Qumulo Inks Deal with Industrial Brothers

Storage firm Qumulo has inked a deal with Toronto-based Industrial Brothers, with the digital studio using Qumulo’s hybrid cloud file storage solution to handle its growing business.

The scalability and continuous software development of Qumulo’s solution were key factors in its selection, the companies said, with the studio tripling in size over the past 24 months, and its previous storage system unable to scale in order to meet growing data volumes.

Industrial Brothers has helped create shows such as Nickelodeon’s “Top Wing,” “Dot!”(CBC/Universal Kids/Hulu), the Disney Jr. show “Yup Yups” and the YouTube-exclusive action series “Gummandos.”

“Too often we found ourselves managing the storage system, rather than our valuable data residing within it. That was a big red flag, and it’s ultimately what led us to Qumulo,” said Jean-Paul Godmaire, head of IT for Industrial Brothers. “We selected Qumulo because its file system gave us both the scalability and high-performance that our studio requires. I also appreciate Qumulo’s frequent software updates, which ensure that we have the most up to date features and functionality.

“Qumulo’s customer success team is remarkable. Even with simple requests, they go above-and-beyond what is required, helping us to address not just our storage-related questions, but ways that we can improve our workflows and continue growing our business efficiently,” Godmaire said, also pointing out the fact that Qumulo releases its enterprise-grade software every two weeks.

“For studios like Industrial Brothers that develop their content ideas from initial concept to final delivery, storage is a critical investment, because it houses the company’s entire intellectual property libraries,” said Molly Presley, director of product marketing for Qumulo. “There’s a real need in the media and entertainment industry for immensely scalable file storage that can easily store tens of billions of files, while delivering maximum performance with real-time visibility and control, which is where Qumulo sets itself apart from the competition.”