An Essence Store for Video Post Production
Stephenson, David; Perry, Russell
Keyword(s): storage service, essence media
Abstract: This paper describes a new reliable storage service called the Essence Store, which was developed as part of the HP Digital Media Platform. The service manages large file copies in a reliable and scalable manner and supports integration with a range of different storage systems including hierarchical storage management systems and off site storage locations. Central to the service architecture is a job abstraction for file copy operations and a tiered model of storage. The Essence Store is a storage service tailored to the needs of the post production studio environment, but could be deployed in another application area where large file management represents a significant challenge.
External Posting Date: October 21, 2008 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: October 21, 2008 [Fulltext]