CASE STUDY

Chump Productions

Supercharged support for high speed production company

Customer

Chump Productions Ltd

Location

Central London

Business

Media Production company

The Business

Chump Productions Limited is the company behind The Grand Tour; the now infamous series developed by ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Chump Productions was just a couple of months old when they were referred to us by another production company client.

The Challenge

As a new business with video production, intellectual property and data protection needs, they needed a network that would allow them to work with and store huge files, but also provide flexibility and access for staff working away from the office.

With staff working around the world filming and then in the office on post-production, they needed the ability to work from anywhere and to be able to work on huge video files quickly and efficiently.

Our Solution

Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services on a Dell infrastructure was installed locally and synchronised with Office365. Desktops are a mixture of PCs and Macs.

The local infrastructure means working with and storing large video files is quick and easy and isn’t consuming huge amounts of internet bandwidth. With the secrecy of the new series, it is also imperative that this data cannot be hacked in any way; another reason for a local server network.

To ensure that data isn’t lost, backup and disaster recovery is provided through the StorageCraft ShadowProtect solution and backups are completed locally every 20 minutes. A daily backup then goes off-site to our data center every evening.

The Result

Chump has a network which provides them with the efficiency and flexibility that all businesses need.

They also have the security and intellectual property protection that is critical in their industry, because we’re sure that many people would want to see the series before it went live on Amazon on November 18th 2016.

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