The amount of digital content created by media & entertainment customers is growing at an alarming rate. From the retention of final cuts and raw content that may find life in future projects to digital preservation efforts, more and more content is being maintained. As a result, companies of all sizes are struggling with how to balance the revenue generating potential of their unique, often impossible to recreate content against mounting storage costs. To prevent overwhelming budgets that impact other parts of the business, archiving is becoming a critical factor to many media companies success.
This report explores the current trends and drivers for digital archiving in the entertainment and professional media markets. Methodology and technologies utilized in digital archiving as well as future requirements will be explored. We also examine the requirements for long term content storage, look at various storage options and discuss how content administrators can create a reliable long-term archive.