The annual Le Mans 24-hour motor race is synonymous with testing the limits of endurance. So, it's a feather in the cap of the PROMISE Pegasus storage line that it can literally stand up to the demands of Le Mans in the expert hands of the Xtrem Productions crew.
If you are a motor sports fan, there’s a good chance that you will have already seen the work of Xtrem Productions. Based in Southern France, the French media production company specializes in creating exciting motor sports video content for television and online/social media audiences.
Xtrem Productions has been a PROMISE customer since 2014, using Pegasus3 and Pegasus2 on location at motor sports events like the FIA World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series, which includes Le Mans. Pegasus was usually paired with a Mac Mini server as part of the on-site post-production storage setup.
For the demands of Le Mans, Xtrem opted to use a PegasusPro R16 RAID system, which enables four MacBook Pro editing stations, connected via SANLink 10GB adapters, to work as fast as if the data were stored locally. Crucially, all the data is protected by PROMISE RAID redundancy. The solution has the convenience of a 10G RAID NAS with a Thunderbolt 3 connection to the administrator that creates a workflow efficiency that could not be realized prior to this game-changing system.
Installation and setup is a simple procedure. The administrator can configure the R16 using either the Thunderbolt 3 or Ethernet connections, with the PROMISE application provided. The administrator can then use the default settings or customize users and folders as desired. A user application is installed on the client systems which will then ask for access from the administrator. Once this is done, no further configuration is required - it’s ready to go!
Sacha Le Coroller, CEO at Xtrem Productions, chose to implement PegasusPro because they had previously had a very good experience with PROMISE. Ultimately, performance and reliability proved to be the major selling point in the decision to move to the PegasusPro R16 RAID system.
We have worked with PROMISE for many years. We have tried other solutions, but PROMISE products give us the performance, reliability, speed and easy setup that we need. Pegasus products store and manage all our media, from ingest to editing. We have many PROMISE devices - Pegasus3 R8, SANLink2, SANLink3 and now we have tested and installed the amazing PegasusPro Rack!
Reasonable costs, reliability and performance make PROMISE an essential storage choice for professionals.