Big World, Small Screen

How mobile streaming is taking over the planet Infographic: Mobile Streaming By the Numbers Mobile streaming has hit the big time. Even as you read this, millions of people all over the world are viewing videos on mobile devices. And perhaps surprisingly, much of this is on smartphones. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. After all, you don’t see that many laptops or tablets out and in use on the street, bus, or train. But people are perennially glued to their phones. After the zillionth hearing of your iPhone music library, a near first-run movie on Netflix.
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media & entertainment
Mobile streaming

Somebody is Watching

Storage requirements for video surveillance data are huge and growing, fueled by continuing growth in the number of IP-based surveillance cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), dash cams, shoulder mounted police cameras and more. And, according to Gartner, 40% of the cost of video surveillance is in storage of the footage that’s captured—and by 2019, they predict that those storage requirements will increase by 50%.
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video surveillance

Like to be Entertained?

It’s amazing the choices we have today in what entertainment we can get, when, and from what devices. Keeping the massive volume of content from which we can choose available for the taking—whenever and wherever we want—is astounding; especially to those of us who used to buckle-down to finish our homework in time to gather in the family room in front of the TV to watch our favorite prime time shows….at the one time we could see them (reruns and syndication excepted). Think that data storage doesn’t affect your everyday life? All of this content, in all of the formats.
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media & entertainment
No doubt about it: The volume of digital video is growing. So is the demand for that content (and in so many formats!).  Recently, Scality issued a new piece of content for the Media & Entertainment industry. The Video Distribution & Nearline Archive eBook offers a useful overview of how object storage can support large quantities of video content. Content distribution networks (CDNs), which serve streaming audio and video on demand services, can benefit from Scality RING object storage solution in terms of Massive scalability Lower IT costs Support for mixed workloads Outstanding professional support 100% availability A host of.
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Have You Caught up with Oscar Yet?

It’s been a few weeks since the 2017 Academy Awards. Knowing which titles and artists made the list of winners is as easy as a quick look through the WINNERS & NOMINEES list on the Oscar’s website, but that’s just a jumping-off (or jumping-in) point.  Film lovers want to see, at minimum, the winning titles and artists.  Many tried to get through all of the nominees before the February 26th extravaganza, but that’s an ominous task to complete in the short period between the Janary 24th nominations announcements and the February 26th awards.  So, there are lots of die-hard movie.
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Nearline Archive
Video Distribution

Fast-Forwarding Enterprise Backup

A revolution is in the offing for one of the most time-honored and familiar IT rituals: data backup. As Digital Business continues to multiply the volume of incoming data, the average enterprise backup has reached a petabyte or more in scale.
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Backup
Jérôme Lecat

Lessons Learned at SC14

This is not an audience of trade show tire-kickers but one of supercomputing specialists who continuously push technology to its limits to solve some of the greatest scientific challenges.
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Campaign storage
Distributed Computing
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Global Enterprise Cloud

Global Enterprise Cloud fully leverages the flexibility of Software-defined Storage and enables companies to replace storage silos with a single, scalable storage system that supports mixed workloads for multiple applications. Over the past decade, enterprise data centers have evolved into complex environments, designed to serve multiple workloads that include shared file storage, backup & archiving, compute virtualization, B2C cloud offerings and many legacy applications. Running such heterogeneous storage environments is inefficient and puts a heavy burden on the storage TCO.
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Global Enterprise Cloud

Distributed Computing

In the early dates of computer use, time was shared on – often a single – very expensive resource and serial processing was the norm. Current technologies and computing have become increasingly parallel and distributed, however: by running processes in parallel, more complex computation can be done. But this is harder than it looks and the HPC community is having a hard time keeping its promises. The exceptions to this are called “Embarrassingly Parallel problems” such as Genomics simulations, Biology, Electronics problems etc. The industry is realizing more and more that algorithms will need to be changed to promote distributed computing and.
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Distributed Computing

Web and Cloud Services

The cloud-computing paradigm has disrupted the technology landscape by changing how we build and consume technology. Google, Amazon, and other advanced service providers are powering this accelerated pace with a new model of IT: one based entirely on standard servers, powered by independent software, where the infrastructure is a utility at the service of applications through programmatic interfaces. Web application and cloud service providers are now deploying similar architectures. Web application providers at scale want the operational cost benefit of deploying their own infrastructure instead of paying the hidden cost of public cloud services. Cloud service providers need to expand their.
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Web and Cloud Services

Content Distribution

Content Distribution (or Content Delivery) refers to providing digital data to geographically distributed end users. Content Distribution can be in support of scale-out web applications or for digital media streaming services, including new non-linear content distribution models such as NDVR/NPVR and VoD. Key in the delivery of much of digital data is the service provided by Content Distribution Networks (CDNs). The architecture of a CDN, described in the simplest form, consists of two essential storage components: Origin Servers, which contain all the data, and Edge Servers, which are smaller faster servers, deployed closer to users and serve as a cache. Origin.