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Jul 2011 14

MediaValet Showcased at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 

by the Mediavalet Team

AlignIT

MediaValet was one of three cloud applications showcased during Kim Akers' Value Keynote presentation at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. David MacLaren, President and CEO of MediaValet and VRX Studios, was invited to join Kim on stage to share VRX Studios' Cloud story. He recounted the difficulty that the company had finding an existing digital asset management system, learning about Cloud-computing and how Windows Azure met their needs for a flexible, massively scalable digital asset management system. In addition, David joined top Independent Software Vendor (ISV) executives Monday afternoon as part of a roundtable discussion about "Moving from a Software to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model".

Please click here for the full press release.

Jul 2011 04

MediaValet™ is Featured by CloudTimes 

by the Mediavalet Team

The Toronto Star On July 1st, MediaValet™ was featured on CloudTimes, an online publication focused on cloud computing. The article, "Creating a Better Digital Asset Management System in the Cloud", focuses on how the cloud can completely transform a business by creating new revenue streams or entirely new businesses. The article references MediaValet's parent company, VRX Studios, the world's leading full-service photography and content management company, and the challenges they faced in finding a digital asset management solution that was massively scalable and could be deployed on a global basis swiftly and cost effectively. It chronicles VRX's decision to build their own cloud-based, enterprise class, digital asset management system, MediaValet™ for companies of any size, anywhere in the world. The author uses MediaValet™ as a prime example of how cloud-based DAMS benefit companies of all sizes by increasing their productivity, generating cost savings and providing reliable, secure and accessible service.

Please click here to access the full article.

Jun 2011 24

What's Driving the Shift to a Post-Virtualization Era? 

by the Mediavalet Team

The Toronto Star

Earlier this year, Satya Nadella, Microsoft's newly appointed President of Server and Tools (of which Windows Azure is a part), pronounced "the [tech] industry is moving towards a post-virtualization era." This past Wednesday, at the GigaOm Structure Conference, Nadella underscored the importance of the cloud and gave a brief overview of what he saw as the drivers towards the shift to post-virtualization. Please click here to access the article on zdnet.com.

In a separate article, Nadella was recently asked "what's driving the shift to post-virtualization?", his response:

“First, the notion of a modern operating system is shifting from software running on a single, physical server, to software running across an entire datacenter of servers. Services traditionally managed by a machine – storage, networking, compute – are no longer bound to a particular machine. This notion of an “elastic” infrastructure can have significant business benefits for customers. Moreover, he says, the data itself is becoming a platform developers can build on that leads to a whole new set of innovative application scenarios.”

To read this entire article, from Microsoft's News Center, click here.

Jun 2011 22

MediaValet™ is Featured by The Toronto Star 

by the Mediavalet Team

The Toronto Star Today's edition of the Toronto Star newspaper featured an interview with MediaValet's Founder and CEO, David MacLaren. The article, "Future of data storage floats on a cloud", references MediaValet's parent company, VRX Studios, the world's leading full-service photography and content management company, and the challenges they faced in finding a digital asset management solution that was massively scalable and could be deployed on a global basis swiftly and cost effectively. The article focuses on the cloud as an enabler for small and medium sized businesses and chronicles VRX's decision to launch their own cloud-based, enterprise class, digital asset management system, MediaValet™, first as a tool for VRX, then as a product for its hospitality clients, then ultimately as an entirely separate entity to meet the needs of all companies, no matter how large or small, or where they're located.

Please click here to access the full article.

Jun 2011 21

De-Mystifying the Cloud 

by the Mediavalet Team

As creators of the world's first 100% cloud-based digital asset management system, it goes without saying that we're passionate about cloud-computing. We've realized, however, that the concept of "the cloud" is often misunderstood and in many cases misrepresented. To rectify this grievous gap between technology and understanding, we've dedicated our blog to helping break through the clutter and making cloud-computing approachable and simple to understand. We thought this video by Accenture, which features kids explaining cloud-computing in their own terms, was a great place to start.



Please click here to access the video on YouTube.

Jun 2011 17

Cloud Computing in 2011 

by the Mediavalet Team

As huge believers in the potential of the cloud, we wanted to share this great infographic about the future of cloud computing. The infographic, based on a survey conducted jointly by BitNami, Cloud.com and Zenoss, underscores the growing importance of cloud computing to today's corporations – in fact, it shows that 80% of today's companies already have a cloud computing strategy or are in the planning stages right now.

Cloud Computing Outlook 2011

To view the full infographic, please click on the image above or click here to access the entire article on trak.in.

Jun 2011 13

A New Internet Protocol 

by the Mediavalet Team

IPv6As avid followers of all things technology-related, we wanted to share a couple of news stories about the new internet addressing protocol, IPv6.

Right now, all the world's computers and devices connected to the internet are provided with a unique identifier by the IPv4 protocol, which secures connectivity.

In January of this year, the Number Resource Organization announced that the number of IPv4 addresses were going to run out. Essentially, in the 1980's, when the protocol was established, they didn't anticipate the enormous growth of the Internet in the 21st century (largely driven by the proliferation of mobile devices). As a result, a new protocol, IPv6 was tested across some major technology companies during a 24-hour period on Wednesday, June 8th.

For more information on IPv6, check out these cool infographics from Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper and focus.com.

Jun 2011 10

David MacLaren, Founder and CEO of MediaValet™ is Featured in The Globe and Mail 

by the MediaValet Team

Globe and Mail David MacLarenAn interview with MediaValet™'s Founder and CEO, David MacLaren (pictured here), was featured in today's edition of Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. The article, "The big new bet in tech for small business" references MediaValet™'s parent company, VRX Studios, the world's leading full-service photography and content management company, and the challenges they faced in finding a digital asset management solution that was massively scalable and could be deployed on a global basis both quickly and cost effectively. The article focuses on the benefits of the cloud for small businesses and chronicles VRX's decision to launch their own 100% cloud-based, enterprise class, SaaS digital asset management system, MediaValet™, first as a tool for VRX, then as a product for its hospitality clients, then ultimately as its own separate entity designed to meet the needs of all companies, no matter how large or small, or where they're located.

Please click here for the full article.

Jun 2011 01

How to Kill Innovation, in 5 Easy Steps 

by the MediaValet Team

Tech Republic
As the world's first 100% cloud-based DAMS, committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation, we were inspired by Jason Hiner's article in Tech Republic, entitled 'How to Kill Innovation in Five Easy Steps'. It emphasizes the huge importance of innovation in driving growth and provides some excellent insights on how to create an entrepreneurial, creative work environment.

To read the entire article on Tech Republic, click here.

May 2011 13

MediaValet™ Featured by Internet.com 

by the MediaValet Team

Get in the Cloud
MediaValet™ was recently featured in the popular online news site internet.com. The article, which focuses on the Microsoft Azure platform, uses MediaValet™ as a prime example of a business leveraging the power of Azure to its full potential to bring to market a world-class product with massive scalability and global reach. The article discusses VRX Studios' decision to create MediaValet™ to meet the needs of not only VRX Studios and its travel and hospitality customers, but ultimately all companies, large and small, no matter where they are located or how much content they need.

Click here to read the entire article on internet.com.

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