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Panasas Scale-out Storage Modernizes Broadcast Media Production Workflow

Bill Ribera

VP of WW Sales & Field Operations

Calvary Chapel chose Panasas® ActiveStor® 14 to streamline its tapeless digital workflow and accelerate content distribution in order to distribute its teachings to a nationwide congregation.

Previously, with out-of-date infrastructure, Calvary’s video production team suffered performance delays, capacity limitations and file sharing inefficiencies that impacted the organization’s ability to keep up with modern media workloads. Panasas, with reseller partner ReelData, designed a tapeless, digital workflow using Panasas ActiveStor and the integrated PanFS® parallel file system. Panasas also provided data distribution technology that allowed Calvary Chapel to dramatically speed delivery of its high definition (HD) content to its more than 40,000 users.

Jack Chew, Calvary Chapel’s video operations manager, said, “ActiveStor 14 gave us the bandwidth, scalability and reliability to process and protect our mission-critical video content and modernize our workflow. Delivering analogue tape to remote locations used to take five people in their cars almost an hour each. Now our congregation watches video streaming from our central production facility in just ten minutes.”

Learn more about how Panasas ActiveStor perfectly suits the broadcast video market in our Calvary Chapel press release, customer success story and our media solutions brief.