The TRUCS Certification is the most authoritative and sole recognized certification system for cloud services in China. Since introduced in 2013, TRUCS has expanded to cover the entire cloud industry and serves as a strong endorsement of standard compliance and quality. Based on examination of discreditable behavior records, self-regulation, and the credibility of service capabilities, TRUCS certifies CDN providers on a credit rating scale of five levels: AAA, AA, A, B, and C. The credit rating provides a trustworthy reference for companies looking to evaluate CDN service providers.
BaishanCloud (Baishan), a leading global cloud data service provider, announced today that it has added Chinafy into its cross-border delivery partner ecosystem. Chinafy is a SaaS-based platform that optimizes offshore websites to achieve faster onshore web performance in China. This partnership will further enable joint-customers to both accelerate their web services and optimize their web performance, localization, and SEO performance in China. Chinafy customers can now enjoy the premium content delivery service empowered by Baishan’s extensive content delivery network throughout China and Southeast Asia. BaishanCloud (Baishan) customers can now have a premium option to leverage Chinafy’s intelligent resource optimization platform to further elevate their web performance in China offshore.
The appetite for compelling live content is soaring, particularly live sports programming. Rethink TV has estimated that global sports rights will grow by up to 75 percent between 2020 and 2024, making it clear that live content remains king. This trend is particularly evident among younger audiences, with Nielsen figures showing that two-thirds of 18-34-year-olds watching linear TV preferred to watch live content. According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the same proportion of all consumers worldwide is now streaming online coverage of live events. This demand is, in turn, putting pressure on broadcasters and other rightsholders to adapt their workflows to meet greater and more varied needs for high-quality live content.
The need for effective corporate communication is growing as workplaces expand and become more dispersed. Corporate video production has become mainstream for today’s employee education, training, corporate communication, marketing, and advertising, helping to improve overall communications and reduce costs. As larger amounts of high-quality video content is produced, stored, and managed by modern enterprises, corporate media professionals are seeking many of the same high performance file storage solutions used by large film studios and media production companies to render, edit, and archive their video workflows.
Qumulo’s file data platform meets the needs for today’s corporate video content production and storage on-prem or in cloud environments; providing a modern infrastructure employing flash-first or all-NVMe platforms which can handle the toughest 4K or 8K workloads. The file system’s simple modular design enables limitless scalability to manage ever-growing capacities and retention requirements. Qumulo provides multiprotocol support for NFS and SMB to seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise networks and video editing applications. Qumulo enables organizations to build and enhance multi-site collaboration with unified data accessibility. With Qumulo, organizations can transition to hybrid cloud environments, or burst existing workflows to the cloud to accelerate productivity, when needed. In addition, Qumulo provides robust data protection, with the economics of archive storage, to protect valuable digital content.
Qumulo’s hybrid file software and cloud data services provide a modern infrastructure for data-driven media and entertainment organizations, and meets the needs of today’s in-house and remote creative teams for post-production, animation and visual effects, games production, broadcast, and corporate video production.
Qumulo’s file system provides reliable, high-performance data access to speed creativity and collaboration, as well as robust management, storage and protection for petabyte levels of HD, 4K and 8K content across on-prem, and public cloud environments. Qumulo’s file system is designed to provide support and visibility for billions of files, with easy scalability to enable rapid growth and expansion.
Industrial Brothers– a full-service animation studio that creates and produces its own children’s content– thrives on a collaborative model with its artists working together in close physical proximity. When the studio needed to implement remote working for its team members due to the pandemic, Qumulo stepped in to recreate the studio experience and deep collaboration with production in the cloud. Within days, Qumulo’s file data platform replicated Industrial Brothers’ creative workflows on the AWS cloud, enabling the artists to keep production timelines on track.
GB Labs has recently launched Unify Hub, a platform designed to meet all the challenges of today’s media production environment combining on premise and cloud content, empowering remote production while maintaining data integrity and security.
The pandemic has driven rapid change in business models across the landscape of live sports, news, and online video. Adopting cloud-based solutions has been fundamental enabler of successful innovation. However, there are several factors that are key to unlocking the true potential of the cloud.
Initially, when the lockdown ensued, like many, we were concerned about how it might impact us. We were quickly reassured that our business was inherently prepared for a situation like this. Our entire platform, operations, tools, and workflows exist 100% in the cloud. As lockdown measures went into place, business went on as usual for us. It was a smooth transition; everyone took their laptops, went home, and continued working.
The Support segment enables and powers the BaM Content Chain® including monitoring, testing, communicating, and running compute and facilities. It encompasses a wide range of products and services, including supply and/or rental of video and audio monitoring, displays, test and measurement, KVM and PCoIP, compute power and cyber security, facility power and furniture as well as services to consult, design, build and run.
For this special feature we have spoken with four IABM members with products/services covering KVM, ProAV, cabling and networking (Black Box), audio monitoring (Genelec), monitoring and testing (Telestream) and systems/technology integration (Diversified) about the state of the market today and the challenges and opportunities ahead.