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Pixit Media to present data intelligent 4K workflow at BVE 2016

January 21, 2016

At BVE 2016 Pixit Media will demonstrate its software defined storage as a central repository to provide 4K uncompressed playback for a number of leading applications used in the broadcast and post production industries. Google, NetApp, Mellanox, Digital Vision, The Foundry and Adobe will be amongst the companies demonstrating their latest technologies through the efficient and effective PixStor central NAS storage system on Stand K11.

Highlighting PixStor users’ ability to utilise industry standard commodity hardware, Technology partner NetApp will display its latest all flash disk arrays. Mellanox, the leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect services for servers and storage will display its high speed network and switching.

Software partners on the stand will demonstrate the performance and management capability of the 4K workflow, showing operators that they can also render using Google compute through industry standard commodity hardware components. Digital Vision will display its 4K grading and restoration software Nucoda, alongside NUKE Studio for VFX Editorial and Finishing from The Foundry as well Adobe’s complete Creative Suite, which is utilised for graphic design, video editing and web development applications.

Additionally, PixStor’s ability to seamlessly extend into Google cloud and store content using Google Nearline storage will be demonstrated. Visitors will benefit from a demonstration of how PixStor is able to seamlessly transfer and store data whilst maintaining file system intelligence into the Google Cloud platform. Utilising the vast resources of Google Cloud storage in conjunction with the PixCache Cloud Gateway Appliance, guests to the stand will witness PixStor’s ability to submit render jobs to cloud based render farms and return these completed jobs.

“At Pixit Media we appreciate that with ever decreasing budgets companies need intelligent and data aware file systems to ensure data is stored on the most cost effective storage platforms,” said Barry Evans, Technical Director, Pixit Media. “That’s why we’re pleased to be demonstrating our relevant solutions this year at BVE, enabling customers to invest wisely in non-proprietary technology that does not lock them in to one vendor.”

Demonstrating further integration, also on display will be General Atomics data management software suite, Nirvana. This metadata centric storage management tool enables users to make secure commercial decisions on where to store data and use advanced analytics to help make decisions on where to keep it and for how long.

Furthermore, Milk Studios, an award winning VFX house will be speaking about Pixit Media’s role within their recent expansion to Cardiff alongside Escape Studios at 2pm on Wednesday 24th February.

You can visit Pixit Media at BVE from 23rd – 25th February 2016 on stand K11.

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