High-Performance Storage Solutions for Media and Entertainment

Match Infrastructure to Your Creative Capacity

Studios, agencies and digital media companies often find themselves with an infrastructure that screeches to a halt as volume increases. To support the creative process and match production demand, adding a high-performance caching layer between compute and storage allows for fast access to data without expensive, burdensome capacity overhauls.

Overcome Production Bottlenecks

VFX studios can do more in less time, helping them meet tight production schedules. Additional compute capacity can be easily accessed on-demand from a cloud provider without moving large datasets. In addition, artists in remote locations can access storage from anywhere without expected latency.

With Avere, your team gets quick access to data and compute resources when they are needed, while optimizing existing data center resources. The typical peaks and valleys in workflows no longer cause imbalance; IT systems are flexible and ready to support more, demanding projects that capture your creative capacity.

 

High Performance File Systems for Storage Acceleration

The Avere FXT Edge Series supports rendering, transcoding, and active archive workflows with a high performance file system. This tiered, caching file system unifies local environments and provides simple, manageable access to cloud compute and storage provider services. Avere FXT Edge filers work on-premises to separate storage performance from capacity optimizing NAS environments for speed and efficiency, as well integrate public or private object storage. The Avere vFXT supports bursting rendering applications to cloud compute for on-demand, scalable processing while hiding latency to on-premises NAS, easily adding unlimited compute capacity to make even the smallest studio perform big jobs in short periods of time.

 

Build a Flexible Studio IT Infrastructure at Your Own Pace

With Avere, cloud functionality can be added at a pace that matches current goals, objectives, and budgets. Existing storage resources can be optimized and fully used while adopting cloud or object storage to support new workflows or archives.

 

Avere Use Cases for Media & Entertainment Environments

 

Objective Avere Components Outcomes

Render More in Less Time:

Extend rendering capacity without moving large datasets from existing on-premises storage

Avere vFXT Edge filer for cloud bursting
  • Low hourly cost
  • Easy installation
  • No hardware
  • Minimal latency to cloud
  • Simple management
  • No movement of large datasets

Securely Store Aging Content Efficiently while Improving Availability:

Migrate data to low-cost object storage in the data center, while building an active archive with low-cost public or private object storage

Avere FXT Edge filer cluster with FlashCloud for Cloud Storage Gateway for Private Object Access and Active Archives
  • Easily scalable
  • Simple management
  • Transparent data movement
  • Make private object storage available to media asset management (MAM) applications
  • Low latency access to cloud stored data
  • Fewer public cloud calls, therefore lower costs
  • Keep aging data accessible to artists

Keep Remote Artists Productive:

Connect remote artists and multiple data centers to centralized storage without rendering bottlenecks

Avere FXT Edge filer cluster for WAN architectures with FlashMove and FlashMirror
  • Provide fast access to primary storage for remote artists
  • Connect multiple data centers with fast latency-free connectivity
  • Minimize network traffic
  • Simply move and mirror datasets between heterogeneous storage
  • Manage silos of storage easily with global namespace

Avoid a Costly, Time-Consuming Storage Refresh:

Extend the life of existing storage while improving performance

Avere FXT Edge filer cluster for NAS optimization
  • Optimize existing NAS investments
  • Gain significant performance improvements
  • Avoid costly upgrades and expansions
  • Manage silos of data from global namespace

 

For Those Who Demand the Fastest, Most Flexible Filers

With more media production work requiring more compute and storage than ever to achieve jaw-dropping effects, studios and agencies have the opportunity to improve efficiencies and deliver more at an unmatched pace and quality. These creative powerhouses are adding Avere to their IT environment in award-winning companies dedicated to their craft such as:

  • Post-production studios
  • Special effects studios
  • Advertising and creative agencies
  • Animation studios
  • Broadcasters
  • Multi-media creators

 

Featured Case Studies

Cloud Rendering Case Study: Moonbot Storage Solutions for Rendering Case Study: Atomic Fiction M&E Storage Solutions Case Study: MPC

 

Featured Alliance Partners

AWS for Rendering Storage Solutions GCP for Media & Entertainment Solutions Microsoft Azure for Rendering Solutions

Contact Avere directly to learn more or ask your selected cloud services partner about using Avere Systems in a proposed solution.