Qumulo Announces Widespread Adoption of Qumulo File Fabric in the Media and Entertainment Industry
SEATTLE, April 4, 2018 -- Qumulo, a leader in universal-scale file storage, today announced that the world’s most successful media and entertainment companies, including eight of the 10 largest Hollywood studios, rely on Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) to accelerate media production workflows and meet fast-paced production deadlines. In separate news today, the company announced the release of the Qumulo P-series, the industry’s highest performance NVMe all-flash solution. Qumulo will be demonstrating QF2 on NVMe all-flash, powering 4K video editing and VFX rendering on-premises and AWS at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.
“Media production pushes the limits of digital technology and has done from the earliest days of computer graphics to today’s ultra-high-resolution digital pipelines,” said Peter Godman, co-founder and CTO of Qumulo. “Fast-moving digital experience creators in film and television are driving some of the most exciting trends in technology today through their investments in modern, file-based workflows. It’s no wonder that Qumulo has become the standard for the digital pipelines behind today’s award-winning films and television.”
Qumulo also announced that 9 Story Media Group, Falcon’s Creative, Pure Imagination and RodeoFX have joined the growing list of customers, including alter ego, Ant Farm, Atomic Fiction, Awesometown, Blind Studios, Crafty Apes, The DAVE School, Deluxe VR, DreamWorks Animation, Eight Solutions, FotoKem, FuseFX, Intelligent Creatures, Mr. X, MSG Networks, Pipeline Studios, Sportvision, ZOIC Studios and many others who are using QF2 to power media and entertainment production workflows such as compositing, rendering, animation, simulations, video editing, post-production, color correction, VFX and virtual reality.
Key QF2 use cases for media and entertainment being highlighted at NAB 2018 include:
- Rendering and VFX On-Premises and in the Cloud. Animation and VFX are at the heart of modern film production. Because VFX is a file-based workflow, increasingly complex films require a highly scalable, modern file storage system that can help accelerate production timelines. QF2 is ideally suited for the growing storage demands of VFX, and is the only fully-featured file storage system that can support rendering workflows both on-premises and in the cloud.
- Editorial using NVMe All-Flash. Productivity and fast turnaround times are critical for post production in the Media & Entertainment industry. QF2 is a modern, highly scalable, single-namespace file storage system with the performance and capacity needed to free demanding editorial workloads from the limitations of direct attached storage. With NVMe all-flash, the Qumulo P-series enables teams to edit uncompressed 4K.
QF2 is the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. It was designed from the ground up to meet all of today’s requirements for scale. QF2 is the highest performance file storage system in the data center and the public cloud, and can scale to billions of files, making it the solution of choice for the media and entertainment industry. With QF2, customers have the freedom to store, manage and access their file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale.
"We have built a very advanced rendering pipeline that spans our on-premises data center and AWS Cloud to meet the rigorous demands of our media production schedules. Our workflows and rendering applications require file storage that can scale and provide the highest performance both on-premises and on AWS. Only QF2 is able to meet the needs and demands of our content delivery pipeline.”
— Jason Fotter, co-founder and CTO at FuseFX
Connect with Qumulo at NAB
QF2 will be featured in booth #SL10210 at NAB, taking place April 7-12 in Las Vegas. The company will sponsor, exhibit, and demonstrate the power of QF2 for media and entertainment workflows. In addition, customers including 9 Story Media Group, Atomic Fiction, Falcon’s Creative Group and FuseFX will be presenting their use case and talking about the benefits and successes they’ve achieved using QF2.
Qumulo is a leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.