Leading Postproduction and Color Grading Studio Colorkitchen selects RAIDIX Data Storage

Top Quote Colorkitchen employed the RAIDIX data storage in postproduction of numerous projects, including the feature films "Soulless 2", "lcebreaker", "Viking", "Attraction", a multitude of music videos and commercials. The RAIDIX technology enabled the customer to shorten the average grading timeframe by a factor of two - due to optimal paralleling of data processing activity. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 16, 2016 - A data storage vendor RAIDIX announces cooperation with Colorkitchen (www.colorkitchen.ru), a professional postproduction studio specializing in high-end color grading for feature films, commercials and musical video for international clients.

    For handling parallel video streams and efficient processing of video content from multiple workstations, the color grading studio Colorkitchen required a high performance and reliable data storage system. Mindful of large data volumes, Colorkitchen focused on high performance with sequential workloads, support for high-definition video formats (HD/2K/4K), ability to set performance priorities on the application level, and high QoS (quality of service).

    The RAIDIX-powered data storage system met the customer's performance and fault-tolerance requirements, and allowed for simultaneous content processing from several workstations - without latency or performance degradation. RAIDIX shipped a high-capacity SAN expandable with a JBOD enclosure, connected over Fibre Channel 16Gb, supporting highest performance levels and multiple 2К/4К video streams.

    The key RAIDIX benefits include:
    Video streaming without a single frame dropped
    Record performance in the multi-thread mode
    Identification and prioritization of applications in line the customer's goals
    Universal support for SAN (Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, 12G SAS) and NAS (NFS, SMB, AFP, FTP) interfaces
    Minimal overheads due to compatibility with commodity server hardware
    Cost-efficient elastic scalability - new nodes can be added on the fly
    Tech support 24/7 and regular system upgrades.

    RAIDIX ensures data integrity with no frames dropped, using the patented RAID 6 (double parity) and 7.3 (triple parity) levels. RAID 7.3, for one, guarantees uninterrupted operations with sustainable high performance even when up to three disks fail.

    RAIDIX supports commodity-off-the-shelf hardware and enables the customer to hone the RAIDs to specific tasks and decrease TCO. In addition, RAIDIX allows for direct installation of professional color grading software right on the storage node.

    RAIDIX updates the hardware and software components employed by Colorkitchen on a regular basis, and performs tech support and system maintenance since 2013.

    About Colorkitchen
    Colorkitchen (www.colorkitchen.ru) is a postproduction house based out of Moscow, Russia. The studio's core competency is high-end Color Grading & Digital Intermediate for feature films, commercials, music video and TV series. Colorkitchen also engages in digital dailies & archiving, restoration and grading workflow consultancy.

    About RAIDIX
    RAIDIX (www.raidix.com) is a leading solution provider in the domain of high performance data storage systems. The company's strategic value builds on patented erasure coding methods and innovative technology designed by the in-house research laboratory. Compatible with commodity-off-the-shelf server hardware, RAIDIX commits to resilient storage with high throughput, robust performance and low latency.

    RAIDIX partners with industry leaders such as Intel, Panasonic, Broadcom, HGST, Mellanox, QLogic, ATTO, and others.

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