the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, has announced it has been chosen by BlueBolt,
an award-winning visual effects (VFX) firm, to manage its growing
enterprise storage needs.
Founded in 2009, BlueBolt has quickly grown into one of London's most
respected boutique VFX organisations. It has provided the visual effects
for many award-winning productions including BBC's Great Expectations
(BAFTA Winner), Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom, the Emmy award winning
TV show Game of Thrones (Season One) along with being part of multiple
vendors on a sections of shots on Pirates of the Caribbean, The Fast and
The Furious, and the Oscar-winning 007 movie Skyfall.
An adaptive storage solution that can manage the growing workload of
BlueBolt's creative and technical staff is imperative to keep up with
the evolving demands in the industry. As with any business where data is
mission critical to its operations, it is vital that BlueBolt can rely
on its storage solution to deliver high-performance. It must also have
the ability to grow with the demands of the company, whilst remaining
Working with Escape
Technologies, BlueBolt selected Nexenta's SDS solution to entralise
and manage its storage infrastructure and replace the various storage
platforms it had in place. Collaborating with its technology partner,
Dell, to provide the hardware, and utilising the open-source ZFS-based
operating system, BlueBolt implemented a two node HA Cluster with 144TB
of raw NexentaStor
capacity, which provides 68TB useable capacity. The entire solution is
designed to manage its ever-growing data needs.
"The amount of critical data we are creating at BlueBolt is always
growing. Data loss or system failure would be unacceptable. We needed to
implement a secure, reliable, scalable storage solution and chose
Nexenta because of its growing reputation in the visual effects
community," said George Siddiqui, CTO, BlueBolt. "We now have peace of
mind that our storage can cope with our workloads. Nexenta has all of
the features we would expect from an enterprise storage platform while
remaining one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market."
Jacco Van Achterberg, EMEA Sales Director at Nexenta, said: "Our SDS
offering is perfectly suited to the media space, where large files need
to be easily accessible at the touch of a button. We pride ourselves on
stepping away from the Massively Expensive Storage Systems (MESS)
provided by larger vendors and work in partnership with our customers to
make sure the solution they implement is the best fit for them. We are
delighted that BlueBolt has chosen to implement a future-proof SDS
solution to support it as it grows."
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Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering
easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions.
Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing
innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize "true"
benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing.
Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Living to
Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and
CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around an "open
source" platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its
award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management
solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit www.nexenta.com,
Also, download the newly published Nexenta
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