New White Paper

Cloud storage is high on the agendas of many M&E organizations. But if you have large repositories of content that you want to migrate from on-premise LTO libraries, there are a lot of things to consider – how long will it take, how much will it cost, what will the impact be to ongoing operations, what might ongoing costs look like?

In this white paper, we take a look at some of these considerations, and offer some recommendations on best practice.
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Controlled Ascent: Practical media migration from LTO to the Cloud for Broadcast & Production

 

Introduction

Most organizations have or will consider moving some or all or their on-prem content to private or public cloud storage, and in doing so will begin a deep dive into ever-increasing levels of inter-related detail regarding cost, features, integration, performance and time. Though the decision to migrate content from on-prem LTO to the cloud, and indeed whether to work in one of several hybrid environments is different for everyone, every organization will need to understand and calculate for themselves the site-specific variables and options that will lead to their unique business decision.

The business drivers for content migrations are diverse. A perception that cloud is less expensive is generally a prime consideration, but the potential efficiencies of locating content physically closer to scalable compute services, such as distribution, transcode and AI services are other valuable benefits. However, the technical models are complex, even when looking at the very high-level permutations of specific hybrid cloud operations.

The purpose of this document is to familiarize you with the processes, variables and options you’ll need to consider, and briefly describe their interaction. To start with, let’s take a look at the different types of deployment.

Storage ecosystems – types of deployment

Public Cloud only – Public cloud storage is immediately attractive for start-ups and green-field deployments where availability, responsive performance and distribution are immediate attractions, but storage of very large amounts of…   [see below to continue reading].

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