Software-Defined Solution Pairs High-Performance and High-Capacity Storage for Every Stage of the Media Workflow
Austin, TX, March 27, 2018 — Caringo, Inc. today announced a technology partnership with Pixit Media, certifying Caringo Swarm with the Pixit Media suite. The combined software-defined approach pairs Pixit Media’s PixStor and PixStor Ngenea Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) solutions with the Caringo Swarm scale-out object storage platform—delivering performance, protection and access for every stage of the content workflow from creation to delivery and archive.
Caringo solves the issues associated with storing and protecting rapidly growing digital assets while keeping them online and accessible. With Caringo Swarm, you get many of the benefits of the cloud right in your own data center, including easy-to-manage limitless scale; instant access over HTTP, S3 and NFS for traditional in-network access; and direct-to-consumer streaming. All with built-in data protection and an architecture that protects from hacks and ransomware.
“Every M&E organization we talk to from production houses to networks and studios are struggling to provide high-performance, high-capacity storage infrastructure to keep pace with market demands,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo VP of Product. “Certification of Swarm with Pixit means that our object storage software—refined and hardened over the last decade—can be combined with Pixit’s entire product suite, leveraging a complete software-defined approach that can be tuned to any M&E workflow.”
PixStor is a high-performance, highly scalable, enterprise-class storage solution specifically designed for M&E workflows. Data moves seamlessly through many tiers of storage—from fast flash to cost-effective, high-capacity object storage. PixStor provides the performance needed for combined VFX, finishing and rendering workloads to run at maximum speed, while Pixstor Ngenea HSM intelligently tiers data to Caringo Swarm for nearline/backup and active archive.
“Pixit Media’s strategic partnership with Caringo is a critical extension to our multi-tier end-to-end storage workflow,” said Ben Leaver, Managing Director of Pixit Media. “Our customers can now take advantage of Caringo’s long proven object storage solutions designed to maximize scalability, reliability and security.”
The combined solution from Pixit Media and Caringo is deployed on software-defined, open-standard hardware with no vendor lock-in, providing media organizations an economic advantage and more purchasing power, both now and in the future.
Caringo will be at NAB Las Vegas April 9–12, 2018 where they will be exhibiting in booth SL11807. The NAB Show is the ultimate event for the media, entertainment and technology industry, showcasing ground-breaking innovation and powerful solutions for professionals looking to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform.
Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined object storage solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, iQ Media, Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.
About Pixit Media
Pixit Media creates highly scalable, enterprise-class storage, network and archive solutions for the Post-Production and Broadcast industries. Pixit Media has quickly become the de facto standard for Post and Broadcast in the UK, and is quickly expanding into Europe and the Americas. Pixit Media solutions are deployed by leading content creation and distribution organizations around the world. Pixit Media has been counted on to deliver numerous commercially successful Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy winning TV, Film VFX, CGI, Sports Broadcasts, Commercials and Music Videos.
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