G-Tech G-Rack User Story: A Nightmare I Never Want to Repeat or How G-Rack Saved the Day!

hurwitz_bts-3In this user story you'll learn how Broadway Video migrated to the new G-Tech G-Rack 12 for lightning fast, scalable up to 480TB of shared storage.

A Nightmare I Never Want to Repeat

Broadway Video℠ Ted Pacult found himself in the midst of a real nightmare during the sixth season of the hit TV show Portlandia®. He and his team maxed out their current network-attached storage (NAS) box and were desperately seeking a solution. The situation had grown untenable: multiple people working on a project, needing to share files, trying to find the most current scene edit, dealing with data backup, and on and on. On top of this, Broadway Video faced NAS connectivity bandwidth that couldn’t handle real-time edits, massive 40TB seasons, overlay integration difficulties, and inability to collaborate effectively and efficiently on other projects, including the IFC® satire show Documentary Now, which was being edited in part on the East Coast.

Ted recalls, “If we’d had a better NAS, [the other team] could have functioned as if it were here. . . It was a nightmare I never want to repeat.”

An devoted user of G-Technology solutions, Ted wanted the G-RACK 12 product for three key factors in comparison to Broadway Video’s existing NAS: smaller physical size, lower power consumption, and higher capacity (48TB to 120TB) across 12 drive bays. Moreover, the G-RACK 12 product comes stocked with Enterprise-grade HGST Ultrastar drives formatted under G-Technology’s own NAS OS for flexible data protection with the BTRfs file system. read more...

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