Watershed moments. Nearly every person, company, industry, and nation will have a handful over the course of their history. Some, like walking on the moon, involve whole nations and have the ability to influence the future of the entire world. Others can be more personal, such as achieving a life-long dream, that only affects the individual and their first-degree connections...
What exactly is NVMe? NVMe stands for non-volatile memory express and is a new protocol designed to work specifically with Flash storage, so it’s incredibly fast and efficient. Most flash storage devices and flash arrays use older interfaces that were originally created for hard drives, like SAS and SATA. When NVMe was created, it was […]
Potentially career limiting self-confession – I’m not a Patriot’s fan. Even after living in Boston for a number of years, I have yet to be in a situation where I have wanted the Patriots to win a single NFL football game. Perhaps it is my natural inclination to support those things in life categorized as […]
More than ever, our culture today seems to be a land of extreme viewpoints. You’re either a Liberal or Conservative, either a Leaver or a Remainer, a climate change believer or think the whole thing is one vast conspiracy, etc, etc. Perhaps it is the age we live in with various algorithms designed to highlight […]
From next-generation cameras to multi-camera arrays, new technologies for producing visual content are generating important creative opportunities for production studios, post-production houses, distributors, and other media organizations. The engaging content they are producing has an eager audience. Consumers are readily adopting ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions, high-resolution mobile devices, and even virtual reality (VR) headsets so they can experience that immersive content.
Earlier this year we shared findings from a large-scale survey of North American video professionals about their use of flash-based storage. The highlights? Many organizations have already implemented flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) into their storage environment as a way to boost performance for key video workflows—and additional organizations are planning to move to flash soon.
With New Opportunities Come New Challenges: How Modern NAS Storage Helped A Premier Post-Production Firm Grow Their Business
"Business opportunities are like buses, there is always another one coming.” This is a favorite quote of mine, largely because of the truth that it speaks; specifically, that it takes much more than an opportunity or idea to ultimately have its inherent benefits or value come to fruition. Thinking about existing capability, understanding the business transformation required, and then properly executing these changes are all critical steps to achieving success.
Data is the Most Valuable Asset of the Digital Economy — Better Protect it with Xcellis Scale-out NAS
The quote “Data is to this century what oil was to the last” is one that profoundly resonates with me. In the early 20th century, it was oil that powered the new machines that reshaped both the world economy and political landscape. Fast-forward to the second decade of the 21st century, and the parallels are readily apparent – data is changing how we work, how we live, and just as importantly, the kinds of products and services organizations we are now bringing to market.
Rapid advances in laboratory instruments are redefining IT requirements for life science organizations. To more quickly and completely analyze the tremendous volumes of data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) instruments, organizations are increasingly investing in additional super computing resources to crunch the larger data sets these instruments are generating on a daily basis.
Transitioning to an All-IP Workflow but Concerned about 4K Streaming Performance? New Test Results May Surprise You.
Like most video production and post-production studios, your organization is probably implementing new tools to meet rising demand for finished content in multiple, high-resolution formats. Perhaps you are upgrading software or buying powerful new editing platforms that can manipulate and master such large files. However, to ensure that your workflow doesn’t have any bottlenecks in streaming 4K content, especially in an all-IP storage environment, understanding what kind of performance your storage infrastructure can deliver should be a high priority.
It’s now been two months after a very rewarding NAB conference, and as the relentless pace of digital transformation in the M&E industry continues to accelerate, Quantum in parallel also hasn’t let our proverbial foot off the gas.
If you’re in the media and entertainment industry, 4K is a term now nearly as ubiquitous as HD. And if your organization does post production, broadcast, or content distribution, odds are you are already working with 4K media, according to a new survey from Quantum and postPerspective.
It’s time to step up the 4K planning. More and more frequently your clients are asking for 4K video so they can meet end-user demand for ultra-high-definition content. Even if you’re still delivering some SD and HD video, moving to 4K workflows now can help you future-proof your work—you’ll be able to remaster your production files more easily in 4K tomorrow if you work in 4K today.