Lenovo and pixitmedia launch powerful hyper-converged solution for the media and entertainment industry

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading provider of software-defined storage and data management solutions, pixitmediaa Kalray companies and Lenovo, the Fortune Global 500 technology company, now offers the media and entertainment industry a cost-effective and ultra-scalable cloud-enabled hyper-converged solution. Hyper-converged or HCI combines pixitmedia’s award-winning software pixstor™ with ngenea®with Lenovo’s intelligent solutions in a single appliance, with guaranteed performance suitable for a variety of media and entertainment workflows.

Historically, studios have relied on storage products provided by major data appliance vendors. Most vendors either have yet to develop cloud-based solutions or offer very limited cloud capabilities. This is restrictive and limits the flexibility of media creation companies as their business grows and content delivery models change. Hyper-converged infrastructure gives studios the freedom to choose where to expand their capabilities, be it on-premises or in the cloud. Those who work remotely should have the same experience as those who choose to work onsite and vice versa. For companies running virtual workstations, this is an essential part of the workflow and this is where dynamic data management can bring tremendous benefits. A hyper-converged approach enables creative media companies to stay agile and keep infrastructure costs down by virtualizing key elements of traditional “hardware-defined” systems.

“pixitmedia and Lenovo free media and entertainment companies from restrictive data environments. Studios that are able to quickly adapt infrastructure, keep up with productivity, and meet content demands can remain competitive. A hyper-converged approach enables creative media companies of all sizes to remain agile and keep infrastructure costs low.” explained Ben Leaver, EVP of Business Development, pixitmedia.

“The media and entertainment sector is a complex and exciting industry, and Lenovo is committed to working with partners to create solutions that deliver value to customers. In cooperation with pixitmedia, we have developed a solution that makes it easy for companies in this industry to provide a hyper-converged environment.” says Ian Jeffs, General Manager for UK & Ireland, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group.

The collaboration between pixitmedia and Lenovo has resulted in a hyper-converged solution that guarantees customers complete control over their data. All users can securely see and access the same data, enabling rock-solid collaboration between multiple creative websites. The solution enables organizations to easily transition to cloud and hybrid ways of working without disrupting existing workflows and without compromising security, while providing guaranteed ultra-fast performance. For ultimate flexibility, pixitmedia’s HCI solution works with any cloud provider across a variety of production workflows, giving the customer the flexibility to scale up or down depending on the project. pixitmedia, a global leader in media and entertainment cloud workflow solutions, has deployed multiple hybrid solutions to over 20 global media production and distribution companies.

The solution works seamlessly across multiple operating systems and leverages cloud provider networks for ultra-fast data transfers. Businesses can easily extend on-premises pipelines to the cloud with a software-defined solution like pixstor™, while still enjoying the guarantees of sustained collaboration, performance, scalability, and intelligent management tools of an on-premises deployment. Powered by ngeea®an intelligent data transport mechanism, on-premises business experiences can be tightly integrated and cloud infrastructure can be integrated under a single namespace.

By using integrated cloud solutions such as ngenea® and pixstor™ media creation companies have everything they need, from on-premises to remote working and everything in between. pixitmedia also offers an upgrade path for the HCI solution to scale NAS as your business grows, giving customers that extra flexibility going forward.

Working with Lenovo is about driving business forward and strengthening customer workflows. Hyperconverged infrastructure offers scalability and agility, optimized performance and collaboration, and the opportunity to reduce costs. Put simply, media companies have more choices, more efficient collaboration, and more freedom than ever before.

For more information on pixitmedia and Lenovo HCI solutions, visit: pixitmedia.com/lenovo/

ABOUT LENOVO

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $70 billion global technology company, ranked #171 on the Fortune Global 500, employs 75,000 people around the world and serves millions of customers every day in 180 markets served. With a bold vision to bring smarter technology to everyone, Lenovo has built on its success as the global PC leader by expanding into new growth areas such as infrastructure, mobile, solutions and services. This transformation, along with Lenovo’s world-changing innovations, is building a more inclusive, trusted, and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

ABOUT PIXITMEDIA

pixitmedia is a Kalray company (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL), a leading provider of hardware and software technologies and solutions for high-performance, data-centric computing markets, from the cloud to the edge. pixitmedia and Kalray share a common vision and complementary value proposition in software and hardware to address the data-intensive world of today and tomorrow with solutions for a smarter, more effective, more energy-efficient and more user-friendly data-driven world.

pixitmedia’s award-winning, purpose-built, software-defined storage and data solutions simplify the flow of data to connect an increasingly complex world. We develop optimized solutions that offer customers both choice and freedom, our relentless innovation constantly pushes boundaries and the unmatched care and knowledge of our team ensures optimal performance and value. Customer success is at the heart of our business. We have technical specialists and a unique, dedicated laboratory facility to ensure the effectiveness of our solutions. For more information, please visit https://pixitmedia.com or contact us: [email protected]

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