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
During this year, the Storage Made Easy blog has hosted up to the minute articles for the hottest topics on storage and cloud computing. Here are our top 5 picks:by
In the words of Storage Made Easy’s CEO Jim Liddle: this year “we have had tremendous success in the media and entertainment space. Our customers are as diverse as one of the worlds largest global broadcasters to one of the largest Premier League football clubs. We view the media and entertainment sector as being an important vertical for us and we continue to make huge strides with our product to satisfy the use cases that we are being brought into.”
During 2019, Storage Made Easy has presented new and enhanced releases of the Enterprise File Fabric solution with a great focus on its Media and Entertainment product variant.by
Across this year, we have announced the launch of some remarkable new features that confirm why the Enterprise File Fabric™ is becoming one of the most integrated multi-cloud, hybrid storage solutions.
Have a look at our top 5 features for 2019:by
In a prior blog post we wrote about a new media gallery feature. The media gallery is a new layout feature in our web file manager for images / pictures and photos. It makes viewing such media assets easier and more interactive.
This revision adds support for new image formats including:by
The Enterprise File Fabric for Media is a specialised version of the File Fabric distinctively aimed at companies who deal with large media assets. It enables companies to securely collaborate with large files, wherever they are stored, in a non proprietary fashion, in addition to being able to move files at high speed.
Arsenal F.C., a globally renowned Premier League Football Club, faced several key challenges relating to their digital media assets portfolio:by