CalArts

CalArts

Read the full CalArts case study here.

CalArts has evolved to encompass not only the traditional arts but also emerging disciplines such as film, video, computer animation, and digital design.  The CalArts film school, in particular, has grown to have a significant influence on the industry, educating many of the emerging production and post-production talent helping to fuel the current boom in media and entertainment.  CalArts is well-positioned to make lasting contributions to the film and entertainment arts for generations to come.

Supporting a wide range of student interests, CalArts is delivering multiple assets of production to their students via OpenDrives shared storage solutions. Everything from Adobe Premiere editing suites to multiple Wacom Cintiq computer graphic & 3D labs to graphic design labs are being shared and accelerated with OpenDrives.

The Challenge

Managing study labs in various locations with a mixed technology environment did not allow for real-time collaboration or an easy, single hub for file storage.  From video editing, computer animation, and digital design, CalArts needed a solid solution that was both fast and reliable.

The Solution

OpenDrives Summit solution is our powerful hybrid flash storage solution that combines efficient and cost-effective HDD technology. Summit is designed with flexibility in mind, a true “production studio in a box” that can accommodate concurrent workflows including video editing, VFX, and color grading. CalArts uses Ridgeview to manage their project archives; which are now easily accessible in one place.

The Result

CalArts students can rest assured that the OpenDrives solution underpinning the entire campus will meet their needs for capacity and speed every single time, without performance-related issues impeding their educational pursuits in film, video, and entertainment. In this highly dynamic environment that sees complete re-provisioning of student storage accounts each semester, OpenDrives grows and adapts with the school.

CalArts

Read the full CalArts case study here.

CalArts has evolved to encompass not only the traditional arts but also emerging disciplines such as film, video, computer animation, and digital design.  The CalArts film school, in particular, has grown to have a significant influence on the industry, educating many of the emerging production and post-production talent helping to fuel the current boom in media and entertainment.  CalArts is well-positioned to make lasting contributions to the film and entertainment arts for generations to come.

Supporting a wide range of student interests, CalArts is delivering multiple assets of production to their students via OpenDrives shared storage solutions. Everything from Adobe Premiere editing suites to multiple Wacom Cintiq computer graphic & 3D labs to graphic design labs are being shared and accelerated with OpenDrives.

The Challenge

Managing study labs in various locations with a mixed technology environment did not allow for real-time collaboration or an easy, single hub for file storage.  From video editing, computer animation, and digital design, CalArts needed a solid solution that was both fast and reliable.

The Solution

OpenDrives Summit solution is our powerful hybrid flash storage solution that combines efficient and cost-effective HDD technology. Summit is designed with flexibility in mind, a true “production studio in a box” that can accommodate concurrent workflows including video editing, VFX, and color grading. CalArts uses Ridgeview to manage their project archives; which are now easily accessible in one place.

The Result

CalArts students can rest assured that the OpenDrives solution underpinning the entire campus will meet their needs for capacity and speed every single time, without performance-related issues impeding their educational pursuits in film, video, and entertainment. In this highly dynamic environment that sees complete re-provisioning of student storage accounts each semester, OpenDrives grows and adapts with the school.