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Do you need fixed & predictable price for your data transfer?

FooEngine, a media logistics company looking to eliminate complex and time-consuming operations in media ingest, processing and delivery, has chosen to implement the DataSprint transport service from Dot Group, a provider of data strategy, engineering and transport solutions.

Arran Corbett, CTO, FooEngine, said, “While we are not re-inventing the wheel in media logistics, we are making it go faster and more efficiently. We set out to build a media processing and content delivery business using 100% cloud technology.

“Our very tight end-to-end workflows manage all video, audio and metadata transformations, so we can offer very competitive rates, based on per minute of content rather than per asset, and our clients can exploit their content libraries by delivering their content correctly and efficiently every time, as well as stand up new delivery specifications and endpoints very easily.” 

FooEngine offers a cloud-based, scalable service for media ingest, processing and delivery, and DataSprint provides the ability to upload directly to an AWS S3 bucket through DataSprint, which provides a “fast lane” for users who need new workflows.

“Over 90% of our data transport is directly to our cloud buckets (across both AWS and GCP) whether that be via cross account access or various on prem desktop clients,” Corbett explained. “But smaller, more independent content owners need straightforward and secure accelerated file delivery, with an interface that they are familiar with — and DataSprint is the only solution that can do that at a fixed price.” 

Powered by IBM Aspera technology, DataSprint is offered as a one-stop package at a fixed and affordable price, with no limits on transfers, users or workspaces, and also features a simple user interface and a ready ability to be integrated into automated workflows. 

Lee Otterway, Commercial Director, Data Transport, Dot Group, added, “Most data transfer solutions on the market are priced on volume, whereas most users want a fixed and predictable price.

“Paying based on fixed commitments to volume plus additional charges for more users and new workflows just did not fit FooEngine’s business model. We worked together with them to size their requirements and set up a fixed price for everything, while still keeping the power and security of IBM Aspera under the hood.” 

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