Project Parking Dashboard Enables Remote Monitoring

Storage management tool provides S3 server-side encryption support and data usage information

Marquis Broadcast’s Avid Platform Certified Project Parking tool is the industry gold-standard for Avid storage management and project portability, providing project analytics, visualisation, management and archiving. It has been updated with a new dashboard feature, enabling usage tracking for Marquis Workspace Tools and Project Parking systems, which is especially useful for multi-site companies, helping to monitor their data usage. Project Parking has also enabled server-side encryption for AWS S3 and provided support for retrieval from Amazon Glacier cloud storage.

As storage capacities grow and timescales shrink, managing media and metadata has never been more important. Whether you’re a large broadcaster or a boutique post-production facility, the files you use need to be moved carefully both into and out of your projects and servers, then archived when complete. Project Parking’s new dashboard allows customers at multi-site facilities to monitor the amount of data that’s being backed up or archived at each site using Marquis Broadcast’s software applications, including Workspace Tools and Project Parking. The dashboard provides important information across all sites as to the amount of data backed up using Workspace Backup, to ensure the systems are being used correctly. It can also be used to check the amount of storage that was analysed via Project Parking at each site, along with when it was archived. This visibility helps companies track usage of their data across all their locations, potentially saving hundreds of terabytes of required storage space.

“If you’re not running Project Parking regularly, you may be wasting around 20% of your Avid NEXIS system, which has huge cost implications,” explains Paul Glasgow, sales and marketing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Project Parking’s new dashboard feature provides site-wide visibility to monitor usage of such tools, allowing companies to ensure that the whole facility is running effectively, with clever analytics to prevent duplicate and orphaned media propagating into the Workspace Sync or Backup. This saves significant amounts of storage whilst also accelerating time-critical sync backup and recovery processes.”

The latest version of Project Parking also adds S3 AWS server-side encryption support, delivering seamless management for Avid ISIS or NEXIS storage. An ideal productivity tool for film production, post and broadcast, Project Parking helps companies understand the capacity of productions and allows them to easily export projects to tier two or cloud storage to make way for a larger incoming production on valuable ISIS or NEXIS storage space. Also added is the support for the retrieval of archives from Amazon Glacier deep archive storage, helping to reduce the costs of hybrid cloud post production.

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