IBM is transforming data storage for media and entertainment

| September 3, 2019

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Disruptions in media and entertainment have been occurring at a rapid pace over the past few years and many organizations are still struggling with optimizing their IT infrastructure for new data requirements. With growth in capacity, new larger file formats, keeping more data online for business opportunities, and the growing use of AI, organizations are moving from traditional storage in their data center to a modern hybrid architecture. It is based on reliable and modern technologies that can leverage the cloud, new capacity efficiencies and required performance in the data center.

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Founded in 2004, Veranda simplifies distribution while maximizing profits for rights holders. Our primary focus is to get this content seen and paid for by users on connected devices around the world. To that end, we exploit all opportunities and windows including Advertising Video On Demand and Transactional Video On Demand (rental and EST).While we are open to working with general market content, we specialize in premium Spanish-language films. Our rights holders are located throughout the United States and Latin America, and they benefit from our relationships with Amazon VOD, VUDU, YouTube, and Google.

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