Lucky Bean Media is an Africa based production company in Johannesburg, South Africa producing entertainment, reality and commercials catering to over 30 African countries.
“What really gets me excited about technology is how it can help me tell a story. That’s why we’ve gone for ProMAX Platform because it helps us deliver on the amazing stories we tell across the range of productions we have.” – Donald Clarke, CEO Lucky Bean
ProMAX Platform Improves Business for Leading B2B Production Company
When Ground Floor Video, a leading B2B production company in Woodstock, Georgia needed to manage an ever-growing content library and find ways to galvanize their production workflow process, they chose ProMAX Platform Workflow Server.
“Platform is both robust, yet really simple to use. From an IT perspective it’s easy for me to show someone how to add users and administrate a system. And then from an artist standpoint it’s great. They can come in and I can show them in 30 seconds how to login into the system.” – Jahil Nelson, Production Supervisor, CG Creative
“It was absolutely critical to be able to integrate with Active Directory, what was formerly laborious is now a non-issue”
- Greg Klaiber, UNC Media Lab Manager
Approximately 3,500 students created projects working on the UNC Chapel Hill Media Lab network during the 2013 academic school year. The Media Lab is divided into two parts, with one section available 24 hours. A combination of 22 iMacs and 8 MacPro Towers running Adobe Creative Suite 6 support student projects.
With this level of traffic, Greg Klaiber, UNC Media Lab Manager says the school was primarily looking for superior system performance in a shared storage server, and that they were willing to spend a little more if the system would work better for the teachers and students.
The school was evaluating Isilon storage and a couple other systems (a variety of 10 GbE, copper and fiber options) when a ProMAX email landed in Klaiber’s inbox reminding him that ProMAX would be worth looking into. He recalled that UNC’s communications department already had a ProMAX solution in place.
ProMAXSystems & local Toronto Partner Jump I.T. team up to help VFX Agency, Tendril, Achieve Increased Performance Demands.
“[ProMAX Platform] has proven to be fast, reliable and the simple management tools make it easy to configure.”
- Patrick Coffey, Partner, Tendril
Tendril is a design, animation, and VFX Studio based in Toronto, Canada working with a wide variety of software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya and Flame. For a number of years, like many other post production shops, they had grown “organically”. The storage infrastructure consisted of multiple data servers, with users connected via 1 GB for almost 50 users and growing.
Partner Patrick Coffey started researching shared storage options and approached Jump I.T. to see what solutions best fit their needs. It was clear that a server would need to perform flawless under demanding workloads as Tendril moved to 6 and 7 day work weeks to meet the client demands. Product stability and support were a must.