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Innovations and Object Storage at IBC2018

With IBC2018 just around the corner, Paul Phillips recalls some of the enduring (and not-so enduring) innovations that have been heralded at IBC. Visit Caringo at Stand 3.A22 to learn how Swarm hassle-free, limitless object storage is being used by M&E organizations around the globe.


While gearing-up for the IBC show in Amsterdam this month, I took a moment to contemplate what an unprecedented period of change broadcast technology has gone through in recent times.

I’ve been privileged to work in and around the broadcast space for a number of years, and IBC has always been a cornerstone event. It is easy to recall some of the enduring (and not-so enduring) innovations that have been heralded at IBC—the move from tape to file-based storage, widescreen, the rise & fall of DVD, HD, Surround Sound, the birth of OTT & VoD, digital downloads and streaming services, the birth and death of 3D TV, video content over mobile data networks, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning—and in quite recent times, the introduction of IP networking as a replacement for baseband.

IBC has always showcased the rapid advancement and innovation of the entire content chain, from creation to distribution. The rich media supply chain continues to benefit from the introduction of new technologies, many of which were honed and proven in other industries and in varied use cases. Caringo Swarm is a prime example of this. Having proved itself for years with the US Federal Government, leading healthcare organizations, and service providers, Swarm has been tuned to provide a hassle-free, limitless storage platform for long-term retention of content.

Swarm brings the same technology used by leading cloud providers directly into the M&E workflow to solve issues associated with storing and protecting rapidly growing digital assets while keeping them online and accessible—optimising storage and access at every stage of the content lifecycle from production to delivery to long-term preservation. Read the NEP case study to learn how a leading worldwide provider of outsourced solutions to the broadcast and live event industries designed and deployed a scalable, reliable, high-performance Content Distribution Network (CDN) using Caringo Swarm.

On behalf of the Caringo team, I’d like to invite you to visit us at Stand 3.A22. In addition to providing personal demos of Swarm, we will be hosting happy hour in our booth daily September 14–17 from 15:30 to 17:30. If you need a free pass to the IBC expo or want to set up an appointment to speak with one of our object storage experts, contact us.

Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips

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Paul Phillips is responsible for Sales & Operations for Caringo in EMEA. Paul has been a founding member of an Intel funded storage start-up and built the Levels Beyond business outside of North America from scratch. Paul and his family live in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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