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Hybrid Cloud Asset & Archive Management

DNAfabric and Hybrid Cloud

DNAfabric combines multiple cloud providers enabling a hybrid platform for asset
management and archive. This hybrid approach delivers enterprise grade tools at a fraction
of the cost and complexity of traditional approaches.

Sync for Media
Applications

Avid, Adobe,
DaVinci and more

Cloud shared workspaces is a synchronization platform designed to sync Avid, Adobe, DaVinci media and projects across multiple sites and cloud. It enables seamless collaboration for geographically spread creative groups without manual file transfers for ingest, editorial, graphics, grading, color and export.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR CREATIVES

  • Share hi-res/lo-res media
  • Distributed project/bin locking
  • Versioning for previous copies
  • Use across central, remote, and cloud
  • Accelerated transfers with auto-restarts
  • Automated and incremental
  • Application agnostic
  • End user deployable

HOW IT WORKS

Enterprise grade asset management & archive at dramatically lower costs

DNAfabric Hybrid Platform

DNAfabric checks in hi-res or proxy assets across different cloud providers enabling hybrid workflows for MAM and archive.

MAM Cloud

Frame.IO enables media rich proxy and metadata views for creative users.

Hi-Res Cloud

Hi-res cloud providers enable cost effective storage and access to hi-res masters.

Hybrid MAM

Index On-Premise Assets with Frame.IO

DNAfabric indexes on-premise storage including NAS,SAN, HDDs, Camera Cards
while building a proxy and metadata view in Frame.IO

1. On-Premise Indexing

DNAfabric Indexers scan and index on-prem storage e.g. NAS/SAN, HDDs, camera cards.

2. Proxy Upload

DNAfabric uploads proxy files to Frame.IO in the same folder format as the on-prem storage. No hi-res assets leave the on-premise storage.

3. Proxy View & Search

Proxy assets can be searched, previewed, shared and logged directly in Frame.IO cloud.

4. Hi-Res Linkback

Proxy assets located directly in Frame.IO cloud can be linked back to the hi-res assets on-premise.

Deep Archive with AWS, Azure, Google, Wasabi Index/Proxy with Frame.IO

DNAfabric enables hi-res archiving to cloud providers specializing in long term storage (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Wasabi)
while storing a proxy/lo-res copy in Frame.IO.

 

1. Proxy Archive

DNAfabric uploads a proxy version to Frame.IO. Folders, Avid/ Adobe projs, AAFs are supported for proxy archive.

2. Hi-Res Archive

Hi-res masters are uploaded to an alternate deep storage cloud provider enabling a more cost effective strategy for hi-res assets.

3. Proxy Search

Frame.IO provides a rich search and collaboration interface to the archived assets. End users can self serve and locate assets as needed.

4. Hi-Res Linkback

Located assets can be linked back to the hi-res master. DNAfabric can optionally leave behind a stub file on the on-premise storage as well.

5. Hi-Res Retrieve

Single assets or entire projects can be retrieved from deep storage cloud providers. DNAfabric automatically handles retrieves from AWS Glacier/Glacier Deep and Azure Cold Archive.

DNAfabric enables a lo-res/hi-res conform workflow utilizing Frame.IO’s proxy creation pipeline and
automated synchronization to and Frame.IO

 

1. Hi-Res Upload

Hi-res assets are uploaded by DNAfabric via automated sync jobs to Frame.IO.

2. Proxy Creation

Frame.IO creates multi-res proxies for all uploaded assets

3. Lo-Res Download

DNAfabric auto-downloads low-res proxies at a resolution determined by the remote users.

4. Hi-Res Conform

DNAfabric assists in the conform of the hi-res assets based on an ALE/EDL.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR ADMINISTRATORS

  • Central administrator web console
  • Built-in WAN acceleration
  • View, edit, log all job and user actions
  • Simplified networking with minimal port configuration
  • Bring your own cloud cache provider
  • Minimize security holes with no in-bound ports configuration needed
  • Scales to hundreds of users via cloud cached model

FAQ

Hybrid Cloud Asset Management

What is hybrid cloud asset management?

Hybrid cloud asset management utilizes a cloud-based asset management provider e.g. Frame.IO to enable indexing of on-premise assets or alternatively enables seamless exchange of assets between on-premise storage and the cloud provider. DNAfabric manages on-premise indexing and/or asset movement between on-premise and cloud.

How does hybrid cloud asset management replace traditional asset management?

Hybrid cloud asset management is a concept that breaks away from the traditional on-premise asset management strategy. On-premise asset management can be expensive and complex to setup. Rather, DNAfabric creates a seamless data flow and index of on-premise assets and a cloud MAM provider such as Frame.IO. This enables the following advantages.

What are the advantages of a hybrid cloud MAM strategy?

A hybrid cloud MAM strategy relies on cloud services with little to no initial setup or complexity to scale. Following are a few key benefits:

  • Minimal to no servers or storage to setup.
  • Little to no initial cost.
  • No on-premise footprint to maintain.

What types of hybrid MAM workflows can be enabled?

  • On-Premise Hi Res, Cloud Based Proxy
    • In this workflow, DNAfabric indexes on-premise storage and hi-res assets without transferring hi-res assets to the cloud.
    • First, proxies are created for the hi-res assets on-premise.
    • Secondly, proxies are correlated and synced to the cloud MAM following the same directory tree and naming convention.
    • Lastly, a link is created from the proxy asset to easily locate the on-premise hi-res asset.
  • On-Premise Stub, Cloud Based Hi-res and Proxy
    • In this workflow, the entire hi-res asset is synced to the cloud. The cloud MAM e.g. Frame.IO auto-creates proxies for the hi-res assets.
    • First, the hi-res asset is synced to the cloud MAM.
    • Secondly, the on-premise hi-res asset is replaced with a stub file.
    • Thirdly, the cloud MAM e.g. Frame.IO creates a proxy for hi-res asset in the cloud and optionally can also archive the hi-res asset to a lower cost storage.
    • Lastly, if assets need to be retrieved, they can be downloaded directly from the cloud MAM or alternatively synced down via DNAfabric.

Which file-systems can be indexed?

DNAfabric can interface with, index and incrementally watch any open file-system including camera cards, removable drives, NAS, SAN.

How do proxies get created and uploaded?

DNAfabric does not create the proxy media. To create proxies simply utilize a transcoder e.g. Adobe Media Encoder, Davinci Resolve. Once the proxies are created, utilize DNAfabric to select the source directory and proxy folder. DNAfabric correlates the proxy and hi-res, creating the same directory tree in the cloud with either hi-res or proxy content.

Hybrid Cloud Archive Management

What is hybrid cloud archive management?

Hybrid cloud archive management utilizes one or more cloud providers to enable a hybrid, best of breed archive strategy. DNAfabric utilizes a MAM cloud e.g. Frame.IO to create a searchable catalog of lo-res proxies while storing hires/masters in a more cost-effective cloud provider e.g. AWS S3 Glacier, Azure Blob Archive.

Which cloud providers can be used for lo-res/proxies?

DNAfabric uses Frame.IO to enable a browsable, searchable proxy view of the archive.

Which cloud providers can be used for the hi-res assets?

DNAfabric numerous cloud providers for storing hi-res assets. This includes the following:

  • AWS S3
  • Azure Blob
  • Google Cloud Object
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • Box
  • S3 Compatible (e.g. Minio)

How are the proxies created?

DNAfabric does not create the proxy media. To create proxies simply utilize a transcoder e.g. Adobe Media Encoder, Davinci Resolve. Once the proxies are created, utilize DNAfabric to select the source directory and proxy folder. DNAfabric correlates the proxy and hi-res, creating the same directory tree in the cloud for hi-res (in the archive cloud) or proxy (in the MAM cloud).

How is the lo-res proxy associated with the hi-res asset and how are retrieves performed?

DNAfabric stores a web url with every asset in Frame.IO. This allows users to link back to the original asset and initiate a retrieve.

How do proxies get created and uploaded?

DNAfabric does not create the proxy media. To create proxies simply utilize a transcoder e.g. Adobe Media Encoder, Davinci Resolve. Once the proxies are created, utilize DNAfabric to select the source directory and proxy folder. DNAfabric correlates the proxy and hi-res, creating the same directory tree in the cloud with either hi-res or proxy content.