PC builder Puget Systems and NAS device vendor LumaForge said today that they have developed a testing and certification program for integrating their hardware offerings.

The certification will guarantee performance and reliability between custom Puget Systems workstations and LumaForge Jellyfish workflow servers in production and post-production workflows, the companies said. Sales and support teams at both companies will maintain a “direct connection” to address the needs of customers using integrated systems.

LumaForge Jellyfish product family

LumaForge Jellyfish product family

While hardware compatibility will be guaranteed, the companies do not plan to sell fully integrated systems combining both PC hardware and storage. “There are lots of nuances for both that we don’t expect the other to be an expert on,” Puget Systems Director of Marketing Eric Brown told StudioDaily. “But we’ve worked together closely enough and had extensive conversations about ideology and customer experience that, for those in the content creation space, LumaForge will be the first storage provider that we recommend for our customers in need of storage. With that said, we’ve closely connected our sales teams to help walk our mutual customers, side by side, through exactly what they need from each of us based upon their workflow.”

Puget Systems Genesis II

Puget Systems Genesis II dual-CPU workstation interior
Puget Systems

Brown said that all of the workstations Puget Systems sells will be certified to work with Jellyfish storage, and said Puget will eventually certify its systems for compatibility with other server and storage products.

“Based upon their focus on the end user and customer experience, LumaForge is the primary storage partner that we’re currently recommending for creators,” he said.

L.A.-based LumaForge says its Jellyfish servers are used by more than 400 customers worldwide, including the BBC, Disney and Amazon.

Puget Systems and LumaForge will both exhibit at Adobe Max in Los Angeles, CA, next week.

LumaForge: lumaforge.com
Puget Systems: www.pugetsystems.com