To our valued customers, we know this pandemic is affecting everyone on both a personal and professional level. We have been working closely with partners to enable editors and producers to do their work remotely, and we’d like to share some of the practices we are seeing, below.
If you would like to learn more or if you need assistance, please contact us so we can help. We will continue to stay in touch during this difficult time.
Options and Best Practices for Enabling Remote Post-Production
There are several options for enabling remote production, but the most common practice we are seeing is to leverage virtual and/or remote desktop technology to give content creators access to their shared storage environment remotely.
In this architecture, our customers leverage their workstations and shared storage environment that is in place at the studio or post-house. These workstations are connected to the high-performance shared storage environment via a StorNext file system client, or a standard CIFS or NFS client. For our existing customers, this entire infrastructure is in place today.
Virtual desktop and/or remote desktop technology is then used to enable remote access to these high-performance workstations. From the user’s perspective, the experience of work on an ‘endpoint’ computer at their home is the same as if they were working at their workstation at the studio. There are different technology options, and Quantum and our partners will consult with customers to determine the right architecture, and work with customers to deploy the remote desktop infrastructure using the best options and architecture for their needs.
This approach has the benefits of leveraging the existing storage infrastructure in place today and doesn’t require that the data be moved. It can be implemented very quickly, with some of our customers enabling hundreds of editors in the span of just a couple of weeks.
Remote Production Session at Virtual Q | NAB
If you are interested in learning more, please register for our session on enabling remote production as part of our Virtual Q | NAB Event, taking place May 12th through 14th.