Rising Sun Pictures Speeds Up Visual Effects with Avere Systems
Company Sees a Sixfold Increase in VFX Performance
Pittsburgh–June 30, 2014–Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions,today announced that Australia-based Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), a visual effects (VFX) specialist with credits including Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Gravity, are using Avere FXT Series Edge filersto deliver higher visual impact in less time and at a lower cost.
RSP turned to Avere to overcome challenges it encountered with its existing NAS infrastructure which was experiencing data sprawl and hotspots. “The more complex the work, the more data we create,” explained Mark Day, director of engineering. “We needed a solution that could accelerate data delivery to rendering nodes while maintaining responsiveness to artist desktops.”
RSP has over one hundred successful projects under its belt providing complex VFX and computer graphics (CG) character work to feature-film and television clients across the globe. In the VFX business, delays and missed deadlines can have a serious financial and reputational impact.
“We considered a number of options,” said Day, “The Avere FXT Edge filers proved to be the best solution, giving us cost effective and scalable performance, the ability to easily drop the technology into our existing environment and excellent customer support.” Day noted, “With the Avere deployment, we’re experiencing six times faster performance—a render job that previously took six days, for example, now takes just 24 hours. We’re able to keep our artistic and production teams working efficiently.”
“This is a great example of how Avere was able to make an instant impact without disrupting any workflows and allowing RSP to leverage the investment in its existing storage infrastructure,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO, Avere Systems.
About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.
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