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BASE Media Cloud Launches Solution Based on Zadara Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service

Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), and BASE Media Cloud today announced that BASE Media Cloud is now offering a secure and flexible pay-per-use cloud storage solution for digital media – powered by Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform. The new solution will enable significant capital and operational expenditure savings for media companies operating in production, post-production and distribution across a range of digital media sectors.

The BASE Media Cloud platform has been designed and built around the award-winning Zadara Storage technology to address the increasing challenges created by acquiring, storing, processing and delivering the ever-rising volumes of high quality media files throughout the media production workflow. BASE Media Cloud solutions are charged on a simple, pay-per-use basis, without contractual lock-ins, offering important capital and operational expenditure savings for clients. The platform can be tailored specifically for media workflows, integrating seamlessly with media workflow software applications, enabling elastic scalability and flexible pricing models designed for media production budgets. Founded by post-production specialist Ben Foakes, BASE Media Cloud is hosting its solutions with Vodafone Cloud & Hosting Services in UK data centres, connected directly to Vodafone’s extensive backbone fibre network.

“BASE has been borne out of years of hands-on experience working in production, post and delivery,” said Ben Foakes, founder and MD, BASE Media Cloud. “The media industry is facing huge growth in volumes of file-based media, from acquisition through to distribution, and it’s only going to keep growing. Picture resolutions, data storage and processing demands are rapidly increasing, against a backdrop of falling budgets and new business models. We are giving clients a new, cost-effective way to securely store and access unlimited amounts of their raw footage, file masters and project assets, accessible on-demand, 24/7/365. This is just the beginning of our plans to provide end-to-end, software-powered media workflows in the cloud.”

Working with Zadara Storage as their UK and EMEA Media & Entertainment industry partner, BASE Media Cloud’s “Storage as a Service” solutions will include backup, archive, share and dedicated Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs), tailored to individual customers’ requirements. Secure access to the BASE Media Cloud private storage platform will be made available via a choice of secure network protocols and industry-preferred software-based secure file transfer products.

“We are pleased that BASE Media Cloud chose Zadara Storage as their media storage as a service platform,” said Dani Naor, vice president, international sales of Zadara Storage. “BASE Media Cloud is proving to be an excellent partner because their solution brings unique and significant value to the creative industry. Media & Entertainment is one of the key market segments that is recognizing the need to move beyond traditional methods of purchasing and managing digital storage, which cannot keep up with the exponential growth in capacity. These customer requirements are better served with innovative as-a-service solutions such as BASE Media Cloud.”

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About BASE Media Cloud

BASE Media Cloud is a unique cloud-based Media Solutions business, redefining digital storage and work flows for Media & Entertainment clients. The company provides cost effective Pay Per Use cloud storage and tailored private cloud work flow services for media companies operating in production, post production and distribution, across digital media sectors including Broadcast, Commercials, Publishing, Rights, Brands, Online Video and Digital Cinema. BASE Media Cloud addresses the increasing challenges faced by the media industry, brought about by an exponential rise in the volume of high quality media files being acquired, stored, processed and distributed throughout the media production lifecycle. BASE Media Cloud solutions are securely hosted in the UK with Vodafone Cloud & Hosting Services, leveraging world-class infrastructure to provide trusted, high quality solutions for clients ranging in size from Sole Traders to Global Media Enterprises. With over a decade of media production and post-production experience, the BASE Media Cloud team understands the challenges facing its clients today and uses specialist expertise, personal service and flexible pricing models to simplify file-based work-flows, increase efficiency and reduce costs. Visit www.base-mc.com.

About Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage is an award-winning provider of enterprise storage-as-a-service, delivering file and block storage with high performance, high availability and predictability (QoS). The company’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), even in public cloud deployments. Its as-a-service model offers its customers — who include renowned enterprises, SMBs and startups — a flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure. Available on-premises via the groundbreaking OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) offering, Zadara delivers fully managed local storage with consumption pricing. VPSA is also available via a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, TelecityGroup, Dimension Data, CloudSigma, and others. For more information, visit www.zadarastorage.com, the Zadara Blog, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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