CAMBRIDGE – Global Distribution has announced the acquisition of assets of Symply, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions for collaborative workflows.
Symply products offer enterprise-class five nines reliability storage with an industry-leading StorNext file system, which support clients running on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.
Symply also delivers a wide range of easy-to-use storage solutions that support connectivity over Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and Thunderbolt. All Symply products are optimized for rich media applications, collaborative teams, AI use, cloud connectivity, HDR, high-frame-rate, 4K and higher resolution projects.
“Our acquisition of Symply combines the innovative customer-centric solutions developed by the Symply team with our longevity and presence as a specialist distributor in the media and entertainment industry,” said Keith Warburton, CEO at Global Distribution.
“We’ve always worked very closely with our vendors but acquiring Symply opens up really exciting new possibilities for us to expand upon Symply’s SAN, NAS and storage product lines and develop comprehensive solutions for media workflows through unrivaled interoperable technologies,” he added.
Global’s acquisition of Symply furthers their partnership with Quantum to deliver market leading solutions based on the next-generation StorNext 6 storage management platform that is embedded within a wide-range of Symply products.
Jamie Lerner, CEO and President of Quantum, said: “We are excited to partner with Global to bring StorNext 6 to a far wider base of creative professionals. The unique approach of the SymplyULTRA, and Global’s vision for innovative Apple compatible Thunderbolt solutions are a perfect match with StorNext high-performance file sharing capabilities.”
The Symply sales, engineering and support teams remain in place, ensuring Symply customers continue to utilise the products, together with staff and support.
Michael Rogalewski, Director of IT at Big Breakfast Productions, said: “We are very pleased to see Symply evolving by joining industry leader Global Distribution. We rely on Symply in our post-production workflow to deliver the performance and reliability we need. As the premier producer of scripted and unscripted comedic television, our team depends on Symply to support us in meeting our tight deadlines.”
Jonathan Ellihou, COO Global Distribution NA, said: “Global Distribution has built a strong following and is considered to be the distributor of choice for value-added resellers that focus on system integration, studio and workflow design. In recent years Global has aggressively expanded to reach markets around the world including the Los Angeles film, television and advertising communities. The acquisition of Symply will allow Global to offer specific solutions to requirements that are unique to the M&E community.”
Symply products with embedded StorNext 6 are immediately available to order from Global Distribution’s worldwide resellers along with seamlessly interoperable options for asset management, production workflows, and content archive. For more detailed information on Symply products and services visit www.gosymply.com or for more information on Global see www.globaldistribution.com.
Global Distribution, head quartered in the University City of Cambridge, UK is a specialist distributor for digital content acquisition, production, storage, management and archival solutions within the media and enterprise industries. The company has offices in Culver City, Munich, Stockholm.