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The Key Component in Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Successfully Monetize Your Archive

Ok—reality check question for you. Am I wildly off base for assuming that you may be one of the many post-production, VFX, or sports entertainment companies still stuck using tape storage for archiving your valuable data? It’s ok, you’re not alone, and there is a way out. 

It’s time to break free from the limitations of outdated methods and discover a whole new world of possibilities with cloud archiving. By embracing the power of the cloud, you can not only securely store your data but also unlock opportunities to monetize your archive like never before.

One of the critical disadvantages of storing your data in a cloud archive is the challenge of tracking the cost of storing and retrieving your content. Traditional backup and archiving methods are typically calculated based on CAPEX purchases that can be quantified and understood. However, with a pay-as-you-go model, egress or hidden retrieval costs can quickly spiral out, along with the unknown time to download. With cloud SLAs and staging areas, leveraging colder cloud storage without automation tools is also challenging.

That being said, Cloud archiving opens up a new world of possibilities by allowing you to leverage cloud-based AI tools. Imagine turning your archive into a treasure trove of knowledge that can be easily searched and indexed. With the power of artificial intelligence at your fingertips, you can enhance the discoverability of your archived data, saving you valuable time and effort when you need to find specific information. Suddenly, the work that goes into post-production for archived footage and more virtually disappears.

Now, let’s talk about cost allocation and accountability. With advanced accelerated data movement solutions available (like ours), you can accurately attribute storage and retrieval costs to specific projects, groups, and even individuals. No more guessing or arbitrary allocations. You can now have a fair and transparent system to track expenses across your organization. Whether you need to bill-back or chargeback on projects, departments, or even individual contributors, these solutions provide the tools you need for accurate cost allocation, ensuring everyone takes responsibility for their usage and optimizing costs across the board.

So what about the challenge of managing cold data in the cloud? Again, solved. Cold data that ever-present yet rarely accessed information that still needs to be stored can be a headache to deal with efficiently. However, an advanced accelerated data movement solution will automate the entire process of retrieving cold data, taking the complexity out of managing different storage tiers. With intelligent algorithms and automation, you can seamlessly retrieve cold data whenever needed without the hassle of manual intervention or navigating through complicated storage hierarchies.

All of this sounds easy, right? Well, if you have the correct data movement solution that enables you to embrace the new digital archive that AI tools can monetize. That’s why we’ve developed CloudSoda’s accelerated data movement solution as the absolute game-changer for AI-based cloud archiving. 

Our solution removes all the headaches of dealing with cold data—automating the entire process of storing and retrieving archived content. It’s like having a trusty assistant who effortlessly retrieves what you need when you need it. With CloudSoda, you can tap into the power of artificial intelligence for lightning-fast search and indexing capabilities on your archive. Trust me, in 20023 and beyond; you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of AI—CloudSoda’s accelerated data movement solution brings all of AI to the table.

See my other blog “Enabling AI on Media Workflows” for more information.