Digital Storage in Professional Media & Entertainment

Presented by

Tom Coughlin, SSSI member, Coughlin Associates

About this talk

This talk gives an overview of the growth of digital storage demand and performance for all aspects of the digital media and entertainment (M&E) industry. The implications of ever higher resolution content processed in today’s digital media workflow from content capture, ingest, editing and post production, content delivery as well as archive and preservation will be examined. Some results from a recently completed survey of M&E professionals conducted by Coughlin Associates will be presented to show current status and developing trends in this highly demanding and storage intensive industry. There is a growing trend toward the use of network storage rather than direct attached storage for many performance-oriented M&E applications as the capabilities of storage networks has improved and costs have dropped. The development of the digital storage hierarchy to support these activities has led to the use of many types of storage devices including capacity hard disk drives, performance hard disk drives, optical discs and magnetic tape. In addition to these traditional storage media and systems flash memory has emerged as a strong storage contender, particularly in rugged content capture devices as well as in high performance content delivery systems.

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