High speed, high bandwidth and high availability--all are on the "must-have" list for advanced media storage technologies.
The reliability of media server systems and their storage networks continues to be a growing factor in determining which systems are employed and how.
One of the elements in an end-to-end digital asset management system includes how long-term and near-term storage of media will be handled.
Storage is now the name of the game and the wake-up call to address it has already happened. Postponing decisions related to long-term digital media storage is just not an option.
Digital media servers are heading straight into the living room, thanks in part to the DVD evolution.
Video compression technologies will change the models we've grown to embrace since the introduction of 500-channel cable and direct-to-home satellite broadcast.
IT professionals are beginning to turn to an old, reliable and proven drive technology that is being packaged into new products aimed at addressing the cost/performance equation.
In the process of planning for a system that will manage media assets, it becomes extremely important to quantify, qualify and clarify what the MAM, DAM or DRM system is to accomplish.
Today, Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3z) has become a mainstay standard for networking, yet the expected demand for systems with data rates in excess of 1 Gbps is no longer just a dream.
It goes without saying that data is one of the enterprise's most valuable assets - so protecting it is of paramount importance; yet for many, it's also one of the biggest headaches.
The ability to ingest and output MPEG-2 streams via an asynchronous serial interface, or ASI, is one of the emerging advances in media storage.
The days in which new server installations in broadcast facilities consisting of a single dedicated array of storage are dwindling.
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