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PROMISE Technology

April 08, 2015 10:00 ET

Crawford Media Services Deploy PROMISE VTrak A-Class With NAS Gateway

VTrak A-Class Replaces SAN to Deliver Increased Capacity, Resiliency, Bandwidth and Concurrency While Decreasing Overhead

HSINCHU, TAIWAN and MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - PROMISE Technology Inc., a recognized global leader in the storage industry, announced that Crawford Media Services has chosen the PROMISE VTrak A-Class shared SAN appliance with NAS Gateway to replace its incumbent SAN. The VTrak A-Class SAN helps Crawford consolidate all of the company's film scanning and DPX workflows which service the media and entertainment industry as well as the preservation industry and include The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries.

Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is a proven leader in the electronic media services industry whose mission is to provide creative, turn-key electronic media solutions for television, film and archival clients. Crawford's Director of Engineering, Whitney Marrow, has worked with VTrak RAID systems for years and when a use case arose he contacted PROMISE's reseller partner, Edge Solutions Media Technologies of Alpharetta, GA, to learn more about how the VTrak A-Class could address their needs.

Crawford scans film directly to the 288TB VTrak A-Class SAN and the company's post-processing, color and transcode workstations work with the media directly on the storage until it is ready to be delivered to the client. VTrak A-Class enables Crawford to run multiple 2K and 4K workflows concurrently and offers four times the aggregate bandwidth of their previous SAN. 

"For nearly 30 years Crawford Media Services has offered premium post-production services and media management solutions to clients around the world," said Whitney Marrow, Director of Engineering, Crawford Media Services. "We are constantly looking to evolve our technology to deliver the best creative solutions and VTrak A-Class has helped us achieve this by offering increased capacity, resiliency and bandwidth while decreasing administrative overhead."

"A key reason why Crawford Media is one of the most highly regarded media services companies in the country is because of its foundation of creative and technical excellence," said Chi Chen Wu, President, PROMISE Technology USA. "It's very exciting that our VTrak A-Class is part of the workflows that help facilitate some of the most incredible media experiences in the world."

The VTrak A-Class shared SAN appliance is ideal for multi-user collaboration to ingest, edit, stream, and process rich media. VTrak A-Class is an "all-in-one" RAID storage subsystem, with integrated metadata appliance and embedded VTrakFS file system software that enables higher performance, workload productivity and easier management. The NAS Gateway enables hundreds of clients in the LAN network to access the highly scalable fibre channel SAN appliance via 10Gb Ethernet. The VTrak A-Class with NAS Gateway offers customers a fast storage solution that is simple, scalable, reliable and cost-efficient.

PROMISE will be demonstrating the benefits of its VTrak A-Class shared SAN appliance with NAS Gateway and its complete portfolio of solutions for the media and entertainment industry in Las Vegas at the NAB Show from April 13 - 16. Please stop by booth #SL12109 on the show floor to learn more.

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About PROMISE Technology Inc.
PROMISE Technology is a recognized global leader with 25 years of experience in the storage industry. PROMISE has developed its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to complete SAN, NAS and Unified storage platform product lines. PROMISE is also committed to providing dynamic software defined storage solutions for vertical markets, including cloud and IT storage solutions, video surveillance storage solutions, rich media storage solutions and much more. With industry leading technology and research and development capabilities, combined with highly experienced global sales and after sales service teams, PROMISE is at the forefront of the industry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. PROMISE Technology is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified manufacturer with operations and sales and support teams throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions providing unparalleled service and support to customers around the globe. For more information, visit: www.promise.com.

About Crawford Media Services, Inc.
Crawford Media Services, Inc. is an Atlanta-based, privately-held company and proven leader in the electronic media services industry whose mission is to provide creative, turn-key electronic media solutions for television, film and archival clients. Crawford has offered premium post-production services and media management solutions to domestic and international clients for nearly 30 years. Crawford continues to evolve its technology to deliver the best in creative editorial, motion graphics, film transfer, color correction, sound design/mixing, Blu-ray/DVD authoring and design, as well as comprehensive digitization, archiving and asset management solutions.

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