My Eye Media, a postproduction facility based in Burbank, CA, performs quality control on audio and video content for Hollywood studios, television networks, and online entertainment providers. These content providers rely on My Eye Media to help make sure that their content meets industry standards on technical requirements, such as 4K resolution for ultra high-definition TV. Most master files from customers are given to My Eye Media on physical hard drives or LTO tapes, but the transferring of these files to shared storage took hours, and the company began to push the limits of its storage capacity and file system.
My Eye Media engaged Integrated Media Technologies to deploy a NetApp E-Series array and a flash-based Quantum StorNext M445 metadata appliance using StorNext 5, Quantum’s collaboration storage platform to increase storage capacity, throughput, and file system stability to accommodate 4K projects. “We have a great relationship with Integrated Media Technologies, and we trust their expertise and experience serving the postproduction industry,” said My Eye Media CTO, Steve Waugh. “Their engineers knew exactly how to integrate the NetApp storage and Quantum StorNext 5 into our environment.” After implementing the NetApp E-Series and Quantum StorNext 5, My Eye Media can now accommodate their customers 4K workflows and deliver the highest quality media experience every time.