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Azimuth Installs PixStor Storage System

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Azimuth Post has installed Pixit Media's PixStor storage system.

After esearch into nearline solutions, Azimuth Post chose to work with Pixit Media. "There are many companies offering a lot of different options when it comes to storage solutions. Pixit Media stood out by being a challenger in the market," said Chris Churcher, Head of Operations at Azimuth Post. "Pixit Media offered both functionality for nearline as well as performance and storage that can power the online suites. PixStor gives us the efficiency and performance that we require and it is based on commodity/non proprietary hardware, which makes it competitively priced.”"

Pixit Media installed a single storage node PixStor with 144TB Net useable capacity and 1GB of available storage IO throughput. The system was supplied by Pixit Media's channel partner root6, whose expertise proved invaluable in integrating the workflow with Avid applications.

PixStor provides a central asset repository for all file-based media and also functions as the workflow hub for the offline to online process. The workflow provides multiple pools of storage for different user groups as part of a single system. The nearline storage used for parking file-based media (PixStor) is also, in essence, the primary storage for the grade/online suite (Smoke). This provides Azimuth Post with an efficient route from offline to online. Unique to Azimuth Post, the PixStor system squeezes all this into a 6U footprint, which was a crucial requirement.
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