EFS 2020 offers control over content, folder structures, and content flow, enabling users to better collaborate across multi-site and multi-project operations.
Storage solutions for media creation and management provider EditShare has announced the general availability of EFS 2020, powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks on-premise, in the cloud and in hybrid configurations. The media-optimised file system features security improvements at every layer and enhanced performance across the board.
In addition to the storage management tools built into EFS, the new RESTful API offers automated advanced storage management workflows in a secure environment. Fully compatible with the latest version of Flow, EFS enables media organisations to build extensive collaborative workflows, shielding creative personnel from the underlying technical complexity while equipping technical teams with a comprehensive set of media management tools.
EFS looks to deliver support for cloud workflows including AWS, Tencent Cloud, and others. Combined with its Access Control List (ACL) capabilities and advanced API, EFS 2020 gives IT managers and administrators control over content, folder structures, and content flow, enabling them to better collaborate across multi-site and multi-project operations.
In addition to a new operating system that includes security protection, the 2020 release of EFS features file auditing, the first real-time purpose-built content file tracking solution for media workflows. Designed to track all content movement, changes, and deletions, EFS File Auditing provides a complete, user-friendly activity report with a detailed trail back to the end-user.
Sunil Mudholkar, Vice President of product management, EditShare explains: “The advanced APIs of the EFS 2020 release support scripting of file permissions changes within ACL media spaces both on-premise and in the cloud. This means our customers can design sophisticated traffic management workflows with media and project permissions controls where multiple locations and thousands of users can connect to the same project, with access to content and assets configurable at the user level. The deep level of control keeps everyone connected so they can collaborate without exposing the entirety of the project content to everyone.”
He added: “EFS is a highly scalable architecture that has been designed from the ground up to fuel collaborative media workflows, enabling customers to utilise the creative toolset of their choice. Our latest release continues to expand the open platform with cloud configuration options and advanced RESTful APIs that supports interfacing with other business processes within an organisation such as billing systems or infrastructure management.”
Chase Butler, senior editor and graphics, Barstools Sports remarks: “EFS 2020 offers the big enterprise storage and media management features we need to better manage our operation with a very user-friendly approach. The combination of simplicity and power is key when you have 100 plus people with varying skill sets in production creating more than 60 podcasts and video shows on a weekly basis. It allows us to use any tool or workflow we require to get our projects done, including remote production and access, which was critical during the COVID-19 shutdown. It’s a resilient platform that we can expand on and in any direction or situation.”