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Aardman invests in GB Labs’ storage

Purchase gives Aardman increased storage capacity from 150TB to 250TB

Aardman Animation has further invested in its storage capabilities, adding two SPACE EX solutions from GB Labs to their existing SPACE+ unit.

The studio has been working with GB Labs since their first purchase of a GB Labs’ storage solution in 2015; and chose to expand their existing solutions for a brand new, year-long project, due to involve a high level of data.

The purchase gives Aardman an increased storage capacity from 150TB to 250TB.

“Our storage system from GB Labs has been a high-performing and reliable part of our production pipeline, concurrently used between our Edit, CGI and Grade teams,” said Paul Reeves, production engineer, Aardman. “The network connectivity options and addition of the HyperSpace acceleration layer gives us an accurate playback performance, whilst enabling up to around 160 clients to be connected.”