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Small Tree Shared Storage Technology in the “House”

October 13, 2010 by Joe DiBenedetto

Bright HouseLocation: Tampa, FL
Industry: Production and post-production
Working Environment: 4 Final Cut editing suites, animation station

A part of the ninth largest multichannel video programmer distributor in the U.S., Bright House Networks Tampa Bay delivers TV, home phone and high speed Internet services local residents depend on. 

CHALLENGE

Competition for customers is fierce, so Bright House Networks Tampa Bay relies on its marketing department to communicate the value of its services to local residents. Faced with a demanding production schedule for 30 second commercials for cross channel use, as well as in-house training and marketing videos, the marketing department’s creative team required technology that would provide robust throughput to alleviate bandwidth issues, while allowing simultaneous file access to its four editing suites.

SOLUTION

Small Tree’s cost-effective GraniteSTOR Ethernet-based technology with its unique OS X networking capabilities supporting multiple Ethernet ports provided a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of Bright House Networks Tampa Bay’s marketing department. Featuring Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card, and Edge-corE ES4528V, a 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, GraniteSTOR presents the cable company’s creative team with a shared storage system that maximizes its productivity and provides flexibility and scalability for future growth.

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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