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Buyer's Guide: Storage
Managing Media for Content Creators
In this Buyer's Guide we examine a number of storage solutions available for creative professionals, each designed to keep your content secure and readily accessible.

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Aspera SaaS Solutions
Aspera SaaS solutions help customers gain access to their cloud storage in a matter of minutes. Whether sharing large files and data sets directly from the cloud or rapidly transferring media into cloud object storage, Aspera Files and the Aspera Transfer Service are hosted multi-tenant services designed to securely, reliably and predictably move media over public internet across any distance at line speed. The services fit into any deployment environment: on-premises, cloud or hybrid. Customers choose between two payment models when subscribing to these services: pay-as-you-go for data transferred during the month or pre-commit volume rate plans.

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NEXIS is Avid's software-defined storage platform for media. Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, an open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid NEXIS provides fast, efficient and reliable workflows for real-time media production, including highly intensive professional postproduction and broadcast environments. Avid NEXIS offers greater performance with enhancements that double the capacity of Avid NEXIS | Enterprise systems. With support for Avid Pro Tools, an industry-standard digital audio workstation, Avid NEXIS enables new collaborative shared storage workflows for professional audio production, allowing users to turn projects out faster.

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Excelero NVMesh
Excelero provides NVMesh, a software-defined block storage solution that allows media and entertainment firms to enjoy the low latency, throughput and IOPs needed to stream editing and reel presentations to any workstation at any time; users enjoy the benefits of centralized, redundant storage at the same time. A 100 percent software-only server SAN, NVMesh allows unmodified applications to utilize the NVMe protocol across a network at local speeds and latencies. With 4K becoming the standard and 8K on the horizon, NVMesh is helping production and postproduction firms prepare for the future while the business enjoys a hardware-agnostic approach, driving down costs and enabling flexibility.

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QuantumStorNext 6
StorNext 6, a major new release of Quantum's StorNext workflow storage platform, is now shipping with the company's Xcellis shared storage solutions. The release adds advanced data management features. With its combination of exceptional performance and automatic, policy-driven management, StorNext 6 addresses the challenges of higher-resolution content and enables users to capitalize on opportunities to re-monetize or repurpose that content. New features enable users to be more efficient and cost-effective in meeting project performance demands, sharing and accessing content across geographically distributed teams, and managing and protecting archived content.

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Sonnet 1 TB Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive
Sonnet's Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive, a rugged, pocket-sized solid state drive (SSD) storage device with Thunderbolt 3 interface, is now available with 1 TB of flash storage. Delivering data transfer speeds up to 2,600 Mb/s via Thunderbolt 3, the new drive offers the performance needed for 4K workflows without requiring a separate power supply. The Fusion connects to any compatible Windows or Mac computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain. The Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive with 1 TB capacity (part number FUS-TB3-1TB) will be available in September 2017 at an MSRP of $999.

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Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage provides enterprise Storage as a Service for media and entertainment companies in any cloud environment: public, private, hybrid or multi-cloud. We provide enterprise capabilities so users don't give up any functionality when they move to the cloud. We support any location (cloud, hybrid or on-premises), any cloud provider (AWS, Microsoft, Google), any data type (block, file or object) and attaching to any protocol (FC, iSCSI, iSER, CIFS, NFS, S3 and Swift). Customers can deploy and turn on Zadara storage from any browser anywhere in the world, and shut it off just as fast. The company guarantees 99.999 percent uptime.



Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.


Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.


HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.


College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.