In today’s modern age, production can involve multiple stages in disparate locations: shooting footage on a beach in the Caribbean while post-production is in a California studio, for instance. However, with the aid of sophisticated cameras and editing tools, it is also possible for all phases of production to take place in the same place. The challenge of properly storing, accessing, and editing data remains in either case.
Benefits of Quobyte for On-Site Film Production
Quobyte is a distributed parallel file system designed to provide high performance and 360-degree security to clusters in any location. With its advanced features, such as the Quobyte data mover, clusters can be in sync at all times, making it an ideal solution for production teams working on-site. Some of the benefits that Quobyte offers to on-site production teams include:
- Take your storage where you needed
Quobyte was designed to run on any location, including on a data center, in the cloud, and on on-site clusters – even on small servers like a 2U server with four nodes. With a small footprint, this solution offers full fault tolerance and speeds of up to 40GB/s, making it a powerful on-site storage option that is both mobile and portable. These servers can be conveniently placed on a mobile rack, allowing production teams to take them anywhere they are needed.
- Achieving peak performance
Quobyte is capable of delivering full performance on clusters both in your data center and on-site. With a 2U server that has four nodes and a combination of flash and hard drive, you can achieve optimal performance.
- Security for data protection
Quobyte offers a range of security features to ensure that your valuable assets are always safe. With its encryption feature, the system provides protection against external threats. Additionally, multi-tenancy and access control lists (ACLs) give you complete control over who can access your data.
- Automatic multi-cluster data synchronization
Quobyte’s Data Mover enables easy synchronization of data between clusters, allowing production teams to transfer content seamlessly between their on-site cluster and their data center or studio servers. This feature enables editors to access the data easily, no matter where they are located. Moreover, this synchronization helps to offload the on-site cluster, thereby preventing performance issues.
- Simplicity at its best
Quobyte offers a highly automated and user-friendly experience, making it easy to use for production teams. It runs on standard hardware and requires no complex setup configurations. Moreover, users can access the storage as a file system from any OS, including Linux, Windows, or Mac, as well as via S3. This feature allows them to use the operating system that they prefer, enhancing their workflow and productivity.
Discover how Quobyte can accelerate all stages of media and entertainment, including post-production and distribution, by reading our blog “Simplifying Collaborative Projects for Creative Professionals” or visiting our media-specific webpage “Storage for Media and Entertainment.”