Canto updates Cumulus DAM

Canto has updated its venerable digital asset management software with the release of Cumulus 9.2. This now offers better integration with Amazon’s S3 Asset Store, so that customers can take advantage of the elastic performance of Amazon’s ‘pay for what you use’ pricing model for the physical storage of digital assets. This means that, for example, multi-location organizations could use this as a storage back-end rather than having to set up local access to assets with all the hassle of setting up replicated servers. In addition, the sensitive metadata that goes with those assets can be kept on a secure global content system, creating a solution that Canto calls Hybrid Cloud.

Jack McGannon, CEO of Canto, commented: “With Cumulus’ new hybrid cloud option, we tackle the full spectrum of enterprise IT digital asset management needs, offering Cumulus also as perpetually licensed on-premise software and as a cloud-hosted managed DAM.”

Canto has also improved the workflow management, replacing previously tedious manual work steps with automated status-based review and approval cycles.

Other new features include a Prefiller in the Cumulus Web Client that solves a common challenge with any DAM, forcing users to enter metadata fields upon upload. Emails triggered in Cumulus now reinforce branding with customizable templates and there are plug-ins for further customization.





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