Storage management tool provides S3 serverside encryption support and data usage information
Marquis Broadcast’s Avid-certified Project Parking tool is the industry gold-standard for Avid storage management analytics and project portability, providing project analytics, visualisation, management and archiving. It has been updated with a new dashboard feature, enabling usage tracking for Marquis Workspace Tools and Project Parking systems, which is especially useful for multi-site companies, helping to monitor their data usage. Project Parking has also enabled serverside encryption for AWS S3, providing support for Amazon Glacier cloud storage for long-term object archiving.
As storage capacities grow and timescales shrink, managing media and metadata has never been more important. Whether you’re a large broadcaster or a boutique post-production facility, the files you use need to be moved carefully both into and out of your projects and servers, then archived when complete. Project Parking’s new dashboard allows customers at multi-site facilities to monitor the amount of data that’s being backed up or archived at each site using Marquis Broadcast’s software applications, including Workspace Tools and Project Parking. The dashboard provides important information across all sites as to the amount of data backed up using Workspace Backup, together with when it was processed, to ensure the systems are being used correctly. It can also be used to check the amount of data that’s processed via Project Parking at each site, along with when it was archived. This visibility helps companies track usage of their data across all their locations, potentially saving hundreds of terrabytes of required storage space.
“If you’re not running Project Parking or Workspace Tools regularly, you may be wasting around 25% of your Avid ISIS system, which has huge cost implications,” explains Paul Glasgow, sales and marketing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Project Parking’s new dashboard feature provides site-wide visibility to monitor usage of such tools, allowing companies to ensure that the whole facility is running effectively, with clever analytics to prevent duplicate and orphaned media propagating into the Workspace Sync or Backup. This saves significant amounts of storage whilst also accelerating time-critical sync backup and recovery processes.”
The latest version of Project Parking also adds S3 AWS serverside support, delivering seamless management for Avid ISIS or NEXIS storage whether ground or cloud-based. An ideal productivity tool for film production, post and broadcast, Project Parking helps companies understand the capacity of productions and allows them to easily export projects to tier two or cloud storage to make way for a larger incoming production on valuable ISIS or NEXIS storage space. S3 AWS serverside support makes it easy to move complete Avid projects, together with all the bins, sequences and media files, to deep archive storage such as Amazon Glacier, reducing the costs of hybrid cloud post production.
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About Marquis Broadcast
Founded in 1998, Marquis develops specialist software to perform tricky integrations, including apps for post-production, disaster recovery, analytics, cloud workflows and large complex enterprise middleware integrations. Its customers range from big studios, including Warner Bros and DreamWorks, broadcasters such as CBS and the BBC, large service providers including Ericsson and Telefonica, right through to post houses such as ENVY and The Farm Group, and finally to many thousands of creative individuals. Marquis partners with most major industry players and many OEM our technology. Project Parking and Workspace Tools have been selected as Avid Platform Certified, and are now managing over 60 Petabytes worldwide. For further information or images, please contact Liz Cox, Brill Media ([email protected], T: +44 7981 472844) or visit the Marquis Broadcast website at www.marquisbroadcast.com.