Small Tree Shared Storage System Eliminating Downtime

Small Tree Shared Storage System Eliminating Downtime


Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Industry: Video production and film development and production
Working Environment: Three workstations, Final Cut

Specializing in national TV commercials, feature films, viral videos for web and industrial videos, Red Productions is a full service, script to screen video production and independent film development production company. 


CHALLENGE

Featuring an impressive client roster of several well-known organizations and brands such as Coca Cola, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Christian University, Red Productions couldn’t expect to maintain its steady business growth if it continued to experience project delays from frequent freeze ups during editing sessions and having to locate footage across multiple external drives.

Solutions

Red Productions streamlined workflow across its three editing workstations with the installation of Small Tree’s Ethernet-based GraniteSTOR unique OS X networking technology, which supports multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, AFP. Consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card, and Edge-corE ES4528V, a 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, GraniteSTOR has eliminated the freeze up and file locating difficulties Red Productions was having with its external drives. As a result, the new shared storage system has decreased post-production downtime substantially while enhancing the creative process dramatically.

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.