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End of Sale and Support Dates for DigiDelivery….So now what

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Avid released notice at the end of November that Aspera notified Avid they have no inventory of DigiDelivery servers and will not build any more units. Also, other than emergency patches, Aspera is doing no further DigiDelivery software development. The latest version of the DigiDelivery software client (v2.1.1) will remain available on their website http://www.asperasoft.com/download.  Aspera will end support, maintenance and extended warranty services for DigiDelivery products on December 31, 2011. Support contracts will be offered through December 31, 2011 and can still be purchased on a pro rated basis into 2011.

There have also been rumblings of security breaches http://duc.digidesign.com/showthread.php?p=1713821   http://duc.digidesign.com/showthread.php?p=1714253

So, what should Digidelivery clients do?  Well, there are a couple different alternatives.  The big question comes down to how has your work flow changed since your initial investment and what are your new objectives on top of that.  Aspera has WAN acceleration products and I am sure they will discuss this as an upgrade path.  Key Code Media recommends one of two different alternatives, depending on the ecosystem of your production and how you interact in the production chain.  If you are doing business with larger enterprise clients who have Signiant, there are some great solutions which you can leverage and become part of the Studios production pipeline.

On the other front, Key Code Media also works with StorageDNA which has a point to point WAN acceleration product which for five seats starts at $5,995.  http://www.storagedna.com/ outlines the process.  A couple of key benefits of this technology for Avid based clients is that the system also does synchronization of files and projects with snapshots.  This means the entire file does not need to be re-sent once the file has been transferred, only the changes.

Either direction a client decides, engaging Key Code Media to analyze your options and determine the solution which most enables your business.  Call us today 818-303-3900 with offices in Santa Monica, San Francisco, Burbank and Seattle, we are the West Coast leader for media solutions.

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