Metro Digital Group, an MSP technology company supporting rich media production pipelines for entertainment and broadcast including some of Hollywood’s leading creative companies and agencies, has selected Pluribus Networks’ software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver high-performance connectivity and deep visibility, as well as “iron-clad” security and privacy to protect the content upon which they work.
As a Managed Service Provider, Metro Digital Group provides its services to customers including some of Hollywood’s leading creative companies and agencies that generate visual effects, movies, commercials, and content production for the world’s largest brands.
“Metro Digital Group customers require very high-performance networking at scale. In many cases, we’re talking petabytes of data,” said John Pankratz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Digital Group. “What the IT teams at our customers want, in addition to high capacity and performance, is a window of visibility into the network, and to control it from a security standpoint, and they get that with this solution.”
Open Networking Switches
Because of its critical requirements, the public cloud is not an option for Metro Digital Group. Therefore, the company has chosen a private, secured solution to service its demanding customers by deploying Edgecore open networking switches featuring Pluribus Networks’ SDN-software – to securely connect rendering servers with workstations, while ensuring the performance needed to securely move massive quantities of media, graphics, and images at high speeds.
“Metro Digital Group has a fascinating customer base whose creative genius and work touches our lives every day,” said Kumar Srikantan, Chief Executive Officer of Pluribus Networks. “From a networking standpoint, they’re as demanding as their Hollywood clients. High capacity at high speed is an absolute requirement. They’re moving petabytes of data between workstations and rendering servers daily. Pluribus and Edgecore not only deliver the speed and capacity they require, we’re able to provide an additional layer of value through the visibility and control we deliver through SDN automation.”