Enterprise File Fabric™ for Media and Entertainment Industry

Secure Large File Transfer Acceleration

Media companies are creating large amounts of new digital data spread across a wide range of platforms from on-premises NAS, to object storage, private and public clouds and SaaS applications, which needs to be moved at high speed between global production teams and distribution channels. Additionally, protecting data in this collaborative environment is critical, as is frictionless sharing across players – seemingly conflicting goals.

The Storage Made Easy® Enterprise File Fabric™ platform provides a secure solution for the media and entertainment industry to address these unique challenges. It allows companies to securely collaborate with large files, wherever they are stored, parallelizing uploads and downloads resulting in a 10x+ speed increase. Users get streamlined access to data with the fewest possible impediments, while at the same time enforcing effective controls to block unauthorized users of sensitive data.

File Fabric For Media Benefits


    The File Fabric provides a single common interface across data stores from which to view, manage and define collaboration and security controls.

    The interface shows to end users all data they are authorized to access, regardless of the underlying platform.


    The File Fabric enables users to access authorized information from any device over the Internet without the need for a VPN connection.

    Access is provided via mobile devices (iOS and Android), file browsers (Windows Explorer, Mac Finder and Linux), as well as from any web browser. The solution uses a familiar interface so end users are up and running quickly.


    A 4K movie is over 150GB. Moving files that large can take days. The File Fabric includes M-Stream to parallel stream these large files from the source to the destination location reducing copy times by 10X and more.

    M-Stream maximizes the use of network bandwidth to move files quickly and securely.


    Unlike many collaboration systems, the File Fabric does not obfuscate file names and data. Data is managed and secured in-place. Customers are able to read and write files using File Fabric applications and system applications while still access data stores directly.

Use Cases

  • High-speed cross-country or cross-continent transfers

    M-Stream parallelizes large files, speeding up downloads and folder-to-folder copy, providing speeds of up to 10Gb/s.

  • Production, Post Production and Special Effects

    Studios constantly share data with post production companies for the development of new content.

  • Media Production Services

    Exchange content with partners and clients.

  • Business Development and Conceptual Product Development

    Producers, writers, directors and others collaborate ideas, scripts and more during the development process.

  • Remote Review and Approval

    Use the built-in approval processes to review, comment and approve or deny proposed changes to projects.

  • Tier Data

    Quickly move data from high-cost to low-cost storage platforms. The File Fabric Is capable of working across an on-site environment and a cloud service where there may be different object storage systems, for example a NetApp running StorNext file system and the Amazon S3 cloud object storage service.


  • Single namespace for media assets
  • Real time document collaboration
  • Common secure file sharing policies
  • Native editing on cloud
  • File approval workflows
  • Single pane of glass control for distributed media assets
  • End-to-end data governance policies
  • Encryption at rest and in flight
  • Fine grain authorization
  • Sensitive data discovery and protection

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