Atempo and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) renew for a second 10-year partnership.

News release

Las Vegas, 3th April 2019 – Atempo and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are delighted to announce at this year’s NAB Show (Las Vegas, April 8-11), that they are renewing their partnership for the next 10 years.

The two organizations have worked closely together in the past on NFB’s archiving project to distribute their vast collection of films and videos on a digital platform. By renewing this partnership for another 10 years, NFB will act as a trailblazer for Atempo’s new and innovative technological projects to help manage NFB’s audiovisual production.

Atempo’s Miria for Archiving software platform will be a key component in NFB’s new multi-site storage architecture and modified workflows. As with the initial developments in 2009, NFB’s R&D teams will work alongside Atempo’s Innovation Pole to integrate new features to keep valorizing NFB’s media assets. One such project is the use of storage analytics to proactively define the best data storage and movement strategies.

Both organizations will share their experience and know-how to enhance and develop new features within Atempo’s solutions in order to deliver highly relevant capacities to the M&E industry. Atempo will work hand in hand with NFB R&D teams to test the new features and validate user experiences.

“Renewing our partnership with Atempo is fully in line with NFB’s strategic development both in terms of technological innovation and for the production and distribution of our media assets”, Luisa Frate, CTO, COO and CFO of Canada’s National Film Board.

”We are delighted to pursue our relationship with NFB and we are grateful to all teams for their commitment and trust. In 2009, NFB had unmet requirements that Atempo was able to find a valid solution for. Over the past decade, NFB has played a key role alongside our R&D teams to enhance Atempo’s data archiving and management solutions. We are convinced that the coming decade will bring new challenges and renewed success to our partnership”, Luc d’Urso, CEO Atempo.

The goal of first technological partnership signed ten years ago was to digitalize NFB’s entire film collections. As a result of this collaboration NFB has been able to preserve, in digital format, all their audiovisual content using Atempo’s Digital Archive (ADA) solution. Atempo, through this partnership was able to enrich ADA’s feature sets with the aid of NFB’s audiovisual expertise.

The key points from this team collaboration:

  • Moving large amounts of audiovisual data between geographically separate sites;
  • Optimizing the storage of « cold » media assets during production;
  • Automating archive audits to perform continuous data integrity checks of NFB’s long term digital archives.

"Atempo’s storage agnostic solutions have been key to successfully managing our archiving goals. Miria is reliable, scalable and flexible and ensures that our assets are completely safe for the long term." Jimmy Fournier, NFB Director of R&D

"With NFB, Atempo has access to a customer who can accompany and validate current and future needs such as storage analytics. NFB is a strong voice in the Media & Entertainment industry. More than just keeping NFB’s data safe, our relationship is built on this joint commitment to exploring future functional and industry-related requirements." Bernard Peultier, VP Technology & Innovation, Atempo.

About Atempo

Atempo is a leading independent European-based software vendor with an established global presence providing solutions to back up, protect, store, move and recover all mission-critical data sets for thousands of companies worldwide.

Atempo’s flagship data protection technology addresses the needs of very large storages with millions of files and petabyte-scale unstructured data volumes using a highly efficient backup approach. In addition to large storage backup and disaster recovery, the same technology also delivers fast and reliable file migration and sync between different storages.

Atempo also edits and commercializes a continuous data protection solution for workstations, file servers and laptops, a range of all-in-one backup appliances particularly suited for remote-site environments, and powerful backup and data preservation solutions for virtual and physical servers, and applications.

Atempo is headquartered in Paris and is present in Europe, the US and Asia with a partner network in excess of 100 partners, integrators and managed service providers. For more information:  www.atempo.comAbout National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, we produce and distribute distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions.

NFB productions offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of our culture and are an essential part of our national cultural heritage. The NFB works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers and creators, culturally diverse communities and co-producers in every region of Canada—as well as partners around the world. NFB creators continue to break new ground in both form and content, in documentary and animated films, pioneering interactive works, including virtual reality projects and mobile content, and immersive, participatory experiences.

We’re a leader in gender-parity in film and digital media production and are working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Since our founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 18 Canadian Screen Awards, 12 Oscars, 17 Webbys and more than 90 Genies.

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National Film Board of Canada
Magalie Boutin
Head Media Relations 1-514-233-8646

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