Marquis Broadcast launches improved Workspace Tools – Advanced risk mitigation and protection for Avid ISIS and NEXIS storage Workspace Tools from Marquis Broadcast, the leading manufacturer of media and metadata management tools for post-production and broadcast, has been upgraded to protect Avid ISIS / NEXIS work in progress. Combining Workspace Backup and Workspace Sync tools, the system offers the highest level of resilience and protection whilst providing the industry’s fastest recovery time when measured against the hardest performance benchmark recovery to live production. Marquis will be demonstrating this new system on stand 7.G05 at IBC2017.

Workspace Backup provides disaster recovery for Avid ISIS/NEXIS systems, using unique Avid project and workspace data analytics to understand the nature and context of assets held within a workspace and linked assets in other workspaces. With the large volume of data typical in post and broadcast houses, recovery using conventional tools is too slow to enable a restart of production of critical projects within a reasonable time frame. In one customers case using traditional disaster recovery methods, there would have been a weeks outage while a large ISIS system was recovered. This has significant adverse business, operational and commercial impact, including missing on-air schedules and contractual deadlines. Workspace Backup can be used for complete restoration of ISIS/NEXIS workspaces, or you can restore individual projects or bins as required for fast recovery of mission-critical work-in-progress. There’s also a retention period that protects files from accidental deletion from the working storage. Workspace Sync adds to this by providing a complete duplicate of ISIS/NEXIS for immediate failover, enabling production to be recovered to the last sync point within seconds. Workspace Tools is installed at many leading media enterprises worldwide, using clever workspace analytics to provide a simple and ultra-reliable advanced risk mitigation and protection solution for Avid shared storage. Importantly for business owners, Workspace Tools offers disaster recovery that can form part of an ISO 22301:2012-certified business continuity plan. Marquis Broadcast has written a white paper that describes benefits and best practice of Workspace Tools and why analytics is fundamental to recovery speed and integrity; this is available to read at bit.ly/Workspace-Tools.

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