SAMS Forum: Los Angeles Kings Bolster Archival With Dternity
How valuable is a memory? For the Los Angeles Kings, memories of two Stanley Cups in four seasons was worth completely expanding its production capabilities and revamping its asset management and archival workflow with Dternity, a data-archiving service provided by Fujifilm.
Just how far have the Kings come in video production? Prior to 2008, the Kings and their video-production team were generating about 100 GB of content per season. At the current pace, Kings Vision is creating and storing upwards of 35 TB of new data per season.
“The Kings have seen exponential growth year after year as they started to win more championships,” said Teig Lynster, product marketing manager, Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., who presented the Kings case study at last week’s SVG Sports Asset Management & Storage Forum. “As they have become the powerhouse that they are, there were more clips that were worthy of preservation for the future. They want to have the content from the 2012 Stanley Cup so they can have it when they make the Stanley Cup in, say, 2070.”
Kings Vision is a team of video-production professionals and content creators led by Director of Production Aaron Brenner. The group was not one with an IT background.
Within this new asset-management system, the Kings Vision crew needed a storage infrastructure specific enough to match video-production efforts and able to scale to meet content requirements and minimal management resources, while also playing nicely with preexisting workflow. Dternity also offered built-in data protection.