PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2016) - Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, announced today that Eight VFX, a visual effects studio known for its outstanding work in commercials, feature films and music videos, uses Avere's Virtual FXT Edge filers to speed up production times, remove rendering limitations and enhance its storage infrastructure.
Eight VFX, known in the industry for delivering high-end visual effects on tight timelines, was experiencing challenges when delivering on-demand render power to customer projects for BMW, Chevrolet, HP, Mars, Nike, Puma and Samsung. The studio initially turned to rental nodes to manage its fast-changing production pipeline and dynamic digital assets, however this process proved to be time and equipment intensive. Due to these issues, the studio explored a number of cloud-based rendering solutions with burst-compute capability, and found that Avere Systems was the only solution that did not require complex scripting or data management.
Today, Eight VFX runs an Avere Systems Virtual FXT (vFXT) Edge filer cluster with Avere FlashCloud software alongside the studio's 3D rendering engine on the compute cloud. Avere's solution delivers high-networking throughput to ensure peak performance for rendering processes and automatic access to digital assets, with no complex data movement and synchronization.
"Avere is a seamless drop-in between our on-premises storage and Google Cloud Platform, hiding latency and minimizing network traffic to increase rendering performance," said Philippe Chotard, in charge of IT for Eight VFX.
"Avere's solution lets us take full advantage of the cloud, removing all the limitations that prevent us from expanding our project pipeline or accommodating last-minute changes. Today we can deliver the quality of artistry equal to our talent, even within the tightest of deadlines," said Damien Bataille, Head of Development at Eight VFX.
"Avere-enabled cloud rendering empowers VFX teams to create awe-inspiring work regardless of production schedules and budgetary restrictions," said Ron Bianchini, CEO and President of Avere Systems. "With Avere and Google, Eight VFX can spend more time on what matters most to the growth of their business without compromising artists' creativity and vision."
To learn more about how Eight VFX is using Avere Systems, read the complete case study here.
About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere's hybrid cloud solutions give companies -- for the first time -- the ability to end the rising cost and complexity of data storage and compute via the freedom to store and access files anywhere in the cloud or on premises, without sacrificing the performance, availability, or security of enterprise data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.