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InMedia

Weber Shandwick Chooses
Facilis TerraBlock
W

eber Shandwick's Boston office
is using Facilis TerraBlock
storage for cutting edge 4K and
VR/360 workflows.
One of the primary focuses for the
Boston office has been growing their
video practice and capabilities over the
last five years.
CMGGRP, also owned by Interpublic
Group, provides IT resources for Weber
Shandwick. Victor Oates, Technical Site
Lead, CMG Information Technology,
Boston, said: "After a thorough vetting
of competing systems, we found Facilis
to be the most cost-efficient system
that could deliver the performance we
wanted. We also found Facilis' support
team to be incredibly solid."
Using the Facilis TerraBlock shared
storage network, all editors can access
the same footage simultaneously and
it provides a central repository of the
latest versions to everyone, so there
is less versioning and copies of media
being stored. "We started with a 12TB

24EX
system,
and
then in the last year
we upgraded to a new
Hybrid24 System with
136TB of total space,"
said Oates.
"The
server
has
128TB of traditional
spinning disks giving
us an approximately
11-fold increase in
data storage. With
the Hybrid24 system,
we also have an
additional 8TB of fast SSD storage
dedicated purely to our 4K/VR/360
jobs. The SSDs lets us edit 4K footage
in real-time, which is a great feature
and saves us hours. The Hybrid24
system was the same price as what
competitors were asking for nonhybrid smaller units. The ability to edit
4K footage more efficiently made this
an easy sell to the organisation."
The Weber Shandwick team is

continually on the cutting edge
and pushing the boundaries of
their creative work, which places
high demands on their tools and
infrastructure.
They've been working on highbandwidth 4K projects for the last
couple of years, exploring VR with
360-degree video, and utilising onsite, same-day video edits that help
brands take advantage of short news

cycles in a timely manner. The team
moves very fast, and they expect their
editing systems to keep up.
"Since we brought a
Facilis system on board,
we have increased our
speed and quality of our
work
immeasurably.
A project that in 20112013 was taking us 15
days or so to take from
start to final export, is
now being completed
in approximately seven
to ten days," said
Oates. "Our speed has
increased, we are more
flexible in workflows, and able to take
on more projects than ever before.
Additionally, we are able to take our
projects to a higher quality than ever
before, as the right people can now
collaborate together on projects."
Part of the Interpublic Group, Weber
Shandwick is a leading global communications agency in 79 cities across 34
countries, with a network extending to
127 cities in 81 countries.


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