Media and Entertainment

QStar is the Right Choice for Digital Archiving for File-based Workflow

The media and entertainment industry covers a wide variety of companies; from traditional print media to television, radio, film, video games and advertising. The creation of content is both time consuming and expensive. The capacities of digital assets are becoming increasingly larger as film and photography use higher resolutions. Digital Archives must securely protect these valuable digital assets and still allow content to be quickly and easily accessible from the archive for re-use.

QStar Archive Manager software solutions protects the digital content you create while delivering a highly scalable, cost-effective archive that allows you to search and retrieve content quickly and easily.

QStar Archive Manager software virtualizes any archive technology and presents it through a platform specific drive share or mount point. Creative users, editors and administrators can see file shares and can easily search, find and recall digital data directly from the archive using CIFS or NFS. No proprietary applications are required. Raw and edited video content can be stored directly into the archive at any time during the creative process. Even when a file has been moved to an offline local store or offsite vault, QStar maintains its location and the asset still appears to be online.

QStar Archive Replicator can be used to replicate files to cloud storage or off-site archives, using tape for example, which further protects an organizations significant investment.

QStar Archive Manager and Archive Replicator support tape, optical, RDX, disk, object storage and cloud storage. One or more archive technology can be used to create multiple media tiers or a hybrid archive, in accordance with our 3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice.

QStar Network Migrator allows organizations to create policies which will automatically move content from primary storage to near-line and deep archival storage—both disk and tape.

By using Network Migrator, primary storage capacities can be optimized, high performance workflows are maintained, and valuable content is securely preserved into the archive for later re-use.

QStar archive management software integrates seamlessly with Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, adapting to your facility’s workflow needs. The QStar software is operating system independent and can run directly on servers using Windows, Linux, UNIX or Mac.

QStar supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS) in Windows and Linux environments.  LTFS is an open-source data format that provides a file system interface to data stored on LTO tape media. More about QStar LTFS support.

The Archiving Experts at QStar are here to help, please contact us to learn more.