Meg Hanley, an early axle adopter based in Long Island, NY, is a perfect example of a how our customers are using axle to do great things.
A documentary filmmaker and editor, Meg found herself in charge of a video archiving project involving thousands of hours of footage from a variety of legacy videotape formats. To complicate things further, these needed to be logged and searched from around the world using a web interface.
Luckily, her search for a solution brought her to axle. Meg was able to determine that an axle appliance, in conjunction with affordable QNAP network-attached storage and IBM LTO6 data tape drive hardware, could do exactly what she needed.
Despite having no in-house IT staff and very limited IT technical experience, she has been able to create a comprehensive and trustworthy archive that is searchable, browseable, and available for collaborative access.
“I love the system,” says Meg, “because it lets me tackle a much bigger project than I could otherwise on my own and without any major professional help. The axle browser interface presents every video clip, music clip, photograph and document of this extensive archive in a very easily viewable and playable format. I never need to wonder where things are or what’s on a given tape volume, or worry about any unauthorized access while my colleagues get their jobs done very simply and systematically from anywhere they can get online, including mobile devices.”