Academy Award-winning production company chooses Workspace Backup as ‘no-nonsense’ Avid backup solution for its film and television work
Zentropa in Denmark is one of the leading post-production companies in Europe, winning the most prestigious awards on the international film scene and producing over 200 films to date. The company has recently invested in Workspace Backup from Marquis Broadcast, to take backups of Avid work-in-progress as part of its disaster recovery plan. Although feature film work for both the national and international markets are its main focus, Zentropa also produces TV documentaries and series, along with music videos, so needed a simple automated backup system that could provide a daily backup of all projects and media files.
Advanced risk mitigation and protection for Avid ISIS and NEXIS storage
Workspace Tools from Marquis Broadcast, the leading manufacturer of media and metadata management tools for post-production and broadcast, has been upgraded to protect Avid® ISIS® / NEXIS™ work in progress. Combining Workspace Backup and Workspace Sync tools, the system offers the highest level of resilience and protection whilst providing the industry’s fastest recovery time when measured against the hardest performance benchmark – recovery to live production. Marquis will be demonstrating this new system on stand 7.G05 at IBC2017.
Advanced risk mitigation and protection for Avid storage
Workspace Tools are specifically developed to protect Avid ISIS / NEXIS work in progress. They offer the highest level of resilience and protection whilst providing the industry’s fastest recovery time when measured against the hardest performance benchmark: recovery to live production.
Marquis Broadcast has announced leading UK post production house, ENVY, has installed Marquis’ Project Parking and Workspace Tools to guarantee business continuity of high value productions. ENVY’s award winning post production work includes factual, drama, comedy, documentaries and light entertainment and some of the company’s most viewed content includes: The Voice UK, Gogglebox and The Supervet.
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 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.”