Lexhag Visual Effects Case Study
Lexhag VFX is an award-winning independent visual effects studio bringing stories to life for the TV and film industry. Lexhag works for global film and TV organisations providing innovation and expertise in the field of special effects.
Lexhag required their data to be highly available and scalable globally due to the nature of the special effects business working with major streaming and broadcasting companies.
transACT Cloud Services Team utilised their partner Cloudberry, and implemented the Client to create a full back-up as an image-based back-up from a Windows Server. This was sent directly into Amazon S3 for majority of priority data which was escalated for an urgent requirement for one of their media customers. File Compression and encryption was activated to ensure all files were loaded to the target securely and quickly as possible. Utilising Cloudberry also had the benefit of cross-checking files that were successfully migrated on the priority data workloads.
For the bulk of the storage migration transACT used their internal streamline process which restored the data and migrated utilising AWS Snowball AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), then using Snowball devices. Data was loaded from the staging disks and transferred into the S3 environment with Lifecycle management automated to move data to cheaper storage tiers. The data was cross-referenced to ensure the correct data was moved as per the downloaded tape.
AWS S3 Glacier
AWS Deep Archive
Business processes were transformed with the recovery and migration of company data, and their time to market has increased dramatically to provide service globally to their media and entertainment customers. Becoming cloud-native for technological processes and long-term data strategy means data is accessible and has greater intrinsic value to the business. Therefore, Lexhag can benefit from scale utilising their cloud strategy.
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