How EMC assisted Toonz Animation to increase production speed

Toonz Animation has deployed EMC Isilon storage solution and increased the speed of production.

The global animation company has also reduced its energy requirements by 25 percent, decreasing its spending on power and cooling.

Training and guidance from EMC Global Services has resulted in the need for a lean IT team of two-persons to manage the environment independently.

KR Asokan, IT head of Toonz Animation, said: “The throughput performance of Isilon S200 has a direct impact on the business. We can engage with multiple studios and work on simultaneous projects because we know we can achieve fast turnaround times.”

Toonz Animation has clients such as Walt Disney, Turner and BBC.

EMC Isilon has enabled Toonz to achieve fast turnaround times and enabled them to engage with multiple studios and work on simultaneous projects. They have experienced vast improvement over the previous storage environment when their team spent hours connecting various SANs. Toonz’s IT workload has decreased due to the reduction in hours spent dealing with network issues caused by rendering and compositing bottlenecks.

Instead of housing multiple disk arrays, the Isilon S200 architecture provides the required capacity within a single file system on a few nodes.

With the Isilon S200, compositors are able to work on multiple 2K or HD timelines simultaneously, benefiting from more than 1.4 million network file system ops and over 85 gigabytes per second aggregate throughput from a single file system cluster.

Amit Mehta, country manager, Isilon Storage Division at EMC India & SAARC, said: “We are delighted to support Toonz Animation in its journey of transformation to cater to the increasing and new demands of its IT environment.”