Migrating and Tiering Video Data with Object Storage and the Storage Made Easy InfiniDrive

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A blue-chip services organization receives, processes and shares almost 1/2 TB of new video each day. That’s hundreds of thousands of files from thousands of remote cameras. Their issue was that as the volume increased the existing file-based storage platform could not keep up. It would take up to a minute for videos and images to be retrieved, severely impacting worker productivity. The storage also become more expensive to maintain, in part because it was difficult to scale.

The company moved to object storage to reduce costs whilst also increasing performance and scalability. Unfortunately, the custom applications that ingested, processed and distributed video and images were written for the file-based storage. This left a gap in the ability to fulfill the storage use case and to proceed effectively with the migration.

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Customer Case Study – Accelerating File Transfers from Tier 1 Storage to Tier 2 Object Storage for a top tier media company

This user case study focuses on a top tier Media company which has grown from a small digital distribution company in Los Angeles to a global media services, distribution, and software solutions company, aggregating and delivering film and television digital assets on behalf of major studios, broadcasters and streaming providers to more than 600 platforms around the world.

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Accelerating Media Assets Transfer for OpenStack Swift and S3 compatible Object Storage

During the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, James Norman, Engineering Manager at SME, presented a live demo on:

How to transfer assets between storage tiers quickly and efficiently?

How to archive data onto Object as part of our existing workflows?

How to distribute content stored on Object Storage securely? 

The official videos from the event have not been posted yet but you can catch a video from James presenting this below:

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