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About Us

Cloudfirst.io was founded to help forward-thinking organizations define, plan, strategize, and execute on their long-term digital storage and archive objectives

Decades of experience working with the world's most significant content creators, curators, and custodians has empowered us to build a targeted, full-service team passionate about what we do and ready to help your organization today

About Cloudfirst Inc.

Cloudfirst is a global end-to-end services and solutions provider leading transformational innovation in the area of next-generation, massive-scale digital archives.

We are built from the ground up to help clients plan and execute on their next-generation digital archive transformations. We are laser focused on defining, developing, and evolving end-to-end managed services and software solutions to mitigate client business, technical and workflow risks while accelerating Legacy Archive modernization.

We are a globally distributed team of experts with a successful track-record working with top-tier media and entertainment organizations, sporting leagues and teams, and various government agencies and NGOs around the world. Our philosophy is to build a responsive, services-oriented team of experts, prepared to engage early on in your planning stages, leveraging our broad experience to help guide organizations through their digital archive transformation, whether on-premise, cloud or hybrid-centric.

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Our end-to-end Legacy Archive transformation products and managed services help clients right from initial conceptual discussions all the way through planning, migration, and eventual decommissioning of aging and proprietary Legacy Archive platforms.

Company Leadership

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Brian Campanotti

Archive Transformation Visionary

Brian Campanotti is recognized as a successful entrepreneur, thought leader, published author and innovator in the area of large-scale unstructured data storage, archive and preservation. He is the founder of Cloudfirst.io, an innovative end-to-end technology and services provider focused on digital archive transformation and modernization, helping global content owners, producers and custodians develop and execute on their long-term strategies for massive-scale digital content archive, protection and preservation.

Prior to joining Cloudfirst.io, Mr. Campanotti was CTO at Front Porch Digital (now Telestream), instrumental in their emergence as global leader in the digital archive space. During his tenure, he helped guide the company through several successful transactions including its acquisition by Oracle in 2014. Prior to that, he founded Masstech, another leading provider of digital archive solutions, and began his career as a Project Engineer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Toronto, Canada.

Mr. Campanotti and his team have won three Emmy® Awards for pivotal innovation in digital archive technologies, long-term digital preservation and large-scale digital video implementations.

With an extended passion for preservation, he was one of the primary inventors of the SMPTE Archive eXchange Format (AXF) standard and also spearheaded the effort to have it adopted as an ISO/IEC standard. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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Accelerate migration off Legacy Archive system, proprietary software, and aging data tape

Increase legacy archive SLAs proving true disaster recovery and business continuance

Immediately halt continued capital expenditures on Legacy Archive infrastructures

Eliminate operational and technical risk during and after archive transformation

Empower data-driven planning based on real-world Legacy Archive modelling and analysis

Identify potential risks/bottlenecks in advance of production migration

Accelerate time to monetization for valuable legacy content

Avoid costly day-to-day staff involvement in the lengthy and complex migration process