Company InfoFounded in 1987, Centro Digital Pictures has evolved from a local post-production company to become Asia's leading animation and visual effects studio. With more than 150 full-time employees and US$25 million invested to date, Centro has developed a creative and technical skill-set unrivalled in the region, winning over 40 local and international awards for its work.
ChallengesAs a leading studio with growing business, Centro Digital needs enormous capacity to transfer increasingly huge files between its two offices in two different buildings at the Cyberport. "The work of each client is made up of numerous frames. To give you an idea of how large the files could be, there are about 25 frames per second and each frame is around 15Mb in size," said Hon Fung, Senior Engineer at Centro Digital.
In addition, the studio must deploy the most robust security technology to protect the intellectual property rights of the works of its clients.
SolutionsAfter a thorough search and evaluation of various solutions, Centro Digital opted for Huawei-3Com's 10GE solution comprising S5600 series and S6500 switches.
Why Huawei-3Com?The solution, deployed to build a 10 Gigabit Ethernet link for transferring colossal files, was selected because of its unrivaled price, reliability, and strong protection against unauthorized file download. "These are the reasons why we are the first in the industry in Hong Kong to adopt the Huawei-3Com solution. We are also impressed by the solution's easiness-to-deploy."
This is enabled by S6500's powerful layer three routing functionality and the entire 10GE solution's abundant QoS features that translate into strong performance and high quality services.
The modularized design behind the S6500 series switch also gives Centro Digital 1+1 redundancy, ensuring the company of unparalleled level of reliability. In addition, the IRF system architecture helps avoid single-point of failure, and thus enhances reliability.