Open source digital asset management provider Razuna has announced its Enterprise Edition.
The release, coming a few weeks after the company’s launch of version 1.5 of its flagship DAM software, offers a variety of features specifically designed for the needs of enterprises. The enterprise software, available as a downloadable edition or as a cloud service, is free for universities and non-profits, and is available under a license for businesses. An upgrade is offered for existing Razuna users.
Based in Denmark and founded in 2005, Razuna said that more than 2000 customers use its cloud-based DAM service, and that over 60,000 businesses have downloaded its software in the past 12 months.
The major new features of the Razuna Enterprise Edition are a Workflow Engine, a Rendering Farm and integration with Akamai (a content delivery network).
The Workflow Engine enables a customer to set up customizable workflow automation, with automated tasks and actions based on such events as upload, delete or edit. A single event can trigger multiple actions, and actions can be connected to designated folders.
The Rendering Farm allows customers to distribute the processing load to many servers on the backend. Razuna Founder and CTO Nitai Aventaggiato told news media that, since the software was built on an enterprise architecture with J2EE as the main engine, “handling large volumes of files and concurrent assets has never been an issue.”
CEO Jens Strandbygaard said in a statement that the company had seen an increase in enterprise customers, because the software “fits their needs at a fraction of the cost for comparable systems.” The major missing ingredient for enterprises, Strandbygaard said, had been workflow automation.
The company said that the Rendering Farm was initially developed for an unnamed, major European broadcaster that uses Razuna for their digital video library and needed to distribute the rendering load.
The Akamai plugin is designed for customers who use that distributed video storage and serving network, allowing an Akamai account to be accessed through Razuna simply by entering the account details into the plugin. Assets can also be stored in the Razuna platform, or in such cloud storage providers as Amazon S3 or Nirvanix.
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