Game Over for Legacy Storage Solution
Madison Square Gardens (MSG) Networks, Inc., the broadcaster of eight major New York-area sports teams, had outgrown the storage for its digitized TV and internet content. Frustrated with slow performance and limitations on scale, MSG turned to Qumulo’s software solution for better data visibility, easier integration, and cost-effective scalability.
Out-of-this-world storage innovation enables GPU rendering with high performance, scalable capacity, and real-time analytics
Special effects production for feature films and television used to be different creatures. Feature films typically had the big budgets to hire editorial and post-production specialists and leverage top-of-the-line equipment for visual effects (VFX), while episodic television programming teams often had to make do with fewer resources and limited budgets.
A look back at Brews & Bytes (B&B) webcasts on broader topics around storage, technology and the world in which we live
This week, we continue taking a look back at our year of Brews & Bytes (B&B) webcasts with a dive into the broader topics that address storage and technology. While most of these involved bringing in experts from partner companies, we also had a couple of episodes that featured our team in casual discussions.
We’ve all heard the phrase “content is king” which originated in an essay Bill Gates wrote; but, that has never been more true than in 2020. And, without a doubt, content needs storage—lots and lots of storage.
So, it is no surprise that we are seeing the hunt for educational resources about object-based storage and data management soar.
Here are the top educational resources that have been consumed by storage professionals on the Caringo website.
Despite a global pandemic and social turmoil, there were some positive shifts in our world that were facilitated by technology. The ability to order just about anything online and to virtually meet with medical professionals, family, friends, and teachers as well as colleagues and peers, and an inexhaustible amount of content with which to entertain ourselves stood out as capabilities not possible even a decade ago. So with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what we like to call the 3 Cs (content, cloud and collaboration) and our predictions for 2021.
The Store segment of the BaM Content Chain® covers the storage of content throughout its lifecycle. This can be on-premise or cloud object storage, SAN and NAS – including disk, SSD, optical and data tape, as well as storage management, archive storage, video servers and VTRs.
With an ever-growing amount of content needing to be stored and then rapidly accessed from anywhere, with ever-higher resolutions only increasing the pressure, Store today means much more than the simple repository its name implies. We spoke to 10 IABM member companies to catch up on all the latest developments in this largely unheralded but vital content chain segment.
Remote editing is all the rage these days. But just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean they’re doing it well.
Many content creators and post-production teams moved from in-studio online editing to at-home offline editing workflows this year. We did too, so we understand your struggle. If you are looking for ways to optimize your remote editing workflow, here are our top eight tips, tricks, and best practices for taking your video editing projects on-the-go.
We’ll start with some general advice on working from home, then narrow down into specific remote editing solutions for the creative community. For more detailed advice on each of these tips, watch our full webinar: Editors’ Guide to Remote Video Production.
There are times when you want to store data and performance is a non-issue. You need to keep the data (e.g., to meet regulatory requirements or “just in case”), but you don’t need to retrieve it on a regular basis or rapidly. And then, there are times when you need to store data and then locate it and retrieve it quickly. And, of course, you want to make absolutely certain that your data is securely preserved.
When organizations are faced with the challenge of migrating a large volume of data, there are many considerations that have to be taken into account. It may not be as simple a problem to solve as you might think. Many questions need to be answered to figure out the best way forward.
For over a decade, content creation infrastructure has been penetrated by IP-based networks and network-attached storage products. Even editorial shared storage, once the bastion of a handful of high-end facilities, has become commonplace throughout the industry with the help of network file systems and lower cost 1/10Gb Ethernet hardware and relative ubiquity of support in popular desktop operating systems.
In the move toward these networks, operators and administrators have learned to live with the challenges brought about by IP-based technology. These include dependency on external IT resources, variations in desktop OS network file system support, lack of isolation causing traffic disruptions and security concerns, and higher resource usage on desktop PCs when processing Ethernet transactions.
Are these limitations worth the benefits? Before jumping wholesale into an all-IP future, content creation professionals should consider what is lost in the move towards NAS topology, what is better achieved with a custom shared file system through Fibre Channel, and whether there is a happy medium to be found.