Virtualization and cloud computing is taking us back to the architecture of the mainframe era. A thin client, maybe just a browser, provides the user interface, and the processing takes place at a central location. The co-location of processing and media storage gives the performance needed in a post-production environment.
Like the creative professionals that use them, today’s storage systems need to be agile and able to serve up content when it is requested, as quickly and efficiently as possible. A real-time performing ‘Primary’ storage system also needs to accommodate multiple, disparately located users working in a collaborative environment. There
Fast turnaround television production has always been a demanding environment. Success in news and sport depends upon satisfying two competing objectives of speed to air and the creation of a compelling story.
Speed to air requires closely coupled systems that allow media to be ingested, edited and played out in