New functionality in Parking V5 includes the addition of Avid workspace synchronisation. Workspace Parking Sync intelligently and automatically synchronises production critical workspaces to different locations. This new process allows entire workspaces or selected folders on a source Avid system to be synchronised to workspaces in a second location. As the Workspace Parking Sync identifies changes on local workspaces, it pushes these to the remote system, including all file creations, modifications and deletions. Backup locations can also be defined per job rather than per Workspace Parking instance and users can create an exclusion list of file patterns for Workspace Backup.
“By leveraging our expertise in Avid Interplay and ISIS/NEXIS integration Marquis is the world’s first company to provide enterprise class business continuity for Avid Workspaces,” explains Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast.
In the context of a major outage, Workspace Parking Sync offers the best value insurance policy against loss of time critical ‘in production’ workspaces and assets. It is the first time an intelligent business continuity solution has been developed for Avid shared storage. In the event of failure in a primary location, the editor can connect to an identical workspace in a second location and production work can continue without any outage. The client simply selects the frequency of the synchronisation typically 30 minutes based on available bandwidth.
“With the scale of Avid storage and number of concurrent editing clients increasing so dramatically over recent years, the amount of ‘work in progress’ and the value of the ‘in production’ assets often runs into millions of dollars,” explains Paul Glasgow, sales & marketing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Ever shortening and demanding delivery schedules has meant the risk to a major post production business from IT failures or environmental hazards has become intensified to an almost un-insurable risk. For top post companies simply backing up data or implementing a disaster recovery scheme has become too crude, too slow, and too late as it may take several days to restore work in progress.”
Marquis’ clients include the likes of the BBC, ITV, Discovery, NBC Universal, BR, ZDF, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, YLE, Warner Bros., Envy Post Production, The Farm and Scripps Networks.
To find out more please see: www.marquisbroadcast.com/ibc or see Marquis’ full range of Parking solutions at IBC2016.