It has not always been easy to test for compatibility with object storage systems during application development or workflow design. From an accessibility standpoint, one of object storage’s big advantages is that it is API-driven over HTTPS, making it possible to be accessed from anywhere, but this is sometimes not an option if the storage […]
Background Filing cabinets filled with custom laser-cut foam and ~600 loose hard drives, DiskCatalogMaker, and BlacX docks — this ’shared storage’ and archive strategy was my introduction to petabyte-scale problems in the media industry. But let me back up. In late 2012, I joined an early-stage but now prominent post-production and distribution facility near Hollywood. […]
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