EndemolShine Australia creates some of Australia’s largest television programs. From The Biggest Loser to Gogglebox to Australian Ninja Warrior, we have lots of editors and lots of media, and always pressure to get programs to network quickly.
Back in 2013, EndemolShine Australia (ESA) started looking at DDP as a solution to augment our existing Avid ISIS storage investment. Not a decision to be taken lightly, in 2015 we took delivery of our 2-chassis system and had production work rolling off it less than 2 weeks later. 30+ editing, audio and graphics stations all connect to the DDP across our existing infrastructure.
The primary factors in our decision were: bulk shared storage at a competitive price, seamless use from our Avid Media Composer platform (including the ability to use along side ISIS), simple bolt-on JBOD expansion, simple infrastructure requirements and compatibility with any/all other applications we might throw at it.ESA use our DDP for high-res media storage and playback, mastering directly from the shared volumes.
It is a real-workhorse with minimal management – we can run multiple productions with appropriate security, all workspaces across a production can share capacity without having to constantly re-allocate (or can be set on a fixed quota), and Archiware P5 integrates directly to ensure volumes are always backed up externally for security.
We’ve had the DDP in use 24x7 since the day it went in, never had a hardware failure and it has gone 12 months+ without even a reboot. Client software “just works” – appears as native Avid storage simultaneous with ISIS workspaces, performs well with Resolve and Adobe CC and doesn’t need complex driver or networking setups.
With 120TB of DDP capacity that constantly gets filled and flushed, it is a robust system that meets our ever-changing requirements. ESA are looking to move up to the DDP v4/5 software release to add more functionality/performance to our existing investment.
Elvin Jasarevic - DDP Asia & Middle East said:
We are incredibly happy that EndemolShine is using DDP shared storage to produce some of the most popular content for television in Australia. Success like this makes us more committed than ever to developing our software even further.
With DDP V4 and the upcoming V5 software, which allows SSD caching, Load Balancing, Instant Replication and other “DDP only” features like Folder Volumes with Quota and Workflow Manager, our aim is to give clients like EndemolShine the edge, while making their jobs easier.
Thank you EndemolShine!