Pixit Media’s product, PixStor, harnesses the power of a parallel file system, providing high performance and limitless scale to deliver the quality of service and capacity needed for ultra-high-resolution film and video production. PixStor features an easy to use Application Programming Interface, (API), which can be used to build tools that integrate with both the workflow and the application of the customer’s environment. Post production and VFX organizations don’t need to understand the language of the file system to be able to integrate their tools and workflow directly into the file system. PixStor’s PixCache capability can intelligently move data, both within and between facilities, allowing users to collaborate with other divisions in dispersed locations. PixCache also enables customers to burst into the cloud seamlessly, wherein the data is automatically moved and retrieved, without the users even feeling that they are bursting into the cloud for compute. There is also an extremely powerful policy engine which enables artists and engineers to seamlessly move data based on policy within that workflow.
With intense focus on the successful implementation of their solutions, there is a strong philosophy of offering a unique and comprehensive approach to service and support “disk to desktop” for Pixit. For most storage and network vendors, involvement stops at the point of implementation—Pixit supports the whole environment and gets involved with them, all the way down to the application, the OS and the network, which is what translates to that “disk to desktop” concept. “It’s so unique, it initially confuses many of our prospects and reseller partners, as they have never seen anything like it” says Ben. “But it is critical for our customers’ long-term success”.
Putting customer requirements, environment and workflow functionalities within business requirements is at the heart of what we do
In the last six months, Pixit has embarked on an expansion into the US and Canada markets. Coming out from an R&D phase, Pixit Media has the core of their software components, and their focus now is on working with customers to help them attain what they’d need.