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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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Traditionally, storage systems were designed for structured data where the file sizes were small, and the systems, such as databases or email servers, could be optimized for high levels of transactional processes. With the growth in unstructured content, certainly for motion imaging, motion picture production, and multimedia applications, traditional storage systems can no longer address the demanding issues arising as media files have exploded in size, volume, and complexity.

Storing unstructured media data requires some fundamental changes to storage systems due to larger file sizes and data volumes, higher throughput requirements, high concurrent file access, and read-intensive access patterns. Solutions developed to address ...

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