Sharkeatsbear (SEB Media) is a Sydney-based agency, delivering digital media, video and animation to clients Australia-wide.
SEB produce 200-300 projects per year and multiple terabytes of data. They found the amount of data they had was becoming an issue. Managing their archive of completed projects was becoming a time-consuming burden. But they needed to keep projects accessible for repeat client work.
They tried a number of NAS and SAN solutions with the goal of keeping a good proportion of past projects connected and accessible, but found them expensive and sometimes unreliable.
“We had tried SAN and NAS solutions that were expensive and unreliable. Our storage requirements were increasing exponentially and we needed a solution.” (Tom Judd, Director)
They chose Preferred Connection because
SEB reached out to Preferred Media when they recognised that an outsourced solution made sense and they appreciated our comprehensive approach.
was a Production Archive Management Plan, designed and tailored to their needs.
The Plan: All project content is collected by Preferred Media quarterly and ingested into the Preferred Connection digital asset management platform, with drives returned for re-use.
Preferred Connection captures the file and folder structure, project metadata and creates proxy files which are easily viewable online, solving all connection problems. The solution is scalable, meaning they only pay for what they need. And secure, with 2 copies of the original source data duplicated to stable, industry approved LTO tape stored with geographic separation.