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DataDirect Networks (DDN) Accelerates 2K/4K Ingest and Editing Workflows at Japanese Postproduction Industry Leader Imagica Corp.

Imagica Case StudySUNNYVALE, CA, —(November 7, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, announced it has completed delivery of more than 400 TB of storage capacity to Japanese postproduction market leader Imagica. The deployment expands upon an existing DDN xStreamScaler solution and upgrades the workflow, providing two uncompressed 4K streams for real-time editing, and the addition of a DDN GRIDScaler file storage solution with high-performance DDN SFA storage.

Faced with increasing demand for high definition film and video production, Imagica Corporation, a household name for movie fans and those involved in film production, selected DDN after evaluating solutions to upgrade the capacity and performance of its editing infrastructure to enable frame-accurate editing needed for uncompressed 4K workflows.

“With its balanced IOPs and throughput performance, DDN systems are an ideal platform for frame-accurate editing,” said Imagica Director of Digital Production, Makoto Minami, of the selection criteria for the new system. “DDN’s industry-leading scalability enables easy capacity and performance upgrades. We are also pleased with the high density and low energy consumption. Quite simply, the DDN proposal was the best fit for our requirements.

“The upgrade to our existing DDN system, together with the addition of an SFA10K system brings our total storage capacity to over 400 TB, and the performance and density of the appliance was very attractive to us. Further, DDN GridScaler provides excellent scalability for future upgrades in bandwidth and capacity, and is an ideal solution for sharing original data, on-line and off-line editing, and DMS data in a single volume and across many different work stations.”

“This order from our partner Imagica is of crucial significance to DDN,” said Robert Triendl, General Manager, DataDirect Networks Japan. “It demonstrates DDN’s understanding of the increasingly sophisticated requirements of the professional film and video production industry, an understanding that is reflected in the specialized products we build and deliver to our customers. DDN is highly committed to the continued development of best-of-breed storage solutions for the professional film and video production industry.”
About Imagica Corp.

Since its foundation in 1935, Imagica Corp. has been at the forefront of film, video, and image production. Today, Imagica Corp. is Japan’s largest post-production company, providing services in the following areas: editing, shooting, digital composite, and sound-related services for film, TV, and CM production, CGI and digital image production, film developing and printing, DCP production and digital cinema, DVD/BD authoring, file encoding, film and video archiving, motion capture, and AR/VR services.
About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world’s leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN’s solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world’s most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today’s information powered enterprise.

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