Shared Storage Provider OpenDrives Completes Product Certification with Autodesk Flame Visual Effects Software Suite

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 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) systems are now officially qualified for the Autodesk Flame® software platform for visual effects, interactive 3D visual effects, finishing, compositing, color grading, conform, editorial and look development.

  OpenDrives is fully qualified for Autodesk Flame

“The OpenDrives Avalanche™ NAS system passed all performance benchmarks in our rigorous test suite with ease,” said Will Harris, Flame family product manager for Autodesk.

As post-production workflows continue to evolve, seamless product interoperability that binds technologies together is increasingly in demand by the M&E market. OpenDrives provides Flame users with reliable, ultra-high-performance shared network storage. This enables Flame workflows to operate significantly faster than real-time and store assets with 100% data integrity, enhancing productivity while mitigating risk of downtime and data loss.

Because OpenDrives NAS systems align to industry-standard protocols, multiple platforms and workflows can make use of the same project files without having to duplicate or migrate data. This flexibility empowers creative professionals to work in the software of their choice with all assets shared and available.

“We are very proud to be qualified with Autodesk,” said Scot Gray, principal product manager for OpenDrives. “Flame is an industry-leading product deployed alongside our own systems at many of the most prestigious media companies in the world. This qualification validates OpenDrives as delivering immense value to both companies’ customers, offering an alternative to expensive SANs and dedicated RAIDs. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Autodesk.”

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 and business models. 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.

About Autodesk
Autodesk is an Emmy® award-winning, multinational producer of software for 3D design, engineering and entertainment software headquartered in San Rafael, California.

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