Over time, the Qatari Embassy accumulated approximately 16,000 photos, videos, leaflets, booklets, files, and other forms of digital media. The stored content was scattered: one part was on internal servers and staff computers, another on Google Drive and external hard drives, and some were only available from media agency contractors. The embassy staff therefore spent around two days just compiling materials for a press release.
As the stored data expanded, searches became increasingly more difficult, and the transfer of large videos (over 30GB) was always problematic. In addition, the transfer of photos and videos to media agencies didn't always comply with security requirements.