South Africa’s Jock Animation uses Sledgehammer NAS on feature film

The Maximum Throughput NAS system is eliminating rendering bottlenecks for increased productiving
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Jock Animation in Johannesburg, South Africa, is using Maximum Throughput’s Sledgehammer NAS (network attached storage) system to support its work on a full-length animated feature film currently in production.

To handle the animation’s production at the resolution and frame rate of 1080/50p, Jock’s facility currently relies on a 120-processor PC render farm, 15 Autodesk Maya seats and two visual effects compositing suites connected via GigE network. Jock anticipates expanding its facility to 25 Maya seats and a 280-processor render farm.

The Sledgehammer NAS intelligently manages the available bandwidth of Jock’s network. The NAS was specifically designed to support access to heavy data loads by multiple clients on a network and to handle network-heavy operations without performance degradation.

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