What is iconik Storage Gateway?

The iconik Storage Gateway is software that you can install on your server or your machine that monitors files, folders and can manage the transfer and transcode of files and folders for iconik.

What are the benefits of iconik Storage Gateway

  • Enables iconik to manage and use files that are located on premise.
  • Transcodes proxies of supported files so that you can search and browse using iconik from anywhere.
  • Enables iconik to operate as a Hybrid Cloud Solution.
  • Integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Can make available to an enterprise files from multiple locations

Multiple iconik Storage Gateways

You can run multiple iconik Storage Gateways. This enables:

Integration with multiple storage devices in one location

If you have a location that has multiple storage devices or has different needs on different parts of the same storage you can run multiple iconik Storage Gateways to provide that functionality. iconik can move files between the iconik Storage Gateways managed devices as needed.

iconik Storage Gateway in multiple locations.

For Enterprises that have multiple offices, iconik can provide the perfect holistic view of the enterprises digital assets. By running iconik Storage Gateway in each location that has storage you can provide access to everyone from anywhere.

iconik Storage Gateway - how it works.

iconik Storage Gateway is configured as daemon or service on a server. This server is attached to the storage that you want to monitor. iconik Storage Gateway indexes the storage and then will start monitoring it for changes such as adding or deleting files.

As iconik Storage Gateway indexes or discovers new files, it parses them to see they have metadata and if it can create a preview of the files and then it will upload information about those files, the generated preview and any metadata to iconik. iconik will then be aware of each file and create asset records as needed. Any commands issued to iconik against the file or storage will be queued for when the iconik Storage Gateway connects (for security reason iconik can not initiate a connection to a iconik Storage Gateway).

Where can it run?

It can run on any supported operating system as listed below.

Microsoft Windows

It can run on any modern Microsoft Windows such as:

  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows Server 2016

It runs as a system service.

Apple MacOS

It runs as a daemon on MacOS.

Linux

It runs as a daemon on supported Linux environments such as:

  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS 64Bit
  • RedHat Linux 7 64Bit
  • CentOS 7 64Bit

Can I map the directories to collections

Yes, it's possible to do this from the storage administration page by selecting Collection Directory Mapping