By Marc M. Batschkus Tape storage has been around for decades and has evolved over that time to be the most cost-efficient and durable long-term storage available. Linear Tape Open, or LTO, is the most important format that is developed
By Marc M. Batschkus Preserving media assets is the main reason for archiving. Since archiving is a data migration it frees up space on production storage. Archiving video footage, photos and other media requires specific features to simplify browsing, searching,
By Marc M. Batschkus The post-production workflow is responsible for precious files that might have cost millions to create. Therefore, having solid protection and maximum security for this data is necessary. Since there are many options and technologies available, a
By Marc M. Batschkus Small businesses—or SMBs—need to keep their business running. For most of them, customer contacts, stock keeping, and orders are their core data. This is why SMBs especially need a data protection strategy. If this sounds too
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus QNAP offers NAS devices in a wide range of capacity and performance. They can be used as shared storage for workgroups and companies and/or as a target for a Backup. You can also combine these
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Preserving precious files for the long-term can be a challenge. The longer data resides on spinning disk, the higher the risk that it is affected by either human error or malware affecting the storage. Human
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Creating media assets takes time, effort and money. Some media might be unique and close to impossible to re-create. For these reasons, preserving the valuable assets for reference, returning customers, re-use, and monetisation of any
By Marc M. Batschkus New cameras, bigger files and an increased number of delivery formats create a challenge for entertainment data management. How do you keep all files safe with minimum effort while keeping costs low? With fast disk storage
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Working with multiple media types like photos, graphics, sound, and video can be challenging. Creating an edit with dozens or even hundreds of assets often requires the appropriate media management support to find the right
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus There is a saying that access to files is only as secure as the backup is. This is true, especially for video production, where time pressure is high, as well as the risks to accidentally
by Marc M. Batschkus Digital cameras are a hot commodity that makes creating memories easy. Nonetheless, it has created unique problems and solutions. Ever since the switch to digital cameras, photography is connected to IT and data management. Analog film
by Marc M. Batschkus Why archive data in the first place? Since archiving is a migration process, it moves files from production storage to archive storage. Saving space on production storage saves investment and keeps the number of files on
by Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Video production has some unique characteristics when it comes to filing sets. Files are usually much bigger than in most other fields, and the number of files per project is limited. If something goes wrong
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Small businesses face a lot of challenges. They have to compete with their services and presentation against much bigger companies. And, sometimes they want to look bigger than they are to attract customers. Their data
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Introduction Above all, the top reason to start archiving is to free up space on production storage. After all, having an investment in storage expansion can even make the archive pay off financially. Archive definition:
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Protecting files that were produced with considerable time and money is a no-brainer. So, why are there so many ways it is done? And, why are files still lost or hard to find? In this
Text by Dr. Marc M. BatschkusInfographic by Lana Tannir LTO Tape is more attractive than ever and applicable in more circumstances. In rapid succession, LTO-9 has appeared in addition to the already impressive LTO-8 tape standard. What are the features
by Archiware Staff Ransomware attacks impact organizations of all sizes and sectors. Out of 540 organizations in North America, Canada, the U.K. and Germany, nearly half have experienced ransomware attacks in 2016 (Osterman Research Survey).
by Marc M. Batschkus In the video industry, there is a long history of using optical media for recording and archiving clips.
by Blake Jones & Marc M. Batschkus With millions of hours of film in existence, there is always the need for a high quality scan so that the material may be re-purposed, re-distributed, referenced or monetised in any way.