Shared Storage Provides Immense Productivity Improvement

Company Uses Shared Storage System to Maximize Resources

Location: Stamford, CT
Industry: Production and post-production
Working Environment: Five Mac-based editing suites featuring Final Cut and Pro Tools

Whether you need a shoot package, a room with an editorial view, or a carefully encoded DVD, with more than 50 years combined experience in production and post-production, Alliance Video and Post provides helpful solutions for any video and audio need.


Concerned about its workflow, Alliance Video and Post explored several SAN solutions but were turned off by the exorbitant cost. While company executives wanted to maximize their editing team’s productivity, they didn’t want to spend a fortune doing so.


With the installation of Small Tree’s cost-effective GraniteSTOR solution, unique OS X technology supporting multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, which includes the PEG6 6-port Ethernet card and Edge-corE ES4524D 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, Alliance Video and Post has a robust shared storage system that offers Fibre Channel performance at a fraction of the cost. The company received an unexpected bonus with Small Tree’s unparalleled customer service, which was invaluable while Alliance researched the ideal solution for their facility.


Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.