Turkey’s Erler Film Calls Upon Infortrend EonStor GSe 3000 for PB-Level Data Storage

Erler Film, an Istanbul-based movie production company, has chosen Infortrend’s EonStor GSe 3000 solution to build a PB-level NAS system to address the growing challenges of big data management driven by the proliferation of UHD (Ultra High Definition) video formats, such as 8k streams and beyond.

Erler Film is one of the biggest content owners in Turkey, and over the past 58 years, it has produced films, TV programs and series on 35 mm film and analog/digital tapes. Similar to many media companies, Erler Film’s existing IT infrastructure no longer fits today’s data volumes. Because of this hurdle, the company was looking for solutions to upgrade its storage performance and capacity with guaranteed data availability. In addition, system scalability is another consideration, which allows the company to easily expand and manage the storage system to meet their business demands.

In this project, Infortrend’s EonStor GSe 3000 series with 5 units of 4U/60bay expansion enclosures were installed to build a NAS system that facilitates the media workflow, including video ingestion, non-linear editing, and MAM (Media Asset Management). With 280 units of 3.5-inch SAS HDDs installed, the system can provide up to 2.8 PB raw capacities.

“The ever-growing data has become a challenge for today’s media industry. We wanted a supplier that we can depend on in terms of technical capability and quality. Therefore, we chose Infortrend,” said Suleyman Erdogan, Vice Technical President, Erler Film.

“EonStor GSe unified storage family is an excellent storage choice for Media & Entertainment applications, for it provides superior file-level performance for media workflow, modular design with great expandability, and high-port density expansion enclosure to help customers save the IT space. This success with Erler Film once proves Infortrend’s competitiveness in the dynamic media environments, and fulfilling customers’ requirements,” said Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product Planning, Infortrend.

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