Qumulo File Fabric Is #1 Choice for Media and Entertainment Industry

Eight of the 10 Largest Hollywood Studios Use Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) to Create Movie Magic

At NAB 2018 Qumulo Will Showcase Award Winning Television Programming and Major Motion Pictures Created Using QF2 File Storage, Including Blade Runner 2049, the 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

SEATTLE, April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qumulo, the leader in universal-scale file storage, today announced that the world’s most successful media and entertainment companies, including eight of the 10 largest Hollywood studios, rely on Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) to accelerate media production workflows and meet fast-paced production deadlines. In separate news today, the company announced the release of the Qumulo P-series, the industry’s highest performance NVMe all-flash solution. Qumulo will be demonstrating QF2 on NVMe all-flash, powering 4K video editing and VFX rendering on-premises and AWS at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.

“Media production pushes the limits of digital technology and has done from the earliest days of computer graphics to today’s ultra-high-resolution digital pipelines,” said Peter Godman, co-founder and CTO of Qumulo. “Fast-moving digital experience creators in film and television are driving some of the most exciting trends in technology today through their investments in modern, file-based workflows. It’s no wonder that Qumulo has become the standard for the digital pipelines behind today’s award-winning films and television.”

Qumulo also announced that 9 Story Media Group, Falcon’s Creative, Pure Imagination and RodeoFX have joined the growing list of customers, including alter ego, Ant Farm, Atomic Fiction, Awesometown, Blind Studios, Crafty Apes, The DAVE School, Deluxe VR, DreamWorks Animation, Eight Solutions, FotoKem, FuseFX, Intelligent Creatures, Mr. X, MSG Networks, Pipeline Studios, Sportvision, ZOIC Studios and many others who are using QF2 to power media and entertainment production workflows such as compositing, rendering, animation, simulations, video editing, post-production, color correction, VFX and virtual reality.

Key QF2 use cases for media and entertainment being highlighted at NAB 2018 include:

  • Rendering and VFX On-Premises and in the Cloud. Animation and VFX are at the heart of modern film production. Because VFX is a file-based workflow, increasingly complex films require a highly scalable, modern file storage system that can help accelerate production timelines. QF2 is ideally suited for the growing storage demands of VFX, and is the only fully-featured file storage system that can support rendering workflows both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Editorial using NVMe All-Flash. Productivity and fast turnaround times are critical for post production in the Media & Entertainment industry. QF2 is a modern, highly scalable, single-namespace file storage system with the performance and capacity needed to free demanding editorial workloads from the limitations of direct attached storage. With NVMe all-flash, the Qumulo P-series enables teams to edit uncompressed 4K.

QF2 is the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. It was designed from the ground up to meet all of today’s requirements for scale. QF2 is the highest performance file storage system in the data center and the public cloud, and can scale to billions of files, making it the solution of choice for the media and entertainment industry. With QF2, customers have the freedom to store, manage and access their file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale.

Supporting Quotes

"We have built a very advanced rendering pipeline that spans our on-premises data center and AWS Cloud to meet the rigorous demands of our media production schedules. Our workflows and rendering applications require file storage that can scale and provide the highest performance both on-premises and on AWS. Only QF2 is able to meet the needs and demands of our content delivery pipeline.”
— Jason Fotter, co-founder and CTO at FuseFX

“When researching new storage solutions, our main criteria were scalability and simplicity, and Qumulo came through on both fronts. I also appreciate QF2’s hybrid design — Qumulo knows that flash is the future. With QF2, we have been able to increase our productivity and ability to review iterations at a faster pace — and push the limits of our creativity to help our clients 'experience imagination’ like never before.”
— Saham Ali, director of technology at Falcon’s Creative Group

“Being able to drill down into who’s using what storage, when and how, and being able to track it over time with QF2 has been a game changer for our animation workflows. Having a storage system that can keep up with billions of small files without getting bogged down has been a huge win. Qumulo makes my job easier, makes me look good and helps me sleep better at night.”
— Chris Brown, senior systems engineer at 9 Story Media Group

“QF2’s file storage and management capabilities have played a critical role in our large-scale projects such as Game of Thrones, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects, Blade Runner 2049. QF2 exceeds our performance requirements in a way our previous solution simply couldn’t. Qumulo’s real-time analytics and outstanding customer service allows us to work on several projects simultaneously, while reducing the amount of time spent troubleshooting issues, making our lives that much easier.”
— Jamie Darville, senior systems engineer at RodeoFX

Connect with Qumulo at NAB
QF2 will be featured in booth #SL10210 at NAB, taking place April 7-12 in Las Vegas. The company will sponsor, exhibit, and demonstrate the power of QF2 for media and entertainment workflows. In addition, customers including 9 Story Media Group, Atomic Fiction, Falcon’s Creative Group and FuseFX will be presenting their use case and talking about the benefits and successes they’ve achieved using QF2.

To schedule one-on-one meetings with Qumulo representatives and customers at NAB, send email to info@qumulo.com or schedule online here.

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About Qumulo
Qumulo is the leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.

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