With old slow systems, awkward, and dependent on FTP and expensive SaaS services, this Music Production and Distribution company was searching for a better way to collaborate with artists, producers, directors, and other players in the industry that were external to the organization. Here’s how the Enterprise File Fabric stepped up their game.by
Having worked in product strategy and product Direction for object storage companies such as Swiftstack and Cloudian, Doug Soltesz is perfectly placed to discuss the forthcoming QUIC protocol standard.by
One of the elements that set the File Fabric apart from other content management solutions available in the market, is the strength of features aimed at Media and Entertainment companies that deal with large amounts of media assets, and that provides non-proprietary storage workflows for Media Asset Management.by
2020 has certainly been a challenging year for many companies. Here at Storage Made Easy we’ve worked twice as hard to offer users new cutting-edge features and product updates to optimise the offerings of our solution, the Enterprise File Fabric™.
Have a look at the top 5 features we’ve selected:by
We recently announced a new release of the Enterprise File Fabric. Probably one of the most exhaustive updates so far. Focusing on pandemic related feature enhancements on remote working and cybersecurity, and providing a powerful combination of privacy and collaboration that works with a company’s existing file and object data sets.by
Metadata is in basic terms, data about other data. We can think of Metadata is similar to an iceberg, on the surface is what is visible ie. the file with basic information such as time, date etc, but beneath the surface is a wealth of valuable data which can make finding and working with certain types of data easier.by
Join Storage Made Easy and Cloudian for a demonstration of a remote media workflow utilizing industry tools.
Skip the boring webinars and opt for a slide-free interactive learning experience.by
Is it difficult or impossible for all your users to search and access content stored in different locations on different technologies? In our next webinar aimed to creatives within the Media and Entertainment industry, together with Backblaze we will show you how to:by
Since the pandemic, remote working is no longer optional, it is mandatory. Unfortunately, M&E workflows are ill-suited for remote work situations.
Traditional approaches to previewing, editing, staging and archiving large media files are unworkable over the Internet. With traditional workflows, production would grind to a halt as staff wait on long download / upload times, that is, if they can even access the asset in the first place.
Employee access from home creates potential security vulnerabilities. First and foremost, IT has to ensure unauthorized parties do not have access to proprietary assets and that communication links are secure.
Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CET, to learn how Cloudian and Storage Made Easy are defining the next generation of M&E workflows for remote workers.by
Today’s Media and Entertainment workflows can depend on multiple storage types and their associated protocols. Assets might be delivered via an AWS S3 bucket, Dropbox share, Azure Blob container, proprietary file acceleration vendor, FTP, SFTP, or a host of other new technologies. Once delivered an asset needs to navigate Hot, Nearline, and Archival storages while being edited, conformed, transcoded, shared, distributed and broadcasted.
While some software vendors have updates allowing access to some of the cloud based storage protocols, other applications remain stuck exclusively on only internal NFS or CIFS access. When this happens many workflows are downgraded to the lowest common denominator (CIFS/NFS) preventing the use of more cost effective, durable or highly available scale-out storage systems. Alternatively, a CIFS/NFS gateway might be considered to “convert” protocols. However, almost all gateways proprietize data and compromise the cost savings of scale-out storage.
The Enterprise File Fabric speaks multiple protocols/APIs, indexes data in-place and can eliminate workflow headaches without proprietizing the data.by
The Enterprise File Fabric has a number of features that relate to media file workflows. Some of the most recent updates are:
M-Stream® Large file transfer acceleration / Content Extraction / Media Asset Playerby
The File Fabric is an excellent tool for Media and Entertainment customers managing their media assets. It provides file acceleration, metadata and file name search, in addition to new content intelligence features, built-in media info generation and Cloud-based Machine Learning capabilities (scene, logo, face and landmark detection, annotations, and speech transcription among others). When users find their asset and want to preview/play the video it’s easy for mp4 files, we enable users to do an ‘in-browser’ playback of those media assets.by