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Axle AI and Cloudian Introduce AI-powered Media Management Solution for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Axle AI, Inc. and Cloudian announced a hybrid cloud solution that ensures data sovereignty, reduces costs and simplifies media workflows by letting users store content where it's needed -- on-prem or in the cloud -- while maintaining single-point management and unified media search. Using AI-powered tools, the solution catalogs, manages, and searches media across on-prem and cloud-based storage for simple and immediate access regardless of where content is stored.

As users seek to optimize data sovereignty, security, and storage costs, they are increasingly looking to balance their use of on-prem and cloud-based compute and storage platforms. The resulting distribution of media creates a challenge when users seek to manage media across the storage landscape and quickly locate specific assets. The joint solution from Axle AI and Cloudian addresses this challenge head-on by combining Cloudian's cloud-like, on-premises data lake with Axle AI's AI-driven searchability of media assets and unified view irrespective of location.

"The power of AI is transforming the way media professionals interact with their content," said Sam Bogoch, CEO of Axle AI. "By integrating our AI-driven metadata tagging and search capabilities with Cloudian's robust data lake, we are simplifying access and management of media files to a degree that was previously unimaginable."

Complementing Axle AI's capabilities, Cloudian's hybrid data lake solution offers limitless on-premises media capacity that can be situated anywhere, plus cloud integration that facilitates policy-driven data management across both cloud and on-prem platforms. Cloudian's full S3 API compatibility simplifies the process of migrating workflows between cloud and on-prem environments. This allows users to leverage existing S3 API-based media, tools, and applications while refining their infrastructure strategy to reduce costs.

"Our customers need S3 API-compatible solutions that address data sovereignty and security while also helping to control the costs of managing media growth," said Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian. "Our hybrid data lake allows media assets to be located anywhere, while remaining fully interoperable with existing S3-compatible tools. By collaborating with Axle AI, we now make those assets instantly searchable, both on-prem and in the cloud, with the power of AI."

Key benefits of this integrated solution include:

  • Integrated AI capabilities: Axle AI's MAM software generates searchable metadata based on advanced AI techniques including speech transcription, face recognition, and object/logo identification.
  • Workflow tools: Integrated review and approval workflows in the Axle AI browser front end, as well as a panel for Adobe's Premiere Pro application, enable seamless post-production workflows.
  • Scalability: Designed to accommodate any size of operation, Axle AI's solution scales seamlessly alongside Cloudian's data lake, which boasts the capability to start small and expand limitlessly.
  • Security: With military-grade security, Cloudian ensures the protection of media assets from unauthorized access and ransomware threats.
  • Ease of Use: An intuitive interface across both Axle AI and Cloudian systems significantly reduces the learning curve, allowing all levels of staff to quickly adapt and enhance productivity.
  • Full Cloud Compatibility: Cloudian's data lake supports full S3 API compatibility and hybrid cloud data management, enabling effortless data and workload transitions between cloud and on-prem frameworks.
The complete solution is available now from Axle AI, Cloudian, and from their authorized resellers.
Published Tuesday, April 02, 2024 5:10 PM by David Marshall
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