Dell Fluid Data Helps BioWare Stay Ahead of the Game
Competing successfully in the rapidly-evolving video game industry requires employing top-notch artistic talent and applying the best in computer and animation technology. During development of today’s multimillion dollar blockbusters, this combination generates hundreds of terabytes of data during the course of production. BioWare, a leading developer of high-quality console, PC and online role-playing games, is keenly aware of how critical data can be to the bottom line.
BioWare needed to adopt a virtual server and storage infrastructure to better meet shifting application demands as game production deadlines approach—a challenge when the studio’s data can change by as much as 20 TB per day.
The company implemented a data center virtualization solution based on the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Dell Fluid Data technology and VMware server virtualization software, delivering a flexible, adaptable architecture, automating administration tasks and better protecting the data that forms the core of BioWare’s business.