Media and entertainment is one industry generating and moving vast amounts of data at the edge. This episode of Utilizing Edge brings Jimmy Fusil of Tsecond into a discussion with Alastair Cooke and Stephen Foskett about the unique data challenges in media and entertainment. There is a great need for local processing, secure data transport, and efficient storage utilization in managing the ever-increasing volume of data generated during film and TV production. The podcast explores the continued relevance of physical media, like tape, for long-term archiving, while also emphasizing the security measures necessary to protect creative privacy and prevent potential plot leaks in the industry. Fusil also discusses Tsecond’s groundbreaking product, Bryck, a portable NVMe storage device capable of holding up to a petabyte of data with a remarkable 40GBps data transfer speed. The discussion highlights how Bryck’s high-performance storage facilitates on-device data processing, ensuring quick backups and maintaining data integrity. It’s critical to consider edge storage solutions like Bryck in many data-intensive sectors beyond media and entertainment as well.
Addressing Data Challenges in Media and Entertainment
This episode of Utilizing Edge features Jimmy Fusil from Tsecond, who explores technology solutions designed to mitigate the high-volume data challenges faced by the media and entertainment industry. Highlighting the importance of local processing, secure data transport, and the effective utilization of storage media, the discussion centers around unique solutions like Tsecond’s portable storage device, Bryck, capable of holding up to a petabyte of data with high-speed transfer capabilities.
The media and entertainment (M&E) sector is an interesting area of edge computing since it involves managing large volumes of data generated in modern film or TV production. With three to five terabytes of data generated per day, the industry is compelled to address the logistical challenges of data movement and management, with a particular emphasis on pre-processing or local data processing due to bandwidth constraints or connectivity issues. The adoption of portable mini data centers or broadcast trucks for on-site data processing reflects this emphasis.
In exploring potential solutions, the discussion introduces Tsecond’s Bryck, a high-performance, portable NVMe storage device that can hold up to a petabyte of data with a 40GBps data transfer speed. The analogy between Bryck and removable camera media positions Bryck as a more advanced storage solution for the voluminous high-definition data generated during film production. Additionally, Bryck’s high-performance storage capabilities can facilitate direct on-device data processing, leading to efficient parallel processing and data transfer. This solution fast-forwards the backup process, providing a sense of safety and data integrity that’s pivotal to the film industry.
This industry also demonstrates continued relevance of physical media, like tape, for long-term archiving and backups due to its cost-effectiveness and data integrity. Considering the security aspects surrounding data movement in the industry, the discussion highlights the tech’s ability to safeguard against potential plot leaks or violations of creative privacy. The episode concludes by emphasizing the unique challenges and solutions in the media and entertainment sector. There is also great potential in technologies like Bryck in other data-intensive sectors, signaling a broader applicability of such edge computing solutions.
- Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Gestalt IT and Organizer of Tech Field Day. Find Stephen’s writing at GestaltIT.com and on Twitter at @SFoskett.
- Alastair Cooke, independent analyst and consultant working with virtualization and data center technologies. Connect with Alastair on LinkedIn and Twitter. Read his articles on his website.
- Jimmy Fusil, M&E Expert and Business Development Manager at Tsecond. You can connect with Jimmy on LinkedIn and learn more about Tsecond on their website.
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