EFD Digital, a new division of EFD International, has deployed an end-to-end Quantum software platform as the technology infrastructure that supports its post-production services and the management of video across its lifecycle and multiple applications. The software-defined storage solution is delivered as a subscription and is underpinned by Quantum’s StorNext software.
EFD Digital chose the solution to enable its team of geographically dispersed creative professionals to collaborate on and quickly deliver content to a growing client base.
With organisations across industries finding the need to continuously deliver professionally produced video content, many are turning to post-production experts for help. EFD International has been a provider of cameras, lenses, lights, cranes and other equipment for over 20 years, so it was well positioned to fill the gap in the Latin American marketplace.
“When we thought about launching EFD Digital, we knew we’d need a solution that would allow our creative professionals to simultaneously access and edit the large files so they can deliver finished content, while we also knew the solution had to be reliable without requiring lots of technical support,” said Roy Santoyo, director of post-production at EFD Digital. “Quantum and StorNext were the obvious choice; the Quantum solution gives us the performance and sharing capabilities you’d find in a large production studio, as well as the ability to grow our business without needing to replace our storage platform in the future.”
Deploying a content management solution that both delivers the collaborative capabilities a studio needs and is also easy to set up, maintain and expand requires integrated components. Quantum enabled EFD Digital to avoid a patchwork technology approach by providing an all-in-one solution that allows the studio to efficiently choreograph the management of large video files, empowers dispersed and remote creative professionals to collaborate on project and allows the company to deliver multiple projects to many clients, quickly.
The current studio deployment is 1PB of storage and is expected to scale to 3PB within a year. With the StorNext software subscription, EFD Digital has the ability to scale to potentially unlimited content growth. “In addition to more TV series, we’re already seeing growing demand for advertising and film projects,” said Santoyo. “Our business is changing and growing quickly. But with Quantum, we are ready.”
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