Blue Lucy Media (BLM), a UK-based software development leader in the field of production workflow modernisation for IT environments, announces that Hong Kong-based specialist video processing and content management service provider Yapku has doubled its tape ingest capacity to meet a huge spike in demand using Blue Lucy Medias flexible lease licensing model.
Yapku is the fastest growing ingest and media logics service provider in South East Asia. An extended demand for tape ingest prompted Yapku to expand its use of Blue Lucy Medias (BLMs) lease licensing model for a period of six months.
BLM CEO Julian Wright said, There has been a lot of talk in the industry of cloud provisioned capacity to smooth-out bursts in workload, but it isnt really practical due to bandwidth constraints - and it is useless for tape digitisation.
Our licensing models are proving hugely popular with content owners and service providers because they are targeted for burst capacity or one-time project activities like tape archive ingest.
The Yapku tape ingest facility based in Kowloon is equipped with a Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) system, which hosts two Blue Lucy Media (BLM) Flexicart Controllers and several BLM Ingest channels. The high capacity system provides around-the-clock, fully automated tape ingest using Sony Flexicart tape robots and allows Yapku to provide a rapid turn-around time for bulk tape digitisation to their customer base. The BLM systems manage the flow of tapes through the facility and produce quality assured file-based content in a range of formats for further processing and delivery by the Yapku management and CRM systems.
According to Yapku CTO Darren Breeze, The BLM lease licensing allows us to increase our capacity, in this case increasing ingest throughout to 160+ hours per day, without having to commit to CAPEX investment. The BLM licensing model is great for rapid, and temporary, scaling of capacity. It also enables us to attribute costs to a specific project so we can control our own costs while providing the best value to all of our customers without compromise.
BLMs Wright adds, In essence, our approach enables users to exploit the flexibility of cloud cost models while keeping their financial feet firmly on the ground.
BLM and its new products and services can be found at IBC on Stand 7.J40. For more information, go to www.bluelucymedia.com