When a user locates an asset in the Mediabank asset management solution, it is a proxy that is visible to the user. The reasons are several, a proxy is much faster to load into the media player if the user wishes to view it, and viewing and loading a proxy also secures that the original asset remains untampered with. (A proxy is a copy of the original with lower bandwidth)
Since the workspaces only display the proxies, the original asset could be at a different storage location.
Mediabank utilizes several types of storage solutions:
- High-Velocity storage space
- High-Density storage space
- Amazon Glacier optional storage space (Not for Basic price plan customers)
- Amazon Deep Glacier optional backup space (Not for Basic price plan customers)
High-velocity storage - A high-speed storage, enabling instant access to all your Media content. Enabling services like Review & Approval, Live ingest, Automation, M-boxes, and Proxy files for archive browsing, etc. The basic customer gets 1 TB included in their monthly fee. Professional and Enterprise customers may need considerable more when utilizing additional services as Live or File Ingest.
High-density storage - When your media content no longer has the "top market" value, you may move them to a high-density storage service with reduced bandwidth/speed resulting in a certain amount of delay in retrieval time, but the upside is storage at a lower cost.
Amazon Glacier storage - This is an alternative to the Mediabank High-Density storage. Customers may achieve storage at a lower cost, but the retrieval cost is higher.
Amazon Deep Glacier - A low-cost choice of a backup solution when using Mediabank could be the Amazon Deep Glacier. Due to its very long retrieval/extraction times, it is unsuitable for day to day business.
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