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New BrightDrive Monitoring GUI Provides Comprehensive Systems Monitoring Across Post-Production Infrastructures

(August 16, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-8-16--
Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media applications, has released a new Monitoring graphical user interface (GUI) for its range of BrightDrive G2 and G2 Pro media file servers. The new GUI, together with Bright's recently released Admin GUI, provide easy and fast interaction with BrightDrive's comprehensive system management features and with all other essential components across digital film and post-production workflow infrastructures. 

The new GUIs allow active monitoring of BrightDrive server functions and the activity of external systems across workflows, including second by second status updates of the metadata raid set, the server and memory load, network utilization and workspace activity status. Multiple status reports can be generated as required and sent via email to appropriate destinations, giving operators continuous information regarding system use whether they are working on or off site.

"Our new Monitoring GUI and Admin GUI allow users to interact with their post-production workflows at a level that goes to the heart of their BrightDrive servers and beyond to the component systems of their digital infrastructures," said Ed Rodriguez, President and Chief Architect, Bright Technologies, Inc. "They provide access to the vital elements of their operations, thereby offering much potential to improve output and cost efficiencies. What's more, the GUIs are very easy to use, making them suitable for technical and non-specialist operators."

BrightDrive's new monitoring capabilities can be customized easily to address individual requirements, for example, all information generated can be presented as easy to assimilate graphs showing current and historical data. In this way, operators can recognize trends in system usage and therefore predict optimum requirements for future workflow planning. Operators can set up the Monitoring GUI to notify them of any inconsistencies in system usage, thereby avoiding potential problems before they can impact on workflow efficiency.

Bright's newly released Admin GUI simplifies the on-site administration of BrightDrive media file servers, attached systems and infrastructure components, making tasks such as workspace management, system reboot/shutdown and network configuring easy to undertake. Integrity is assured by multiple layered protection features. Users are informed via secure https access of all systems and infrastructure activities, and are able to easily edit configuration files graphically and create support bundles. 

Availability
The new BrightDrive Monitoring GUI is available for the G2 and G2 Pro media file servers immediately. The Admin GUI now ships as standard as part of the basic configuration of all new BrightDrive G2, BrightDrive G2 Pro, and BrightDrive Astella systems. Existing customers, including BrightDrive G1 users, with support contracts will be upgraded.

About Bright 
Bright Technologies develops highly specialized technology for shared media environments. In the mid-1990s, Bright's core team began the development of the first file system for shared media and by 1999, Bright was the first company to address the core issues and challenges of file handling in media. Over the past 12 years, Bright has earned a reputation as an innovative, collaborative, problem solving media software and technology developer. Based on this level of experience and vision for what's possible, Bright has developed its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced media file servers in the industry, featuring low-latency, high performance, and best possible predictability and reliability, specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows. Bright Technologies, Inc., head office: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002 www.4bright.com

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