The storage system comprises a high-performance unit with a reportedly unique hybrid disk technology, powered by GB Labs’ proprietary CORE.3 OS.
Media storage solutions provider GB Labs has confirmed that UK-based specialist video production company, Kingdom Creative Studios, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-16 Nitro storage system.
Prior to this, Kingdom Creative relied on storing video content on individual drives, backing them up and enabling a physical transfer.
Kingdom Creative founder and Managing Director, Simon Harrison, said: “Our in-house team works closely with major brands to deliver powerful video content tailored to engage audiences on every platform, from television to social media. However, our expansion, coupled with the advent of 4K, multi-cam shoots and the increasing demand for rapid turnaround, meant that we reached the practical limits of what our existing storage system could do. We had to find a better way to manage and operate storage.”
The company’s Head of Creative Technology Ben Treston added: “As we began taking on larger and more complicated projects, especially when collaboration between editors became important, it turned out that the old methods were no longer viable. Today, we have multiple editors working on many pieces of content from the same project. You can’t share individual hard drives and meet today’s expectations for speed and reliability in those types of scenarios.”
The FastNAS F-16 Nitro system meets those objectives for speed, reliability and value in shared storage. Unlike other NAS products on the market, FastNAS is reportedly built to sustain heavy workloads and provide stable and reliable performance, based on best of breed technology exclusively developed in-house.
GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland remarked: “Kingdom Creative emerged from a motorsport world built for speed, and that’s what modern shared storage has been engineered to deal with. FastNAS F-16 Nitro easily accommodates the need for speed – and safety – when dealing with fast turnarounds and sharp bends.”