Case Studies

Company Meets Deadline with Ethernet-Based Shared Storage

Posted 1/10/2009

Evolution Media

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Industry: Production
Working Environment: Final Cut

Emmy Award-winning Evolution Media is a small production company in Tallahassee specializing in commercials for local and regional businesses.

CHALLENGE

Develop a growing business that attracts larger clients and meets tighter deadlines without sinking entire operating budget into technology to meet these goals.

SOLUTION

Taking on more HD projects, Evolution Media researched a number of storage options before deciding on Small Tree’s Ethernet-based shared storage GraniteSTOR solution and unique OS X networking capabilities. Tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, GraniteSTOR technology – which also incorporates Small Tree’s PEG4, a 4-port Ethernet card with the Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology – supports multiple Ethernet ports across all three of Evolution Media’s editing suites. Today, Evolution Media’s editors work concurrently with no difficulties, while the company’s management continues to appreciate not having to spend the $30,000 to $40,000 they originally thought they would have to in order to achieve the performance provided by the Small Tree equipment.

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.


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