The latest upgrade to the Blackbird platform was released on 7th May 2020. This is a minor platform update but also brings with it additional Operating System and container image updates for Blackbird Edge.
Blackbird AWS S3 publishing
Publishing output media to AWS S3 buckets has been a feature of Blackbird for a significant time. Part of the movement of workflows to the public cloud wholesale is to also permit for usable asset delivery for a multitude of workflows.
Blackbird accounts can publish to AWS S3 buckets, and for workflows which require downloadable assets that end users can use to distribute media or post manually to external platforms.
Blackbird now has the option to provide the S3 object links to the end users for this purpose. The benefit for AWS based workflows is that the speed to deliver to S3 is very high and can avoid unnecessary cloud egress.
This user interface of Blackbird Forte can be enabled to directly download or to provide the downloadable links to a user. This also permits users to apply the security enforcement that may be required on these objects or buckets directly within their AWS VPC.
Blackbird Edge Operating System (Linux / Cloud Container images)
Blackbird Edge runs primarily within Linux environments as baremetal or virtual machine deployments. Our operating system of choice is Debian. The latest installers and updates to this are upgrades to Debian Stretch (version 9). This brings with it increased support and security enhancements and is part of our ongoing commitment to long term use of the Blackbird Edge software.
Update installers for new deployments, upgrades for existing deployments and new container images for Docker based (AWS, Azure, GCP, others) are available now.
Our support team is gradually rolling out these updates so please get in touch with them with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org
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