Annex Pro Joins Wasabi Partner Network to Deliver Cloud Storage to Media Organizations Across North America
Next-Generation Media & Entertainment Reseller Expands its Cloud-Based Workflow Offerings to include Wasabi’s Low Cost, High Performance Storage
Vancouver, Canada June 25th, 2020 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced a partnership with Annex Pro, Canada’s leading value-added reseller for Media and Entertainment, to deliver Wasabi’s disruptive cloud storage service to media content creators across Canada and the United States. With the Wasabi partnership, Annex Pro will fulfill its customers’ evolving needs for business continuity and disaster recovery solutions with fail-safe backup for work-in-progress and active archives for finished content. Enabling cost effective storage in the cloud with zero egress costs, Annex Pro can build intelligent solutions on the Wasabi platform to address the ever-increasing demand for remote collaborative workflows.
Wasabi hot cloud storage offers the pricing, performance and ease of use to address the media management and access challenges faced by content professionals today. Wasabi eliminates the complexity and unnecessary costs of other cloud storage services by offering a single tier of high-performance storage that is 80% less than Amazon S3 with no ancillary charges for content retrieval, API calls and data management activity. All content stored on Wasabi is immediately accessible so the service can be used in the most demanding media operations.
“We are delighted to add Wasabi hot cloud storage to the media content creation and workflow solutions we offer to customers across Canada and the United States,“ said Kerry Corlett, Founder & CEO of Annex Pro. “Wasabi is a game-changer in cloud storage. The service is very easy to use, and the company’s ‘no-charge for egress’ business model allows media content creators – especially those working remotely – to freely access and download content from the cloud without incurring extra charges which removes uncertainty from the workflow and helps projects stay on budget.”
“From traditional broadcast and cable to the proliferation of streaming services, the M&E
industry is producing more content than ever, which is introducing a myriad of new storage challenges,” said David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “For more than 37 years, Annex Pro’s expertise in M+E has helped power the most awe-inspiring media content creation ranging from animation to visual effects and digital media. Wasabi is thrilled to partner with Annex Pro to meet the cloud storage needs of the M&E industry with the innovative technology and efficient workflow solutions that will drive the market forward.”
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $110 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.
About Annex Pro
Annex Pro has helped thousands of media content creators make outstanding films, TV, games and more. We help design & deploy custom technology solutions our customers use to create awe-inspiring animation, visual effects, immersive & interactive experiences and digital media of all kinds on every platform, including for education and broadcast. Annex Pro is strategically partnered with industry leaders like Autodesk, Avid, Wacom, Lenovo, Eizo, Dolby, NVIDIA, Teradici, Qumulo & hundreds of others.
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