Neoscape Creates Inspired Visualizations Faster With EMC IsilonFebruary 22, 2012 No Comments
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that Neoscape, a leading creative agency that provides rendering, film and interactive solutions for a wide range of architectural, real estate, and corporate projects, has deployed EMC® Isilon® scale-out NAS to accelerate the performance of its Big Data-intensive creative operations.
Since creative studios constantly manage growing volumes of rich media, they are in need of powerful scale-out NAS storage systems that empower their artists and designers to share and collaborate. Using the Isilon X-Series, Neoscape has dramatically increased the speed at which employees access files and greatly simplified management of its server architecture.
- Faster access to data – Isilon’s scale-out NAS architecture has accelerated users’ access to files 400% and improved system stability.
- Simplified server architecture – EMC Isilon enabled Neoscape to simplify its server architecture and reduce the amount of hardware needed, significantly reducing overhead costs.
- Scalability – Isilon’s scale-out architecture provides a future-proof system that will scale capacity and performance as storage needs grow.
- Convenience of Software Features– Isilon’s feature-packed software provides greatly increased ease of administration, including Snapshots for user self-recovery of lost or damaged files.
- High Availability – seamless maintenance while users continue to work without interruption.
Customer Challenges and Solution:
Neoscape is a creative agency comprised of artists, filmmakers, architects, photographers and visionaries who are dedicated to creating inspiring design and beautiful visuals. As the company grew, however, its IT infrastructure limited employees from fully realizing their creative visions. Neoscape’s previous system, comprised of fragmented servers and disparate storage arrays, was slow, complex and not easily scalable. Employees often encountered failure issues when moving large files around their network, further delaying their output. The compilation of SAN and NAS systems from different vendors complicated storage management and required hours of manual administration each day.
To improve file sharing and collaboration, Neoscape needed a more powerful and flexible solution. The company selected EMC Isilon for its approach to capacity and performance and for its ability to scale simply and seamlessly on-demand. Neoscape currently stores its entire range of rendering, film and interactive data on Isilon, enabling this data to be uploaded, shared and manipulated simultaneously by multiple users at high speeds.
With Isilon’s unique OneFS operating system, Neoscape can easily add more storage nodes to increase capacity and performance, manage collaboration, and assess throughput speeds. The company is also in the process of rolling out Isilon for primary backup and disaster recovery needs.
Nils Norgren, Founder, Neoscape
“In order to keep up with business demands, we knew we needed to transform our existing infrastructure, which was limiting our growth. EMC Isilon has a great reputation in the industry, and we now have a simple, powerful and integrated setup that has enabled us to increase throughput four times, with a greatly simplified architecture.”
Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing, EMC Isilon
“Neoscape provides its customers with invaluable expertise in 3D visualization, filmmaking, and interactive applications. Their technology needs to support their artists’ and designers’ work and visions that help create today’s innovations in experiential design and visualization. With EMC Isilon, Neoscape has a storage environment nimble enough to keep up with the studio’s creative juices.”
Isilon, a division of EMC, is the global leader in scale-out NAS. We deliver powerful yet simple solutions for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Isilon’s products are simple to install, manage and scale, at any size. And, unlike traditional enterprise storage, Isilon stays simple no matter how much storage is added, how much performance is required or how business needs change in the future. We’re challenging enterprises to think differently about their storage, because when they do, they’ll recognize there’s a better, simpler way. Learn what we mean at http://www.isilon.com.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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