SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

April 13, 2012 14:30 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN) Enables Freedom of Choice and Accelerated Performance for Media Workflows

Collaborative Editing Solution Launches at NAB Show® in Las Vegas to Unify and Accelerate Media Workflows on Consolidated Storage

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), world leader in massively scalable storage, today announced the release of a collaborative non-linear editing (NLE) solution that will enable workgroups in broadcast, post-production and special effects houses to share Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Avid® Media Composer®, and Adobe® Premiere® Pro projects on a single, cost-effective and high capacity storage solution. DDN's collaborative solution will offer editors real-time collaboration, unparalleled performance, and the ultimate workflow flexibility, unlike current proprietary video editing storage solutions. It is the only highly scalable enterprise workflow solution to provide frame-accurate quality of service, mission-critical availability, and central storage consolidation.

The tightly integrated solution was developed in partnership with FilmPartners BV of the Netherlands, combining FilmPartners' advanced MXF server workspace virtualization tools with DDN's real-time, highly concurrent shared file access storage solution. As the NLE market evolves and editing workgroups demand a variety of products from different vendors, the DDN/FilmPartners solution enables customers to connect all of their NLE products with a single, high-performance solution.

"Teaming with FilmPartners BV enables us to provide the most integrated collaborative editing solution possible, and gives editors the highest level of shared access, collaboration, and performance," said Jeff Denworth, Vice President of Marketing, DDN. "This solution enhances workflow quality, flexibility, efficiency and, most importantly, creativity."

"The collaborative editing solution we have developed with DDN enables editors to connect all of their editing tools with a single, high-performance solution," said Pieter Hornix, managing director at FilmPartners BV. "The competitive advantage this will provide customers across the entertainment industry is significant and measurable in both production time improvements and reduced costs."

DDN will debut the collaborative editing solution at the 2012 NAB Show, April 14-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Demonstrations will be presented in DDN booth #SL 6611. On Saturday, April 14, FilmPartners and DDN will conduct a free, in-depth workshop on how to install and use the collaborative editing solution at the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. To pre-register for the free Saturday workshop or schedule a meeting at the DDN booth, go to

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

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