Multi-Location Workflow Jon Jannaway 2017-06-14T12:07:38-05:00
In many cases, work performed on a project takes place in multiple physical locations. Large production companies often have work going on in different buildings, cities or even countries. On the other end of the spectrum, innovative editors may do their best work using a home-based editing suite, only to ship it off for finishing by another specialist working from another home-based suite.
By leveraging the networking and security capabilities of the EVO shared storage system, storage in remote locations can be mounted and used as if it were local. Performance depends on the speed of the connecting network. This is a perfect solution for users that need to push or pull files to another location.
Key Solution Features
Cloud integration with included ShareBrowser media management software (Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Drive, others)
Use Slingshot — built-in workflow automation task builder and API to move data to Amazon S3/Glacier, FTP, and other storage systems
Built-in FTP, SFTP, and FXP
Share storage over the internet
Key Solution Benefit
Collaborate more effectively between locations, even though separated by distance
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