MatrixStore Object Storage At Brand New School

US-based creative design and production studio Brand New School has installed a private cloud storage platform based on MatrixStore.

As an industry leading design studio that works in film, animation, and experiential mediums, Brand New School faced increasing demands on its storage infrastructure. Through an upgrade provided by Object Matrix, its goal was to not only provide secure and fast content access to its pipelines but also enhance production workflows in two manners: First, by increasing collaboration between Brand New School locations in New York and Los Angeles; Second, by implementing disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.

Graphics and CGI workflows are incredibly ‘file intensive’ with sequences made up of potentially thousands of individual files (DPX etc). For Brand New School, backing up, archiving, finding or restoring that content had become manually intensive, stopping valuable staff from working on core activities that added value to the business.

Devin Brook, Managing Partner, Brand New School, “As a company focused on building new visual voices for brands, our teams and workflows can vary. In these varied creative and production processes, technology is meant to be both additive and silent. When the technology takes our team away from being creative, it is not time well spent. Similarly, anything that can enhance the creative process, or make collaboration more efficient is welcomed with open arms. When looking to fine-tune our workflows and infrastructure, as well as future proof them, we turned to CineSys-Oceana and Object Matrix.”

Harry Skopas, Director M/E Solutions Architecture and Technical Sales, CineSys-Oceana, said “Having spent 20+ years at the cutting edge of post-production, film, broadcast and media technologies I empathize with companies and the complicated workflow challenges that they currently face. My background combined with CineSys-Oceana’s expert engineering and technical resources, help us collectively identify these challenges and architect various solutions.”

Brand New School purchased two petabytes of MatrixStore object storage to be implemented as a private cloud storage platform in conjunction with its new production storage solution. The system will be split across two sites to ensure local protection and disaster recovery for key assets. Brand New School will use the Vision content browser from Object Matrix to enable global collaboration with internal and external clients.

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