Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced it will launch Workspace Parking, its new set & forget disaster recovery solution for Avid workspaces, plus a host of storage analysis tools at NAB 2015.
Managing many projects and trying to keep track of hours of content while at the same time protecting such media assets is a real challenge for broadcasters and post houses around the world, confirms Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. As a result, many organisations have a significant vulnerability when it comes to maintaining business continuity.
Archiving the workspace onto tape is a common IT solution, continues Steele. However, as one 24 hour news channel told us: In a disaster recovery scenario, the only option to get key projects back on-line would be to restore our entire back-up, which would take about two weeks. Workspace Parking, our new set & forget disaster recovery solution has been designed to get editors back up and running in minutes.
Workspace Parking uses a standard, open folder structure to store the back-up of entire workspaces. Individual projects or bins of older versions of projects can then be easily identified, and restored to an ISIS or laptop immediately, providing a complete and rapid business continuity solution.
Workspace Parking ensures a complete backup of every project by analysing and identifying all information and media on a workspace and any projects associated with that media, in addition to content referenced by those projects. Because the analysis system runs regularly, every time new and associated media comes online this is included in the backup. Incremental analysis of the changes to the workspace and each project means automated nightly back-ups can be completed in a fraction of the time of a full backup. Text (SMS) or email status updates are provided as required.
Up until now, our popular solution, Project Parking, has been instrumental in helping editors to analyse and manage projects and media on their edit storage, explains Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. However, for the first time, the launch of Workspace Parking will now enable Avid users to back-up entire workspaces, while allowing individual projects or bins to be restored, providing a complete, automated disaster recovery system.
The introduction of Workspace Parking has also allowed us to adjust our pricing structure, so clients with smaller storage and only requiring project archive functionality can continue to purchase Project Parking at a lower cost. For further information see: www.marquisbroadcast.com