Got a library of content? If so, you know that migrating content from one system to another can be time-consuming and expensive. Kind of like flapping your wings for weeks or months to travel thousands of miles.
That’s why so many people are excited about Intelligent Ingest. It makes migrating content from your current storage fast and easy. Kind of like flying first class.
Intelligent Ingest is now available and being used to help customers easily migrate their content libraries to Limelight Origin Storage.
Let’s take a look at how customers have used the two different modes available in Intelligent Ingest to solve their content migration challenges.
Audience Demand determines which assets to migrate
List you generate determines which assets to migrate
A large online video delivery service chose Limelight Origin Storage for its performance, reach and affordability. They needed to quickly and efficiently migrate their massive content library from their current origin storage solution to Limelight.
The customer’s content library included over 500,000 files totaling hundreds of terabytes. Their previous storage solution was provided by their legacy CDN, but it didn’t have the needed performance. Their business requirements for quality and scale had outgrown the old storage solution. To migrate their content to Limelight’s state-of-the-art storage, they considered using traditional methods. However, spending the time to manually upload the content via FTP or change application code to write to a new API would require them to spend significant time and valuable resources. In addition, it would take far too long to use a single-threaded process like FTP to transfer their large content library. They needed to control the migration process so it didn’t impact user experience or overload their current storage solution.
The Manifest Upload mode of Intelligent Ingest provided the simplicity, control and performance the job needed.
Limelight worked with the customer to make the process easy. The first step was to generate a file that listed all the assets and locations to be migrated. The migration parameters were quickly configured, and migration commenced. Once migration began, parallel upload made the process dramatically faster and more efficient while keeping the parameters within the guardrails.
The operational result was a fast, smooth, efficient content migration that was much faster than traditional processes and allowed them to achieve their deadline for the transition. The consumer result was improved user experience due to the high performance, availability and automation of Limelight Origin Storage.
A large multi-platform retailer was expanding overseas and needed to ensure it delivered optimal performance in the new geographies.
Initial trials in the new geographies with the customer’s existing storage system indicated that performance was unacceptable when retrieving from origin storage.
To achieve a successful expansion into the new regions, excellent performance was required across their content portfolio. However, response time for content that was not in cache was far slower in the new regions than the benchmark response of the existing core markets. In order to successfully expand, the customer needed to fix the performance problem.
The Load on Demand mode of Intelligent Ingest automatically accelerates multi-region performance in an innovative way.
End-user demand triggers automatic migration of the exact content that users value. Content is then placed close to users, including users in new regions, with cost-free automatic replication based on a menu of multi-region policies.
Operationally, Load-on-Demand is painless. Just set it up and switch it on. Load-on-Demand takes it from there, automatically migrating requested content to Limelight’s fast distributed storage. End users will see superior performance as content is automatically migrated and replicated in new regions.
Limelight Origin Storage is the ultimate CDN origin storage solution. Now migrating content to this superior solution is easier than ever.
Limelight’s new Intelligent Ingest, featuring both Load-on-Demand and Manifest Upload mode, automates the process of migrating your content. Whether you choose to automatically migrate based on user demand or a manifest list of files, it’s the definition of migration made easy.
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