Taylor James division requires technology upgrade

Creative re-touching company Taylor James has upgraded its IT infrastructure to enable its new gigabyte-hungry division to operate.

Creative re-touching company Taylor James has upgraded its IT infrastructure to enable its new gigabyte-hungry division to operate.

The company, which creates advertising imagery, needed higher processing power, faster disk access and more robust graphics performance when it launched a new arm specialising in computer generated imagery. This included a service, called Realworld Rendering, which combines computer generated imagery, photographic and re-touching techniques to develop images for advertising campaigns.

"The data to render can be multiple gigabytes in size and we were getting system lock with the hardware we were using," said business development manager Keith Jeffery.

"The new division is very much a PC environment, which meant investing in new hardware."

Jeffery said the company wanted flexibility to use any software it required and Dell's industry standard hardware was chosen. It implemented Dell PowerEdge servers, Precision workstations, UltraSharp monitors and ATI FireGL cards.

"Our previous system was hardware based so it had restrictions but with the new hardware we can use any software," said Jeffery.

The company decided to invest in a new infrastructure which also had to be robust enough to provide 24 hour system availability.




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