Data Tsunami Ep 6: An Inside Look at a Groundbreaking Documentary Studio and How Atempo Miria Helped Transform Operations

Sarah Mason

EP 6 GEneral Assembly (2)

On this Episode

John Diel, Sales Director of Atempo Americas sits down with Tanner Alvarez, Co-Founder of the groundbreaking documentary studio General Assembly, and longtime Atempo partner, Kevin Frand, Sr Solutions Architect at Alt Systems.

The Challenge

General Assembly opened its doors amidst two historic Hollywood union strikes. With multiple dissimilar storages, and no reliable backup and archive plan, they looked for a more efficient solution that would manage and protect their data while controlling their costs. 

The Solution - Miria Archive 

The first step was to automate their data management while adhering to protocols and standards. They successfully deployed Miria to archive their data to three LTO tape drives from a Dell Isilon server. The immediate results allowed them to free up a team member's time for critical customer projects. In the process, they discovered that Miria could do so much more.

Listen to how Atempo Miria solved General Assembly's immediate data management challenges and set them up for future growth--reliably, securely, and cost-effectively.




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"It's clear to see that the studios are going to expect, and I think this is the key word for 2024, efficiency. We are trying to show how much efficiency we can build and how much value we can provide. We saw the benefit with Miria almost immediately with a reduction in the manual hours needed to maintain our data archival and data retention policies and procedures. This means more efficiency, and money back to our customers."

-Tanner Alvarez, Co-Founder and Head of Post-Production, General Assembly

Kevin Background

"As General Assembly grows, they may want to integrate emerging new technologies. Miria offers the ability to start small, and it can scale as large as they want it to grow. Miria doesn't care where the data is coming from or going to, as long as the Miria server can see the file system, they can access the data. For example, if they open up a second facility across town or across country, Myria could copy the data to file systems in remote locations, as well as their local location, to the cloud, or even a tape library. There's no limitation on how large."

-Kevin Frand, Senior Solutions Architect, Alt Systems


Topics: Backup, Company News, Media and entertainment, Synchronization, archive, Podcast, Data Tsunami Podcast

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