Eunetworks Deploys High Availability Solution for Picturemaxx
Redundand Storage and Back-up Technology to Support and Manage Searchable Database of 50 Million Images
picturemaxx, one of the world’s leading online providers of digital images for the professional media market, demanded a highly secure and stable platform to support their ever-increasing volume of archived pictures. The solution deployed required the highest levels of security and availability for the storing and archiving of in excess of 50 million images and the online purchase of these images globally. With a rapidly expanding database of images and a burgeoning demand for 24x7 availability, picturemaxx made the decision to invest in deploying an outsourced solution that would be reliable, fast and able to scale in line with their current and future needs.
euNetworks designed and deployed a storage and backup solution including highly secure firewalls and extremely reliable internet access. The solution is synchronously mirrored on a private fiber infrastructure between two datacenters, a back-up is operated additionally. The bespoke concept seamlessly encompasses all the necessary operational elements such as a premium datacenter, IP networking, storage architecture and 24x7 operations and monitoring facilities.
Bernd Czichon, CEO of picturemaxx AG, said: “In our fast moving market our target was to establish a stable and multiple accessible platform. Since we have moved our platform to euNetworks, we have experienced extremely stable operations.”
Noel Meaney, Chief Executive Officer, euNetworks, said: “picturemaxx required a platform that offered dynamic yet stable and secure services. euNetworks implemented a bespoke solution leveraging off our network and co-location infrastructure to deliver the highest levels of availability and security of data required.”
picturemaxx is one of the world's leading online providers of digital images and hosts more than 50 Million images, providing trading platforms for the professional media market. The exclusively operated picture marketing platform APIS network, is the most successful, independent purchase and distribution platform of digital images. With the new marketing platform i-picturemaxx, picturemaxx also acts as a media provider by managing both images and films, text or other media. The picturemaxx business strategy is based on optimally matching supply and demand in the professional media market. In this role picturemaxx supplies software solutions for professional media archiving, administration, marketing and purchasing. picturemaxx boats more than 250 image banks as well as 500 domestic and international newspaper and magazine publishers, advertising agencies, and industrial enterprises. picturemaxx handles several 100,000 downloads per year, realizing a volume of approximately 150 Million EUR of user rights via picturemaxx systems.
euNetworks owns and operates one of Europe’s highest capacity fiber networks and provides mission critical communication infrastructure and services to large corporates, carriers, and service providers. Constructed at a cost in excess of €1.3 billion, euNetworks all-fiber optic network uniquely combines ‘long-haul’ inter-city network linking Europe’s largest economies, with high density ‘last-mile’ metropolitan fiber networks in 15 of Europe’s leading cities. euNetworks was recently awarded the prestigious title of “Best New Entrant” by leading telecommunications publication, Capacity Magazine. The award was granted to euNetworks following their acquisition of a pan European fiber network thus extending their unique proposition of delivering private fiber networks – an offering the judges felt is of immense value to large Corporates and carriers alike. euNetworks, a member of the Global Voice Group, is headquartered in Frankfurt and publicly listed on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX: H23.SI). euNetworks is a member of euro-one, a unique collaboration of fiber optic network providers to deliver infrastructure and next generation networking solutions connecting Eastern, Central, Western Europe and North America (www.euro-one.com). For more information, please visit www.euNetworks.com.