Burrows CGI and Aspera link up for real-time data synchronization

  Burrows CGI and Aspera link up for real-time data synchronization

Leading automotive visualization studio, Burrows CGI, adopts Aspera Sync to
deliver its infrastructure globalization strategy

Business Wire

LONDON -- September 3, 2013

Aspera, Inc.(http://www.asperasoft.com/), creators of next-generation
software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today
announced that Burrows CGI(http://www.burrowscgistudio.com/), the leading
automotive visualization studio, has deployed Aspera’s high-speed
synchronization software(http://asperasoft.com/software/) to effectively
collaborate on projects between London and the US 100 times faster than by
using traditional sync and replication technologies. Aspera
Sync(http://asperasoft.com/software/synchronization/) offers Burrows a
scalable data synchronization solution connecting numerous disparate systems
and streamlining operations in support of their global workflows.

In recent years, Burrows CGI made strategic improvements to globalize its
infrastructure. The company provided shared resources between its offices with
the aim of creating a global 24/7 CG pipeline for the streamlined completion
of up to 40 projects at any one time. However, with large datasets to move
between 180 staff, limited bandwidth, and high latency, this proved a
difficult task to fully implement.

Burrows recognized the need for a high-performance, scalable and
cost-effective file-synchronization and replication solution that supported
different backend file systems, differing network topologies and security
protocols, and selected Aspera Sync after evaluating alternative technologies.

Burrows also chose Aspera
Console(http://asperasoft.com/software/automation-management/aspera-console/)
to provide a visual insight into the data transfers. It provides a centralized
view of all Aspera Sync transfers whether they were automated or manually
executed by users, and a mechanism to generate reports to be analyzed at a
later date.

Mike Owen, head of systems, Burrows CGI, said: ‘Aspera has been critical in
allowing us to utilize our studios and workflow. It allows us to choose where
best to place incoming work, eliminate potential workflow bottlenecks and to
shift time-consuming render farm processing around our offices while
maintaining data integrity. This has proved a very reliable and cost-effective
way of providing pop-up satellite offices without decreasing the functionality
users would expect from our infrastructure at headquarters.’

He continued: ‘The end-user ease of use is unbeatable and we’ve been able to
free up staff time for less admin-heavy projects resulting in greatly
increased efficiency. Aspera Sync allows us to drive Burrows CGI forward as a
truly global business. Aspera’s European-based support team has also provided
us with outstanding on-going support.’

‘We are delighted we can support Burrows CGI with implementing a global
workflow,’ commented Bruce Brewer, European sales director, Aspera. ‘Aspera is
committed to on-going product development and innovation to ensure we fully
meet the changing needs of our global customers – Aspera Sync and its
deployment at Burrows is a key example of this.’

Demonstrations of Aspera Sync and Console, along with the entire suite of
Aspera high-speed transfer software will be available at IBC2013 stand 7.K30.

About Burrows

Burrows, part of Y&R, owned by WPP group

Burrows headquarters are based in Essex and the company has an additional four
offices around the world. Burrows provides digital, CGI and print solutions to
blue chip clients, primarily in the automotive sector. Its biggest client is
Ford Motor Company and provides CGI solutions to Ford, Mazda, Nikon, McLaren,
producing European brochures for Ford for their entire vehicle line. A vast
amount of the photography in the brochures isn’t photography anymore, but CG
produced imagery from the manufacturer’s CAD data. www.burrowscgistudio.com
@BurrowsCGI @BurrowsInfo for more information

About Aspera

Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the
world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and
network conditions. Based on its patented fasp™ protocol, Aspera software
fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most
predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers
unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising
reliability. Over 2000 organizations across a variety of industries on six
continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of
their digital assets. Please visit www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter
@asperasoft for more information.

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