Company Uses Shared Storage System to Maximize Resources

Company Uses Shared Storage System to Maximize Resources


Location: Orem, UT
Industry: Production and post-production
Working Environment: Final Cut

Specializing in commercials, direct sales, and corporate training and live event videos, full-service production company Creative Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is in the enviable position of seeing continued project and business growth. 


CHALLENGE

Working on larger projects as its business continues to expand, CMG wanted to maximize its human and technological resources. This could not be achieved relying on its existing project management system consisting of dozens of FireWire drives.

Solutions

To facilitate project management through improved tracking, CMG installed Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR shared storage solution and unique OS X networking technology, which supports multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, AFP. With the GraniteSTOR solution, consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card and Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, CMG editors now can work concurrently on the same project without having to copy files onto multiple drives. This has enabled CMG to meet deadlines more effectively and keep its clients happy.

MAXIMIZING WORKFLOW

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.