• MediaPhile’s data storage architecture: Now supercharged by BlackPearl

    MediaPhile’s data storage architecture: Now supercharged by BlackPearl

    Can anyone deny that data generation is consuming our lives? The ‘data explosion’ is real. Particularly when it comes to media files. As more and more content producers look to outsource MAM, our MediaPhile asset management system is growing fast. Preferred Media have upgraded our technology to support MediaPhile’s growing data requirements. A brand new NAS and a larger LTO tape library are just bigger versions of what we had already. But the BlackPearl archive device...

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  • NAB Show 2017 report

    NAB Show 2017 report

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Or so they say - but we’re going to share our thoughts on the National Association of Broadcasters show of April this year. A forum like NAB is a natural melting pot of ideas and concepts fuelled by technology development and sales enthusiasm. Preferred Media visits this and similarly important shows with the sole intention of keeping up with and staying ahead of the latest technology trends. We...

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  • Why we hate hard drives

    Why we hate hard drives

    When it comes to storing your precious content, you can’t trust hard drives. They’re like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. They look good, they sound like they should be easy, but beware! In the end, they create havoc and destruction. Here's why. Watch this blog as a video - or scroll down the page for the full article. 1. Hard drives fail Data shows that 5.1% of hard drives fail within 18 months. Just over...

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