Media Focused Case Study: Integrating the Enterprise File Fabric into an existing MAM

Multi-Cloud MAMThe File Fabric for Media is a specialised version of the File Fabric specifically for companies who deal with large media assets. This case study focused on the use of the File Fabric for Media at an established UK Premier League Football Club.

Media organizations are integrating the Enterprise File Fabric into their existing tools and workflows. In large part, this is due to the extensive multi-cloud API that the Enterprise File Fabric comes bundled with as standard.

The football club in question has already achieved this without any help from SME,  integrating the features and functionality of the File Fabric for Media with their existing MAM (Media Asset Manager), in this case, Ooyala Flex.

The Ooyala Flex Media Platform is an open and extensible video production and delivery platform that simplifies and streamlines the process of managing, curating, orchestrating, publishing,  and analysing video content.

In one use-case, the staff and journalists of the football club are able to create secure, auditable, shared links directly from within Flex’s interface, allowing staff to share commercially sensitive assets with internal and external parties. These assets continue to reside on their existing data storage platforms, thus meaning that the assets are not duplicated on another storage platform, and the retention and policies around these rules are kept within the companies grasp.

The key to the integration is the easy integration between the File Fabric for Media’s API and the Flex visual workflow editor. Integrating the File Fabric’s API’s into the Flex workflow was a very straightforward process. The Workflow for securely sharing assets directly from the underlying storage is show be below (taken from Flex’s Browser based workflow editor.)

Another important use case for the club is the use of the File Fabric’s  M-Stream feature to accelerate data transfer. Staff are able to quickly and easily move data from their MAM into the storage powering their editing suites.

These selection of use-cases demonstrate how customers can easily integrate the File Fabric API to further enhance and improve existing  internal and external workflows.

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This post is part of our blog-series in the lead up to IBC2019 – If you’re meeting us, we’re at Stand B.38F Hall 8.

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