VIAA & MediaHaven is a perfect match

VIAA uses MediaHaven as a deep archive media asset management platform. The VIAA reference case provides a good demonstration on some of the core functionalities of MediaHaven.

Short intro

VIAA was founded in 2012 by the Flemish government. The Flemish Institute for Archiving or VIAA digitizes stores and provides access to audiovisual material, photos, documents, etc. They collaborate with partners from the cultural, heritage and media sector.

The challenge

An organization such as VIAA interacts with a large number of content providers that deliver content. Each of them requiring access to the platform and the ability to set the security and visibility levels on the content and users. Furthermore the VIAA archive consists of a tape library (IBM TS3500, several thousand LTO-6 tapes), a GPFS disk storage (50 TB) and Castor object store (300 TB).  Each of those are replicated on two different sites to provide high redundancy and recovery options.

Finally as the volume of content keeps on growing, scalability is an extremely important requirement.

The Solution

MediaHaven has been setup like a SAAS environment letting VIAA use all the capabilities of a multi-tenant platform. MediaHaven allows VIAA to easily manage the content of all different content providers and provide optimized workflows for individual tenants.

The Benefits

VIAA can maintain its own customers. They have all the tools available to deliver MediaHaven to their customers while maintaining a good overview of the project. Because MediaHaven is scalable it will grow together with the needs of VIAA. MediaHaven uses a very flexible metadata model which can be completely configured by the customer.

MediaHaven client - VIAA
Case

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We can now easily share our historic and press archives.

MediaHaven allows us, as a museum and documentation center, to share our historic and press archives. Not only does this speed up our workflow internally, the general public can now easily browse this content.

Dorien Styven
Collection Manager
Kazerne Dossin

MediaHaven offers a lot of possibilities by default and is highly adaptable.

As a service provider with more than 130 separate archives, the multi tenant aspect in particular is a key feature for us.

Nico Verplancke
Nico Verplancke
Director
VIAA