News came today at the IBC show in Amsterdam that Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets.
Front Porch Digital’s technologies help enterprises handle large data files content, such as high definition films and TV shows.
Front Porch Digital users include A&E Television, BBC, Discovery Communications, U.S. Library of Congress and NASCAR. In total, Front Porch Digital helps manage over 750 petabytes of digital content.
Together, their goal is to help organizations manage the growing complexities associated with the migration, integration, storage, and delivery of rich media content.
“Organizations need a modern, integrated content storage management solution to manage and monetize their valuable rich media assets,” said John Fowler, EVP of Oracle Systems. “We will continue to build on Front Porch Digital’s success and unique capabilities, which complement Oracle’s existing high performance and scalable engineered storage solutions.”