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Nathaniel Cooper Oct 8, 2019 9:45:03 AM < 1 min read

Apple Introduces XSAN File System

Apple's Xsan was the Storage Area Network for Final Cut Pro.  But what exactly is Xsan?

 

Xsan is the Apple software that allows you to connect to a StorNext file system on a Mac.

 

Interestingly, Apple built XSAN software to connect to StorNext file systems which, at the time, was owned by Advanced Digital Information Corporation, or ADIC.

 

A year after Apple released Xsan, Quantum acquired ADIC and to this day still uses the same code base for their SAN.

 

Xsan, still exists and it's still the software that allows Mac workstations to connect to StorNext file systems.  However, today, it is just part of the Mac OS.

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Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.