Extending Agile, Collaborative Video Editing from Onsite to Cloud with AWS

by Dec 1, 2022cloud, CMMA Blog, Media & Entertainment, News, StorNext0 comments

Working collaboratively, as a team, in the modern ‘always on, cloud’ age is rarely an ‘on-prem only’ or ‘in the cloud only’ proposition – content workflows, asset handoff and movement all need to shift fluidly from team to team, from high-speed storage onsite to the cloud and back as content creators race to meet deadlines and cope with ever-changing demands.

Quantum’s StorNext File System is used by some of the largest content producers and brands in the world – and most often in a production facility where teams of creatives have the fastest possible connection and the lowest latency signal from editors to producers and content curators and more.

And while the cloud has become an increasingly important way to hand off or retrieve content, agile content creators are realizing the benefit of delivering that same ‘files and folders’, shared storage experience instantly using powerful cloud technologies as well.

Recently, Quantum launched StorNext, the leading high-performance shared storage file system, on Amazon’s AWS infrastructure, making it available as a subscription in the AWS Marketplace. You can learn more about StorNext on AWS here . It makes it faster and simpler for customers to launch an entire shared storage environment on demand that’s ready to use in minutes, enabling simple remote access for collaborative video editing in the cloud.

AWS Marketplace is one of the fastest ways to deploy StorNext shared storage and lets content teams connect from any location to edit video in the cloud as a team. You can speed up post-production workflows by accessing data and collaborating remotely, eliminating the need to copy or transfer files between users.

It’s a powerful new tool to help augment and amplify the work of physical StorNext deployments with a hybrid onsite and cloud solution, and part of evolving, increasingly global content production strategy.

Here are some of the key benefits to building an agile workflow powered by StorNext on AWS:

  • Launch a complete StorNext shared storage environment when needed, then spin it down when it’s no longer needed. Choose from a range of shared storage sizes, launch it within the AWS management console, and creative team members around the world can access the new shared storage in minutes.
  • Users can access data and collaborate from anywhere with no need to copy files between users. Since there’s no specialized connector or physical access needed, users can connect to their team’s shared storage from anywhere they happen to be—on location, in the field, or at home—yet still have the full StorNext managed, shared storage service as if they were working together in the same facility.
  • Works seamlessly for users and applications expecting a file and folder interface. StorNext on AWS is StorNext, so users can browse and manage files together in a familiar files and folders interface to speed and organize your team’s work.
  • Use powerful StorNext services to extend and unite your workflows. Move raw content in—and finished content out—of your StorNext in the cloud instance with powerful file movement and orchestration tools FlexSync and FlexTier as part of your evolving content production and management operations.

Learn more about StorNext on AWS

Visit our StorNext on AWS webpage , read the Solution Brief , or go directly to the StorNext on AWS Marketplace page .

Listen in on the joint Quantum and AWS to dive into more detail on the solution and see workflow examples of how you can use it.

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