Hewlett-Packard has created a private cloud based digital library for Beetles member Paul McCartney.
HP joined hands with McCartney’s MPL Communications to create a cloud based library of McCartney’s work. The entire cloud system is based on the HP Converged Infrastructure platform.
The company said that McCartney’s personal collection includes more than 1 million items including video footage of concerts, photographs, videotapes and reels, rolls of film, original works of art, music recording and memorabilia.
What HP has done is taken McCarney’s entire collection and digitised it. The private cloud based collection can be access from anywhere in the world by McCartney.
The company used its Information Optimisation technology to organise the data in a manner in which it is instantly accessible in a smarter way, giving the right information when it is needed.
“It’s really exciting because even if I’m out on tour anywhere in the world, I will be able to say, okay, ‘Wings 1976 tour’ and instantly, it will come up. You’ve got all the information, all the photos from it. And you’ll have written accounts – personal accounts and critical accounts – of what happened,” McCartney said.
Although it is a private collection accessible only to McCartney, should he decide to share his collection with his millions of fans across the world for free or for a subscription fee, it is very much possible.