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Petros Kolyvas
Re: Adobe Anywhere
on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:59:27 am

The datasheet available for Anywhere hardware requirements indicates this product isn't for the small shop: http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/anyw...

1 Collaboration server (running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit)
3 Mercury Streaming Engines (Servers also running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit)
At least 8 10GbE ports.
(None of which jives with the video here: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeanywhere.html#nerolimedia_split_adobe-an... - ...throw a server together, anywhere you have a network point....)

Using the datasheet, the foundational server/software costs alone could be $15K-$20K minimum, but perhaps you could build your own server and run something else, though I continue to wonder why Adobe doesn't pay more attention to enterprise Linux for back-end duties.

Hopefully they have something up their sleeve for smaller outfits and/or groups of local editors who don't have a data-center with 4 servers to spare... ;)

While I can't help but think they've designed the product so that smaller outfits need to turn to their "Cloud" (I'm a broken record I know), it looks nice for large organizations.

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