The Challenge: support demanding workflows
Chesapeake’s clients require storage that can enable their demanding workflow requirements. Especially in the M&E industry, organizations are trying to keep up with an explosion in the amount of data they create; not only must they be able to work with the data efficiently in order to operate and be profitable, they must be able to store and protect that data over time.
Chesapeake’s clients generally need the following characteristics from their storage:
- Density. Many of Chesapeake’s clients do not have typical data center environments, so they must set aside existing office space for their IT solutions. As a result, density is a huge consideration, especially at sites in space-constrained and expensive real estate markets like New York City; organizations need to deploy data storage solutions that pack maximum value into a minimal footprint.
- Value. Clients are looking for the right balance of the most storage performance they can get for the best $/TB figure that they can find. •
- Reliability. Downtime directly equates to lost revenue for Chesapeake’s clients, so storage solutions must maximize uptime and minimize or eliminate threats.
- Scalability. Technological advances like Ultra HD and enhancements in camera acquisition have exponentially increased the amount of data that M&E organizations must store. Chesapeake’s clients require storage solutions that can not only handle current storage demands but also scale seamlessly to accommodate the requirements of the future.
To us, Imation’s Nexsan solutions mean predictability. They are ultra-reliable, they deliver tons of added value and you know exactly what you’re going to get when you buy them.
Nick Gold, Chief Revenue Officer of Chesapeake Systems
In the last couple of years Chesapeake has come to rely almost exclusively on Imation and its Nexsan solutions, using them as the data storage components of the comprehensive IT solutions it builds for its clients. In particular, Chesapeake mostly uses Nexsan E-Series RAID systems from Imation because of their superb ability to support M&E operational needs such as video production, editing, animation, graphics and more. In addition, E-Series solutions deliver tremendous density, performance, price per terabyte and backup and archive capabilities.