Jellyfish Pictures meets A-List Security demands with PixStor

Jellyfish Pictures meets A-List Security demands with PixStor

We are delighted to announce that BAFTA and Emmy award-winning VFX and animation house Jellyfish Pictures is leveraging the power of PixStor’s new secure container services to meet the highest security accreditation standards, whilst supporting collaborative workflows across its multiple sites. 

Established in 2001, Jellyfish’s combination of creativity, technological prowess, and reputation for security has established it as a major player in the international VFX and animation industry. Attracting A List clients and with recent blockbuster titles across film and TV including Star Wars, The Innocents, Black Mirror and many more on its slate, it has already worked extensively with the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) to ensure that all its sites are security compliant and certified to protect its clients high-value assets.  

A long-term Pixit Media client, Jellyfish relies on PixStor software-defined scalable infrastructure as its central storage platform to unify users, applications and data into a single environment and enable collaboration with guaranteed sustained high-performance – on-premise, across multiple sites and into the Cloud.  With content security an increasingly pressing concern and non-negotiable requirement amongst clients such as Netflix and HBO, Jellyfish is now benefiting from PixStor’s new secure multi-tenancy capabilities to isolate client materials in a TPN-compliant manner within the PixStor environment.

Jellyfish Picture’s Art Director Ross Burt creating a character for Dennis and Gnasher

The latest version of PixStor, launched in April, unlocks true multi-tenancy within a single storage namespace. It enables creative studios to rapidly deploy logical TPN-accredited data separation and isolation, to scale services up or down as required – without the spiraling costs and productivity hits associated with operating separate dedicated infrastructure stacks for different clients.

“PixStor lets us containerize different projects, create secure virtual environments and set granular rules for each – with virtually no overhead  into the stack and no architectural bottlenecks,” comments Jeremy Smith, CTO Jellyfish Pictures. “The performance offered is identical to the native file system on the PixStor server, offering high-availability and the ability to fine-tune our performance and storage requirements. With PixStor, we can now avoid the high management and cost burden of running separate infrastructure stacks for each client.  It means that we can control our costs and be more flexible and responsive.”

“Meeting security audit requirements is an increasingly vital task for the production and broadcast communities at all levels,” comments Pixit Media co-founder and CEO, Ben Leaver. “We have worked closely with leading players in the market, such as Jellyfish and Red Bee Media, to develop a storage solution that is compliant with evolving industry standards. With PixStor, we have a single solution that lets our clients drive secure and collaborative workflows, to grow their business and take on increasingly ambitious creative projects with confidence.”

For more information & media enquiries, please contact:

Charlie Watson, Head of PR & Communications, Jellyfish Pictures
E: Charlie.Watson@jellyfishpictures.co.uk  M: +44 (0) 7568 707008

Melanie O’Brien, Director of Marketing, Pixit Media  
E: mobrien@pixitmedia.com   M: +44 (0) 7375 559 964

Main image credit: Solo – A Stars Story. Copyright Lucas Films.

About Jellyfish Pictures

Jellyfish Pictures creates award-winning visual effects and animation for the advertising, film and television industries. Founded in 2001, Jellyfish Pictures has grown from the original “two-man band” into an internationally recognised operation with over 200 employees working across three London studios.  VFX credits include blockbuster movies such as Lucas Films’ Star Wars series Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; TV Dramas including Netflix’s The Innocents and Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation; TV Documentaries such as Planet Dinosaur and Inside the Human Body. Since the launch of Jellyfish Animation in 2014, Jellyfish has produced high quality CG animation for top rated children’s shows, Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed (CBBC), Floogals (Universal Kids)and Bitz & Bob (Cbeebies) and most recently, has embarked on developing and producing its own original animated children’s content.Known for its strong art direction, world class animation and beautifully rendered imagery, Jellyfish has won an EMMY, a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects, two Royal Television Society Awards, two highly sought after Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, as well as many other accolades including two PRIMETIME EMMY nominations. Visit www.jellyfishpictures.co.uk for more information.

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