Illumination Mac Guff Depends on the Expertise of Avere and HGST to Stay Ahead of Archive Capacity Requirements and Maintain Predictable Service to its Artists
PITTSBURGH, PA – September 18, 2017 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and HGST, a Western Digital brand (NASDAQ: WDC), are helping animation house Illumination Mac Guff build its next level infrastructure to support its expanded production pipeline, increased number of artists and doubled per-film global active data. Illumination Mac Guff, a subsidiary of Universal Pictures and one of the world’s leading studios for animated feature films, is known for global blockbusters such as the Despicable Me films, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing.
“We looked at a number of gateway/object-storage systems but no other vendors offered equivalent levels of tested interoperability, direct industry experience and expert support,” said Bruno Mahe, Head of Technology at Illumination Mac Guff. “The Avere and HGST solution provides essential performance, scale and economy, but it was the depth and strength of the corporate relationships—between Avere and HGST and with Illumination Mac Guff—that sealed the deal. This is a long-term solution, and we’re confident of long-term support, continued investment in the technologies and vendor viability.”
- Category: Submitted Articles
- Published: 18 September 2017
- Written by RealWire