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Razuna Launches New Version of Free Digital Asset Management Solution
Razuna, the maker of the free, open source digital asset management (DAM) solution of the same name, last week released a new version of its software, Razuna 1.5.
Razuna DAM is a software application that enables organizations to organize and centralize digital assets, such as audio, video, or graphic files, Word or Excel documents, PDFs, and other files on a secure server, and then publish them to the Web for sharing and collaboration.
For organizations that want to set up their own Razuna media management server, Razuna offers a number of options, including a standalone server build that uses Tomcat J2EE Server, a VMWare image for deployment on a virtual platform, as well as other options. A hosted edition is also available for a fee.
New features of Razuna 1.5 include:
- A rendering farm, which distributes the rendering job to another server, such as an Amazon EC2 server or dedicated server;
- Support for Amazon S3, Nirvanix, and Eucalyptus cloud storage solutions, with Akamai support coming soon;
- A new application programming interface (API) for integrating Razuna into an organization's environment;
- Enhanced search functionality;
- Ability to customize the system, including tabs, dialog boxes, and the general look and feel of the application;
- A new caching system, which provides improved overall performance and supports caching engines such as Memcached and MongoDB;
- Scheduled backups of assets and data;
- Support for importing and exporting metadata for manipulation in a spreadsheet; and
- Integrated Janrain plugin for logging in to Razuna with social media accounts such as Facebook and Google.
Razuna has also announced plans to launch a new partner and OEM program later this month.
Razuna 1.5 is available now as a free download. Further information is available on the Razuna site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.