Masstech has unveiled the latest generation of its Kumulate video storage management platform which comes with a new set of features and enhanced modules that make video storage and content management simpler, more intuitive and cost effective.
The next-gen Kumulate platform is underpinned with a new database and architectural structure, and features an enhanced REST API to improve communication between Kumulate modules, the Kumulate core platform and thhird-party services for seamless workflow creation. In addition, the containerised structure of Kumulate v2, along with microservices architecture will offer enhanced on-demand scalability, in whatever cloud or hybrid environment customers prefer, as their storage and content processing requirements dictate.
Kumulate’s modular design lets users start with the core storage management functionality and add modules at their own pace, adapting to new revenue streams as required. The latest Workflow Orchestrator module has a revamped interface, with new drag-and-drop templates for quick workflow creation, including dedicated migration templates for those looking to move video assets and archives to new cloud environments. New analytics and modelling modules improve reporting and planning and the recently released Kumulate Gateway and Kumulate Gallery modules improve automation and monetisation opportunities.
In addition to improved storage & media management, Kumulate now supports hashing for cloud transfers, keeping content secure as it moves across storage tiers. Additional support is now included for transcode formats such as OpenEXR, as well as improved integrations with Avid MediaCentral and Adobe solutions making Kumulate one of the most flexible and well integrated storage management options available. Kumulate v2 also features even deeper integration with AI and Machine Learning solutions from cloud providers such as AWS and Azure, to allow integration of cognitive services including speech-to-text and facial recognition into standard workflows.
The entire platform has undergone a design upgrade. Kumulate users will now experience a refreshed next-generation interface, with intuitive details such as drag-and-drop functionality for easier platform configuration and storage location control.
Masstech is also offering Kumulate customers capex and opex agility, with flexible pricing models that adapt to their requirements. The Kumulate platform is now available via subscription and SaaS models, allowing customers to easily add modules and services to adapt to new revenue streams.