Open Architecture Benefits
One way to reduce costs is to leverage technology. Another way is to leverage your assets. And the best way to leverage your assets is to have access to them, in a centralized location, in real time. Open architecture design takes advantage of storage infrastructure options that lend themselves to the accessibility of your organization's media assets in a centralized location, and not scattered throughout the enterprise on disparate hardware and/or individual workstations. Centralized storage allows your production facility to quickly find and manage the assets you’re working on, and to re-purpose assets on the fly in accordance to business and customer demands.
With centralized storage, you don’t have to scramble at the last minute looking for that particular audio clip, or for that video snippet that would work perfectly in the project due tomorrow. You’ve invested a lot of time in your media assets, and they should be readily available whenever you need them. Whether you are working under deadline pressure, or just need to re-purpose media, open architecture lends itself to centralized storage, and accessibility to your media investment. Because in today’s fast paced media world, you don’t have time to look for last month’s media on archived tape. You need your media assets to work for you today, not tomorrow. Centralized storage makes that happen.