mix of Archive and Hot is best for your use case.

Data Protection

Our hardware is built on top of the enterprise tested, open source and state of the art ZFS file system with multi spectrum protection from all common data storage pitfalls.

Workflow Appliances are preconfigured with continuous snapshotting and UNLIMITED offsite replication for out of the box disaster recovery and business continuity in the case of a catastrophic event...

...And instant peace of mind.

Highlight features

Offsite Replication

This is not a typo. All Workflow Appliances come preconfigured with unlimited offsite replication. No additional charges, no complex cloud management - just simple, incremental offsite replication for disaster recovery.

Expandable Capacity

Grow your pools overtime with online capacity expansion. Additional capacity is immediately available without a maintenance window for lengthy rebalancing or RAID rebuilds and is added in redundant blocks that match your existing pools.

Lots of Connectivity

All Workflow Appliances come with redundant, LACP compatible, 10 Gigabit ports. 25 Gigabit and faster ports are available depending on your needs. Unified file services provide simultaneous access to AFP, SMB, NFS and FTP/SFTP file shares across your network.

Install and Support

A Drawbridge Digital engineer installs the appliance in your environment, initializes replication services and configures file access. Technical Support is available 24 hours a day with rapid email response. Custom Support SLAs are available to meet your business requirements.

Workflow Appliance Models

S12 Appliance
~ 70TB Usable Archive
  • 2TB Hot Pool
  • Unlimited Offsite Replication
  • 2x10G network
  • Continuous Snapshots
  • Self Healing and Scrubbing
  • 24x7 Support
  • Expandable to ~ 140TB
M36 Appliance
~ 140TB Usable Storage
  • 4TB Hot Pool
  • Unlimited Offsite Replication
  • 2x10G or 2x25G network
  • Continuous Snapshots
  • Self Healing and Scrubbing
  • 24x7 Support
  • Next Day Hardware Service
  • Expandable to ~ 500TB
L45 Appliance
~210TB Usable Storage
  • 4TB Hot Pool
  • Unlimited Offsite Replication
  • 2x10G or 2x25G network
  • Continuous Snapshots
  • Self Healing and Scrubbing
  • 24x7 Support
  • Next Day Hardware Service
  • Expandable to ~ 1.5PB
  • Clustering Available
Custom Appliance
~ Alot of Storage
  • up to 120TB Hot Pool
  • Unlimited Offsite Replication
  • up to 4x50G networking
  • Continuous Snapshots
  • Self Healing and Scrubbing
  • Custom Support SLA
  • Next Day Hardware Service
  • Expandable to ~ 3PB
  • Clustering and Multi-Metro Options
  • Customer held encryption keys

Add-on Services

Additional packages and tools to further enhance your Workflow Appliance hardware deployment

10 Gigabit Network Kit

Supercharged Network

Your team can enjoy lightning fast photo and video transfers with a simple deployment of the included edge switch, cabling and client adapters. Increase your transfer speeds up to 10x for up to twenty workstations with a drop in kit providing end to end 10 Gigabit networking.  

 

Ingest and Access Pack

Managed Nextcloud

With fully managed secure file sync and share services provided by a private Nextcloud deployment, your team can remotely access the entire Workflow Appliance from anywhere - on any device. Hundreds of terabytes of archival data become accessible from a smart phone with native Android, iOS and web applications.  

Automated Ingest

Streamline and expedite the ingest of new data into your Workflow Appliance with automated naming, tagging and AI powered image recognition.

Let our team transform the way you work with a real time file processing pipeline. Files transferred straight out of camera can be renamed, reformatted and enriched with metadata direct to archive or distribution.

Add-on Prices

10G Network Kit x10
Switch, Cables, Adapters
  • 12-Port 10 Gigabit Network Switch
  • x10 PCIe/Thunderbolt Workstation Adapters
  • SFP+ and Cat6a Cabling
  • Install and Configuration
  • Client and Server performance tuning
  • $5,500 + tax
10G Network Kit x20
Switch, Cables, Adapters
  • 24-Port 10 Gigabit Network Switch
  • x20 PCIe/Thunderbolt Workstation Adapters
  • SFP+ and Cat6a Cabling
  • Install and Configuration
  • Client and Server performance tuning
  • $12,500 + tax
Ingest and Access Pack
Nextcloud and Automation
  • Managed Nextcloud Deployment
  • Unlimited Users and Groups
  • Custom ingest flows
  • AI powered Image Recognition
  • Dedicated Support Engineer
  • $2,500 / year