Productivity Benefits of Avere Enhances the VFX Specialist’s Greatest Performances
PITTSBURGH, PA – May 12, 2015 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that MPC (Moving Picture Company), a major visual special effects (VFX) film company, uses Avere FXT Edge filers to turn storyboard concepts into billion dollar box office smashes. The Avere solution has been deployed in MPC’s studios across the world – in London, Montreal, and Bangalore – to speed up motion picture production by balancing the demands of the storage-hungry rendering of film frames with the needs of other users.
Over the past year, Avere’s solutions have played a major role in MPC’s production of six of the past year’s top 12 global box-office hits. The most striking visuals include a 400-shot aerial battle in Guardians of the Galaxy, the magnificent cliffside castle in Maleficent and the mutant-slaying Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“Avere really gives us benefits in multiple directions,” said Martin Weaver, Head of Infrastructure Delivery at MPC. “From reducing infrastructure costs to extending the use of our core storage and conserving data center space as the business grows. We continue to find new ways to put these resource and budget savings to work delivering blockbuster results for our clients.”
Read the full case study here: http://www.averesystems.com/infrastructure-built-for-cutting-edge-vfx-workflows.
 Top 12 Box Office Results 2014 – Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2014
About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s hybrid cloud solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners Tenaya Capital and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.