Transform Production Work-in-Progress and Media Archiving with an Open, High Performance, Cloud Ecosystem

The Media Innovation Cloud Alliance is a coalition of best-of-breed companies focused on integrating media processing technologies across multiple clouds, at a price/performance ratio vastly superior to traditional cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Peered Connections, Reduced Costs

To enable media companies to more affordably leverage the power of independent cloud services, the alliance partners have committed to reducing or eliminating data transfer fees for mutual customers.

Partners

The founding Media Innovation Cloud Alliance partners deliver services that span the media lifecycle from content transfer and ingest to editing and transformation to playback and delivery to archiving and library management.

Click on the logo for any given partner below to learn more about their solutions, and why they’ve joined the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance.

“Out of the many public cloud storage services that Acembly supports, Wasabi’s Cloud Storage without a doubt delivers the most cost effective storage product to the market. We’ve put a lot of energy into our partnership with Wasabi and for good reason. As we think about the future, Acembly is focused on delivering high value features, ease of use and affordability for any size business. Wasabi’s product offering is a perfect fit for that model,” Patrick Kennedy, CEO | Co-Founder, acembly.com

Acembly provides cost-effective cloud management as-a-service enabling users to move video assets from on-prem storage to cloud storage and from cloud to cloud with full cost analysis and control. Acembly also includes an integrated high speed file transfer service to maximize data transfer speeds and lightweight MAM functionality for metadata management and search.

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Archiware provides data synchronization, backup and archival software suite for Media & Entertainment. The P5 Archive and P5 Backup support file servers as well as Direct Attached Storage, SAN and NAS and storage targets including disk, tape and cloud.

Cinnafilm, Inc. is a global leader in innovative video optimization solutions for television, film, and multimedia delivery. Harnessing the unmatched computing power of modern graphics cards, Cinnafilm’s patented, 100% file-based software solutions are rapidly changing the field of high-quality image processing. Cinnafilm software is in use today at many of the world’s premier, forward-thinking studios and networks, solving a wide variety of very complex imaging problems including but not limited to restoration and bitrate optimization, noise removal and texture-matching for digital cinema and film, and automatic retiming and standards conversions within real-time transcode workflows.

“Wasabi is a truly differentiated cloud-storage provider that empowers clients we are helping migrate off their legacy on-premise archive systems. By leveraging Wasabi, they need not concern themselves with out of control egress fees while our Software Defined Archive platform enables multi-cloud workflows selecting the best-possible solution for each storage tier.”

Cloudfirst is a unique end-to-end services and solutions provider focused on next-generation digital archive strategies. The Rapid Migrate solution enables efficient massive-scale asset migration off legacy archive platforms to Wasabi cloud storage while sustaining existing production operations and mitigating technical risk. The Cloudfirst Software Defined Archive (SDA) platform enables cognitive management of media assets across on-premise, private cloud, public cloud or hybrid.

A global company, Dalet offers solutions and services that enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of their assets

eMAM™ is a media asset management platform that gives users powerful tools to find and use lightweight proxy or native resolution media from any number of local or cloud storage and archive systems. With scores of best-in-breed integrations, eMAM can provide complete integrated media workflows locally or in the cloud. eMAM can scale from a small system to one designed to meet the needs of the largest organizations.

Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology launched in 2003 with a vision to bring affordable, advanced network shared storage to post production and content creation professionals working in media and entertainment. Over the past decade, the company has evolved into an industry-leading provider of cost-effective, high performance video shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets.

“Since our inception in 2000, FileCatalyst has always been committed to innovation through integration as well as embracing the Cloud as a viable means of sharing large files for media workflows. Joining the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance signifies our continued dedication to this mission, and we are happy to be recognized in the Alliance with so many great like-mindeded companies” – Elton Carneiro, Dir. Strategic Partnerships and Cloud Services, Filecatalyst

FileCatalyst is an Emmy Award winning file transfer acceleration technology and service. FileCatalyst accelerates and optiomizes file transfers across global networks without regard to packet loss or latency. FileCatalyst sends files hundreds of times faster than traditional methods such as FTP, HTTP or CIFS while ensuring security and reliability.

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GrayMeta is a forward-thinking data company that powers automated metadata collection using artificial intelligence and machine learning – representing a new way of creating and extracting metadata across the enterprise.

IMT is an internationally recognized leader in delivering complex technology solutions to the Media and Entertainment industry. The IMT team is skilled in all the disciplines required for a modern media operation, including networking, storage, media asset management, metadata, transcoding, file transfer, and archiving.

“Levels Beyond is proud to announce Reach Engine as an integrated front end for the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance. We are thrilled to work with Wasabi because of their laser-focus on driving down costs while radically improving performance to meet the intense needs of media customers. The next-generation media cloud is here, and we are excited to be a part of the Alliance that’s making the cloud the first choice for media companies in 2019 and beyond.” – Art Raymond, CEO, Levels Beyond

Reach Engine, by Levels Beyond, is a powerful media production platform that orchestrates the entire production cycle enabling teams to easily organize, find, share, produce and distribute digital media. Reach Engine workflows are exposed as REST API calls for integration with a host of other cloud-based media services to orchestrate and automate the production cycle through an intuitive UI. Producers can use Reach Engine to move files automatically in and out of Wasabi cloud storage, schedule and automate media processing jobs, control user and client access, and more. Reach Engine also serves as a highly intelligent archive manager with visual search and retrieval features.

“We’re extremely proud to be joining this alliance with Wasabi and our technology peers. As file size and volumes continue to grow, the ability to move content between cloud storage and cloud services, and often back again, must be cost-efficient and seamless in order to provide customers the options and flexibility they expect in a cloud-centric architecture. Partnering with the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance helps us to accelerate real-world deployment of integrated solutions that harness the latest technologies, and drive the genuine operational and financial efficiencies that our video-centric common customers search for.”

Masstech provides optimized content storage management solutions for M&E. FlashNet media object storage and archive application automates content storage and ensures that content is always stored in the most cost-effective and operationally efficient location across disk, tape and cloud. MassStore is a content management solution for both video and non-video assets and related information. An intuitive, HTML5 browser-based interface enables functions ranging from content searching and metadata editing to video playback and transcoding.

Marquis moves media and metadata between different systems in broadcast and post-production workflows.

Ortana Media Group is based in North Acton, West London. Developing a number of flagship products, including their MAM and orchestration solution – Cubix, they also specialise in providing ITIL based enterprise level support structures and professional services within the media and broadcast sectors.

Packet is the leading provider of bare metal cloud compute. The company fully automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization, multi-tenancy or unnecessary abstraction layers which compromise performance. Packet deploys over 60,000 bare metal instances per month from its 18+ global locations, with provisioning times in as little as 60 seconds. Packet is connected to Wasabi hot cloud storage directly over a high-capacity, low-latency fiber network with no transfer fees between compute and storage. The integrated joint offering allows editors, VFX artists, and developers to benefit from a superior price/performance solution with the power to choose from best-of-breed applications partners.

“At Primestream, our integrated solution lets customers focus on how to tell a great story rather that battling with the complexity of deploying cloud-based storage systems. Wasabi makes object storage simple to implement, configure and budget. Together, our solutions make managing media easier for the customer.” – Namdev Lisman, Co-Founder, North America Sales, Primestream.

Primestream asset management solutions are scalable and highly configurable across markets, platforms, and infrastructure. Primestream integrates and manages locally shared media with remote and cloud based repositories managing synchronization, metadata, and versions throughout the entire production lifecycle. With a long history in media creation workflow, Primestream combines best-in-class technology with proven reliability to help optimize media creativity for enterprise, digital media, sports and broadcast markets world-wide.

Scalar is Canada’s leading IT solution provider, focused on security, infrastructure, and cloud. Founded in 2004, Scalar is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Sohonet is the world’s largest independent media network, allowing Sohonet’s 450+ customers to collaborate on feature film and TV productions with speed, security and delivery assurance. Sohonet Media Network is a point-to-point service with the ability to change endpoints/partners instantly – providing predictable delivery times and cost. With offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Sydney, and Vancouver, Sohonet covers the media production centres of the world.

Versity is a leading independent large archive software company focused on building scalable data storage solutions. Versity Storage Manager (VSM) is a next generation large scale archive data management tool for cost effectively protecting massive data collections on any mix of storage devices and cloud services. VSM interfaces with existing enterprise business applications and backup solutions through a standard POSIX file system interface, making it easy to expose low cost archival storage resources to end users. Rich and flexible archive policies optimize the flow of data both in and out of cloud storage services and archival storage devices such as tape libraries, disk arrays, and on premise object storage systems. VSM’s ability to broker data across a diverse mix of archival storage systems enables customers to optimize performance, reliability, and cost factors for different types of data and different users while always maintaining independence from storage hardware vendors and cloud providers.

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price and up to 6x the speed of Amazon S3 with no additional hidden fees. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi focuses solely on providing the world’s best cloud storage platform. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

“When XenData software is combined with Wasabi object storage, we provide a cost effective active archive that works with all file based applications and can additionally be used to mirror any accessible file system to the cloud,” Phil Storey, CEO, XenData

XenData is a global provider of highly scalable digital archive solutions optimized for media and entertainment and other applications that require very high capacity file storage. XenData hybrid archive systems span on-premise RAID, LTO libraries and Wasabi hot cloud storage for cost effective and secure, long-term retention of media assets. The XenData Cloud File Gateway allows file-based applications to utilize Wasabi hot cloud storage without modification and under a single global namespace.

Join the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance

If you're a cloud provider interested in joining the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance, we would like to hear from you.

Levels Beyond is proud to announce Reach Engine as an integrated front end for the Media Innovation Cloud Alliance. We are thrilled to work with Wasabi because of their laser-focus on driving down costs while radically improving performance to meet the intense needs of media customers. The next-generation media cloud is here, and we are excited to be a part of the Alliance that’s making the cloud the first choice for media companies in 2019 and beyond.

— Art Raymond, CEO, Levels Beyond

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