Shared Area Editing Enviroment

Bethesda Softworks - Rockville, Maryland
Shared Area Editing Enviroment

Bethesda Softworks LLC is an American video game publisher based in Rockville, Maryland. In 2011 Bethesda’s burgeoning project load and video department expansion brought about the need for a more efficient method of sharing assets and collaborating on large projects. “The storage I’d inherited was end of life and no longer supported by the manufacturer. With 9TB of existing, irreplaceable data on that aging storage, I knew we needed a fast solution that could be easily shared and had room to grow with us.” said Matt Killmon Video Producer.

New to shared storage, Killmon enlisted guidance from Digital Video Group, Inc.  and ultimately purchased the Facilis TerraBlock 24 EX SAN. He shared, “After comparing four different solutions, TerraBlock best suited our needs for speed, expandability, and flexible access for both Mac OS X and Windows. Now that we have a SAN like TerraBlock, the thought of going back terrifies me!”

“TerraBlock has made our lives as editors much simpler. We spend less time worrying about capture sessions or where to find an asset and more time producing quality content,” Killmon continued. “Plus, the expandability of the TerraBlock means growing the department further is no sweat. Knowing I have an infrastructure in place that is built for expansion is a huge weight off my shoulders.”

A full Case Study on this project can be found here!