GB Labs solutions for Gaming

GB Labs storage workflow for gaming case study

One of the world's leading gaming companies had an issue with 'game deployment' that was hindering their development workflow.

With the arrival of next gen gaming the motion graphic image build have jumped from 4GB to 50GB per build.

They needed to deliver the new large ISO and game files to PS4's, Xbox One's and PC's, and their shared storage network was simply not fast enough, costing them time and money.

A tailored system was built via a special GB Labs project. The challenge was to deliver the refreshed game build to up to three hundred network connected 1Gb Ehternet desktop devices in around 25 minutes.

The result was a high performance SSD RAID solution, based around our Ultra SSD head unit, designed specifically for image deployment to three required platforms. A single 2U chassis now, handles the files delivery over SMB and HTTP whilst also giving them the ability to hold backdated builds for QC and integrate with their deployment workflow software.

Running at 12000MB/s, Space SSD launcher sends level build ISOs to 300+ connected users. Its extreme performance paired with a super-charged Chaos Cache means that assets can be dispatched to client workstations at high speeds. In game development enviroments, this fast ISO deployment results in huge productivity gains.

This meant the time taken for the delivery of the game builds was significantly reduced enabling the games company to run more builds and has given them to 500% increase in productivity. Due to an NDA we are not allowed to name the company. In a statement the Technology Director said:

"Using Space SSD we can now distribute as many builds as required each day, usually up to five, to all of our clients. Historically, even with 4Gb FC & 15k SAS we were unable to achieve even one internally published build per day. The Space SSD has quite literally transformed the testing and deployment processes for out Production and Development departments"

The beauty of the solution we have designed is that it can be scaled to fit the developer's capacity and speed, whilst fitting into realistic budget requirements.

"Historically, even with 4Gb FC & 15k SAS we were unable to achieve even one internally published build per day."

Key feautures: Simultaneously distributes game builds and other media to workstations and gaming platforms at extreme speeds.

Performance: Delivers data to multiple clients at over 12000MB/sec

Connectivity: 1Gb, 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet

Capacities: 6TB, 11TB, 14TB, 19TB, 29TB, 38TB

Expansion & Scalability: Expand capacities with Space SSD EX up to 614TB