Neil Blake and Ben Lloyd look to build brand awareness in the Americas and EMEA
Marquis Broadcast, the leading manufacturer of media and metadata management tools for post-production and broadcast, has expanded its team with the appointments of Neil Blake and Ben Lloyd as Business Development managers. Neil will be working with the major resellers in the Americas region, while Ben will focus on sales in EMEA. They are both looking to increase the reach of the company’s key workflow and post-production tools, namely Medway, Parking and Edit Bridge.
What if …… my Post House went ‘off line’ one day?
With the scale of shared 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 in the post production facility can often run into millions of pounds. It represents a significant ‘concentration of risk’. Ever shortening and demanding delivery schedules has meant the risk to a major post production business from IT failures or environmental hazards such as fire or flood, or even human error, 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. The advent of 4K workflows has made the problem even larger.
Marquis Broadcast will launch Parking V5, its range of Avid storage management products, at IBC 2016 on booth 7.G05.
Project Parking archives, moves and restores Avid projects and analyses and manages media to optimise edit storage utilisation, Project Parking is certified and supported by Avid and used around the world to help manage Avid edit storage. Also in the Parking range, is Workspace Parking: Marquis’ ‘set & forget’ disaster recovery solution for Avid workspaces designed to get editors back up and running in minutes. The Parking family of products backs-up and protects over 30 PetaBytes of both ISIS and NEXIS storage worldwide.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, has announced that it has been selected as an Avid® Alliance Partner and that Marquis’ Project Parking, which is used around the world to cost effectively manage Avid storage, has been certified by Avid and will be distributed through Avid’s sales channels.
Marquis Broadcast is to exhibit at Broadcast Asia for the first time this year in order to forge new relationships as part of a wider push into the Asian marketplace.
Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast explains: “We have a number of high-profile broadcast clients in the region and we plan to extend our reach by introducing our whole product range for the first time. We are keen to meet new partners and also take time to understand the needs of direct customers and look forward to making new contacts at the show.”
Marquis Broadcast will demonstrate the following solutions at Broadcast Asia on the Danmon Group stand 5A1-01.
Marquis Broadcast has extended its partnership with XenData, the global provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, to enable smarter project based Avid archiving with XenData’s new DX-240 near-line disk archive which provides up to 240 TB of RAID with continuous backup to LTO or the Amazon Cloud. The DX-240 provides the performance of RAID with continuous data protection.
Marquis Broadcast will demonstrate new developments for its disaster recovery solution for Avid edit storage, Workspace Parking, at NAB this year. Workspace Parking Server which offers all the benefits of Workspace Parking through remote access, plus Workspace Parking Sync which takes an exact copy of all content on one workspace and copies it to another keeping the destination workspace in sync with the source, will both be on show on booth SL8730 for the first time.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced the Danish Public Broadcaster, has selected Workspace Backup, Marquis’ ‘set & forget’ disaster recovery solution for Avid workspaces. The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now using Workspace Backup as a back-up and restore solution for half a petabyte, every day, from its three ISIS/Interplay systems.
“Previously, we exploited an in-house built solution, however, it had reached capacity and restoring projects was cumbersome,” confirms Gert Hansen, team leader R&D Media Systems. “Now Workspace Backup backs-up and restores our three ISIS/Interplay systems with 350 Media Composers connected and a total capacity around 600 TB.”
While the thought of fire or flood strikes fear into the heart of those responsible for managing IT infrastructures, the fact is that simple equipment malfunction, like the failure of a disk drive, or even human error itself, are by far the most common causes of local outages. Having a robust major disaster recovery plan in place is of course an essential business process in today’s digitally driven world, however, it is also important to understand how data will be retrieved in the event of more mundane issues too.
The fact is that with tight production deadlines few post houses or broadcasters could afford to start a project from scratch if their primary edit storage were to go down. As a result, many organisations have a significant vulnerability when it comes to maintaining business continuity.