Synology provides us not only with peace of mind, but also impressive performance. There haven't been any problems since the deployment. Therefore, stability and performance wise, we are confident in our decision to choose Synology. Wiwatpong Phromyotha, Head of IT Department, Workpoint Entertainment
Established in 1989, Workpoint Entertainment produces several TV-series, variety shows, films and animations which are aired on Work Point Channel 23 in Thailand. With 700 staffs, the publicly held company is one of the major content creators in Thai media industry.
In order to broadcast high-definition digital content to the audience, Workpoint adopted full HD cameras in filming, producing 4TB of data per week. Therefore, the demand for storage space was increased. In the past, Workpoint used to rely on external hard drives for data storage. However, as it was foreseeable that more data would be produced in a much faster pace in the future, Workpoint was tired of the hassle moving the files from one hard disk to another, just to squeeze some space for new data.
It was why centralized storage was also required. There were 20 to 30 staffs who needed frequent access to the working files. However, since all the files were scattered in different places, the difficulty of file indexing and management had dragged down work efficiency. After suffering data loss resulted from crashed hard drives, the company decided to search for a reliable storage solution with a mechanism to prevent hardware failure.
Workpoint chose Synology RS10613xs+ with its expansion unit, RX1213sas. Wiwatpong Phromyotha, Head of IT Department at Workpoint, described his experience: "Synology NAS highlights ease of management and high performance. The operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM), also offers handy tools for system monitoring and troubleshooting".
Centralized storage with stellar performance enhances productivity
RS10613xs+ is a 10-bay NAS server with Link Aggregation support and dual PCIe slots for installing two 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NIC), resulting in a big leap in data transmission speed. Furthermore, with up to 636TB of storage capacity when connected to the expansion unit, RS10613xs+ ensures that the future demand for storage can be fulfilled. Since all sorts of files – recordings, audio tracks and documents are stored in one single platform, Workpoint staffs can find the materials they need effortlessly. The problems of file duplication and version conflict are also mitigated.
Synology High Availability (SHA) & hardware redundancy mechanism ensures system uptime
RS10613xs+ comes with redundant power supplies and 4 LAN ports with failover support to ensure reliable operation during temporary network interruption or power failure. By adopting Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Workpoint can even use hard drives with different capacities while still retaining maximum usable space and avoiding catastrophic data loss.
Workpoint also utilizes Synology High Availability to optimize business continuity. Two sets of RS10613xs+ and RX1213sas are deployed and connected by the Heartbeat mechanism. When the main server encounters downtime unexpectedly, the passive server will detect and take over the system service immediately. The greatest benefit for Workpoint is that they can focus on creative works without worrying about system malfunctions. "Synology not only provides us with peace of mind, but also superior performance. There haven't been any problems since the deployment. Therefore, stability and performance wise, we are confident in our decision to choose Synology." Phromyotha concluded.
- High performance via 10GbE network interface
- Centralized storage & scalability
- Synology High Availability (SHA)