DreamWorks using HP cloud to build global collaboration infrastructure

Summary:DreamWorks Animation is deploying a joint solution from HP Cloud Services and Panzura’s Global Cloud Storage System to develop its own global collaboration infrastructure.

DreamWorks Animation is tapping into the cloud to develop a robust collaboration infrastructure to encourage and faciliate innovation throughout all of its offices worldwide.

Thus, the Hollywood studio is working out a hybrid cloud platform of its own with help from Hewlett-Packard and Panzura.

Panzura’s Global Cloud Storage System is intended to bring local, network-attached storage features to a globally distributed network of sites within an enterprise. The system is also boasted to deliver the full features, performance and security of local NAS with complete cloud integration.

The addition of HP Cloud Services will also draw in public cloud infrastructure services. HP will also have to figure in DreamWorks' existing on-premise HP IBRIX Storage systems.

Being that HP Cloud Services is a component of the company's Converged Cloud, which was introduced this past spring for enterprise customers with hybrid cloud environments, HP boasts that it is already capable of handling interoperability and portability across public, private and managed clouds.

Thus, according to HP, the goal is to produce "a combined enterprise-class storage system allows low-cost, distributed NAS, active archiving, and robust, tapeless data protection plus disaster recovery."

But for DreamWorks, the ultimate objective is to enable production teams across studios worldwide with an efficient cloud-based data storage platform that enables them to collaborate and produce content faster.

Topics: Cloud, Hewlett-Packard


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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