The Advantages of Hybrid Cloud Storage for Media Archives

How WGBH Boston Built a Hybrid Cloud Active Archive to Accelerate Media Workflows and Leverage Metadata for Fast Search

Shane Miner, Senior Director of Technical Services at WGBH
Jon Toor, CMO at Cloudian

Public media powerhouse WGBH Boston produces more than 50% of all PBS programming. The station’s many production teams shared a common archive, which strained the IT team’s ability to keep pace with the growing rate of ingest. Media retrieval time and data protection was a challenge as well. WGBH’s research led them to object storage — HyperStore from Cloudian — which offered what WGBH needed.

Shane Miner from WGBH really goes into the details in this webinar. He discusses the pros and cons of different approaches to cloud storage and shares slides showing the station’s storage workflow before and after the new system was installed. His presentation offers a valuable inside look at their thought process.

Webinar talking points include:

  • The pros and cons of on-premise, cloud and hybrid approaches
  • Diagrams of ingest-to-archive workflow, before and after
  • How to integrate disaster recovery
  • Benefits of metadata enrichment and monetization

wgbh media workflow

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