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.

Read the full CalArts case study here.

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