The decision was made following a one-year long partnership between the two companies, which enabled Istudios Visuals to create a high-performance production environment and achieve greatly improved levels of reliability, flexibility, redundancy and scalability.
Istudios Visuals is currently enjoying a 10x performance boost compared to the company's previous solution, as the number of IOPS has increased by a factor of 9.6. The transfer speed for read and write operations has reached up to 450 MB/s per storage node, a 400 percent increase compared to the company's previous solution.
Before entering the partnership with Compuverde, Istudios evaluated both traditional storage appliances and other software-defined storage (SDS) solutions and found that the appliances were too expensive and inflexible, while other SDS solutions lacked the needed features and could not live up to promised performance.
- No more offline editing: Istudios Visuals can now perform real-time editing and playback of mission critical, high-bandwidth data directly on the NAS, without having to first migrate its projects to local workstations, thus saving time and money.
- Redundancy and scalability: The erasure coding of 2+1 gives a data footprint of 150 percent while still allowing a node failure without data loss. Now that the cluster has been in production for about one year, it's time to double the capacity. This will allow for more erasure coding options with more redundancy and an even lower data footprint.
- Systemic benefits: The move to Compuverde's vNAS storage solution has had a positive impact throughout Istudios, from team satisfaction to the reduction of Opex to a huge reduction of latency.
Anton Johansson, co-founder and director of IT Infrastructure at Istudios Visuals, said: "The ability to completely skip offline editing and use of proxies says it all. Compuverde's unique approach to software-defined storage frees us up to provide better service to our customers. Other solutions that we have been looking at, for doing this type of high-performance load, have been at least five to 10 times more expensive, without delivering the whole set of features that Compuverde does."
Carl-Henric Möllerström, vice president at Compuverde, said: "Istudios has very specific needs, with a big turnover of data on a daily basis. Reaching high availability was just one factor, albeit the most important one. High performance, high flexibility and advanced storage features were also essential. Their situation presents a perfect use case for vNAS, which meets all of their needs and improves daily work life and customer satisfaction."
Compuverde is an established provider of software-defined storage solutions, based in Sweden. Founded in 2008 by a team of storage and software experts with decades of experience in the scale-out storage field, Compuverde delivers a solution dedicated to both large consumer brands and industrial B2B-players, currently used by telecom, banking, media and insurance companies across the world. Compuverde's energy-efficient, unified storage solution has made possible a hardware-agnostic storage platform that easily scales to hundreds of nodes, exabytes of data and trillions of files. With top-class products that address hot market segments like vNAS, hyper-converged virtualization and hybrid cloud, Compuverde is giving you much better control over investments and future business expansion. Find out more at www.compuverde.com.
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