St. Louis, Missouri, September 8, 2008 – Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post production storage systems for audio and video applications, today announced that Ubisoft Montreal has deployed SNS’s Enterprise A/V SAN PRO shared storage solution and SANmp software for the production of game trailers, marketing clips and interviews, as well as audio editing for sound FX, foley and in-game music.
Ubisoft® is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, with teams in 27 countries, game distribution in more than 55 countries around the globe, and annual revenue of 928 million Euros for its 2007-08 fiscal year. Ubisoft Montreal is one of the largest game developer studios in the world with over 1,800 employees, and the largest studio in the Ubisoft group.
After carefully evaluating and testing systems from several competing vendors, Ubisoft Montreal awarded SNS with the job of designing an Enterprise-class shared storage solution for its unique requirements in cutting-edge game development. Performance/reliability requirements, large customer base, and ease-of-use were among the important reasons Ubisoft Montreal chose to invest in an SNS-powered solution.
SNS’ SANmp volume sharing software for Mac/PC enables all computers to concurrently share massive amounts of data over high-speed Fibre and iSCSI Storage Networks, resulting in a dramatically faster workflow since all users can capture, record, edit and share directly onto the storage system in real-time, eliminating the need to copy files locally. SANmp requires no servers or metadata controllers, which makes it a perfect choice for companies that need a shared SAN for applications like Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro and Avid, and want a sharing solution that offers high performance and uptime with minimal administrative overhead.
Jean-Francois Patenaude, Storage and Special Projects Architect, Ubisoft Montreal, states, “Games will be of even better quality, more games will be produced, and also we are engaging in CGI (computer-generated imagery) creation. The SNS products will definitely be part of our toolsets and they will be used to accompany us in our growth.”
“We are thrilled that Ubisoft Montreal has chosen A/V SAN PRO and SANmp for its storage requirements in game development. Their system’s outstanding performance and usability will significantly increase their efficiency and productivity as they grow and expand,” comments Jeremy Strootman, Director of Worldwide Sales, Studio Network Solutions.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 27 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million Euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.
Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.
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