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Always test like you're about to go into production before you make any assumptions about resources, timelines, or dollars.
The biggest theme I saw throughout the course of the show was cloud. Nothing seemed more "real" than the embracing of the cloud from ingest through the entire workflow to distribution.
Recently we asked some of our customers if they would share their stories. Many customers, both new and old, stepped up to show the world the DEI engines under their hoods.
One of the most common questions I hear is, "how much will it cost me to move my data?" It is a fair question, and crucial to answer before moving ahead with a project. But cloud veterans know that the early answer will always be the same: "It depends." Almost everything in cloud costs money. Understanding how workflows and cloud cost structures interact is crucial to achieving the key cloud benefit of a low-cost service model.
Compared to traditional filesystems, object storage is cheaper, easier to access, and has practically unlimited capacity. These gains alone can be a compelling driver for cloud migration. But there are subtle differences in how object storage behaves that can negate all of those benefits and turn what is often seen as the first step toward the cloud into a walk off a cliff.
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