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Shared Storage Provider OpenDrives Launches Media Accelerator Integration for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

(April 03, 2018)

LOS ANGELES, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenDrives, a global provider of ultra-fast shared storage solutions for the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, announced today that its network-attached storage (NAS) solutions have launched with a proprietary media accelerator fully integrated with the Adobe Premiere® Pro CC video editing software, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. OpenDrives’ product range includes Summit, a hybrid product employing both a spinning drive for primary storage and a large flash-based cache layer media accelerator (OmniDrive), available in both 1.6TB and 3.2TB configurations.

The upgraded release of OpenDrives solutions’ media accelerator employs NVMe (Non Volatile Memory Express) technology, the fastest form of flash storage currently available and twice as fast as the SSD technology previously used. Working with OpenDrives, entire teams of Adobe Premiere users can point their project files, database peek-in cache and media cache to OpenDrives’ Media Accelerator, allowing them to collaborate in real-time with dramatically improved loading, scrubbing and other operational performance. Early test results are striking: in comparing project load times employing competitive offerings versus OpenDrives products with the media accelerator show, load times were reduced from an average of 7.5 minutes to about 10 seconds.

OpenDrives’ extreme low latency is due to its loading all waveforms and peek-in cache files from their Media Accelerator, resulting in greatly improved performance across the board. In typical post-production environments, separate users are required to build their own local copy of a project that a primary high-end workstation has on its local storage. With OpenDrives, all users point their respective working directory, temporary folders and peek-in cache to the OmniDrive media accelerator, resulting in significantly faster access times both in terms of latency and throughput.

“As post-production workflows continue to evolve, increased speed and performance are often required by customers in the media and entertainment industry,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe. “We are delighted to see the performance boost that the OpenDrives OmniDrive media accelerator gives to even the most demanding Adobe Premiere Pro customers around the world.”



“We are excited to see customers use OpenDrives’ OmniDrive and realize the speed increases in their workflows,” said Scot Gray, principal product manager for OpenDrives. “Adobe Premiere is a gold-standard creative solution and we’re proud to enhance its benefits by boosting operational speeds over 10X versus alternative storage solutions. The collaboration with Adobe demonstrates OpenDrives’ immense value to both companies’ customers, offering an alternative to expensive SANs and dedicated RAIDs. We look forward to supporting Adobe Premiere workflows for years to come.”

Attendees and are invited to stop by the OpenDrives Booth (SL2424, Lower South Hall, Studio Xperience) during the show for product demonstrations showcasing OpenDrives solutions that currently power the creative workflows of some of the largest media companies in the world. Interested parties may schedule a demo at https://opendrives.com/event/nab-2018/.

About OpenDrives
OpenDrives develops network attached storage and workflow solutions that empowers the world’s leading media & entertainment companies to push the limits of technology and discover new efficiencies in their workflows by up to 10 times faster than other NAS solutions. With the industry’s best balance of Cost-per-Terabyte vs. Performance, OpenDrives’ customers realize meaningful competitive advantages by creating, delivering and monetizing digital content faster and more efficiently.

Media Contact:
Lea Kozin
l.kozin@opendrives.com
805 794 7954


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