Full-Service Production Company Receives a 4x Speed Increase after Installing Small Tree TITANIUM16 Shared Storage System


ILF Media Editing Team Sees Vast Improvement in Performance and Reliability

Last Updated: September 24, 2012 7:00 pm GMT
(Spokane, Washington--September 24, 2012) Founded in 2000 by a visionary cinematographer, a crackerjack editor and computer programmer with wicked 3D animation skills, ILF Media is a full-service, award winning production company located in Spokane. ILF recently installed a GraniteSTOR TITANIUM16 Ethernet-based shared storage solution from Small Tree to ensure that its elite team of video editors is able to work without unnecessary delays or interruptions.

From TV ads to training videos and long-form corporate videos, ILF has become a go-to production house for local and national clients looking to optimize their brand recognition with inventive, thought-provoking and memorable advertising. With the installation of a 48TB TITANIUM16 system connected to four Mac workstations across 10 GbE, the company’s editing team no longer has to worry about drive failures or the precious time wasted on recovering projects.

“Since installing Small Tree’s TITANIUM16, we’ve seen a 4x speed increase in content delivery to our editors,” said Daro Walker, partner and IT director at ILF Media. “On top of that, the reliability has been excellent – making concerns about dropped frames in the middle of a project a thing of the past. Most of our editors are running two to three streams and none have had a hiccup. It’s really rock solid.”

TITANIUM is a high performance, capacity dense, dedicated video editing shared storage appliance with advanced file sharing capabilities enabling simple, real-time collaboration. TITANIUM16, is a 3U rack-mount solution configurable up to 20 GbE or 12 10GbE ports and storage capacity from 32TB to 320TB, while delivering up to 72 streams of ProRes 422.

Thrilled with the performance results of the TITANIUM16, Walker and ILF are already looking to add on to the system. Fortunately, the shared storage solution also offers optimal scalability.

“We’re already talking to the phenomenal support team at Small Tree about adding another 64TB to our system,” Walker continued. “Great customer service is always appreciated, but Small Tree has gone above and beyond to help us out – going into each workstation and optimizing them so that they are running as fast as they can.”

For more information about Small Tree and its growing line of shared storage and networking products, visit http://www.small-tree.com. Follow Small Tree on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SmallTreeComm or on Twitter @SmallTreeComm.


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