"Synology has replaced the majority of our storage infrastructure and we rely upon it to keep our data safe and secure. These servers are fast, secure, reliable and efficient machines."Joshua Copeland, Director of IT, RUN Studios
RUN Studios began as a motion design studio in 2007, and has since expanded to become a full-service production studio. While they still have a strong foundation in design, the company now employs over 200 individuals, including film crew, editors, animators, and support staff.
Unified Storage and Backup Environments
For primary storage and backup of essential company data, RUN studios chose a high-performance all-flash Synology rackmount server. From there, data is sent to a set of redundant rackmount NAS servers in high availability to ensure that if one were to fail, operations would continue without issue. Next, data is copied to C2 Storage, Synology's cloud backup service for NAS, as well as LTO tape for long-term archiving
Support for demanding workflows with a 100G backbone
The new deployment needed to be both bulletproof and lightning fast. To that end, RUN installed custom employee workstations with 10GbE connections to a 100 GbE switch, which is in turn connected through an 80 GbE aggregate link to the primary server. This delivered download and upload speeds fast enough to keep up with RUN's hard-working designers and editors.
A flexible an adaptable surveillance solution
RUN replaced their existing surveillance system with Synology Surveillance Station running on an RS1619xs+ unit using 28 cameras on a segmented VLAN. This allowed RUN to scale up their surveillance system using whatever cameras best suited their needs, and provided them with complete control over their own security system. RUN also found that this system was more cost effective than other options available to them, delivering excellent value for their investment.
Rather than struggling with numerous backup environments, RUN now centrally manages everything through a single console. Thanks to resource monitoring software from Synology, the IT team is able to keep a birds-eye view of CPU, memory, disk, and network usage in real time. In the event that a drive unexpectedly fails, data recovery is now quick and painless, giving RUN Studios some peace of mind.
With their new complete Synology network built out on enterprise fiber, RUN Studios now has sufficient network speed to easily support 35-40 employees producing 13TB of data per week with minimal latency or downtime. As a result, employees can get more done in less time, allowing RUN to take on a heavier workload and sustain more growth than was previously possible.
Finally, the implementation of Synology Surveillance Station has given RUN Studios full control over their on-site surveillance deployment. They are now able to monitor and manage the system remotely, ensuring that their employees and studio assets are kept safe at all times.
- FS6400 × 2
- RS3617xs+ × 4
- Centralized management for over 100 employees
- 100GbE backbone to support busy creative team
- Surveillance Station to manage office security cameras