​Square Box And Scality Team For MAM Storage System

Square Box Systems’ CatDV media asset management (MAM) system is integrated with Scality RING scale-out file and object storage system for an archive-and-restore process for CatDV users.

"Storage is at the heart of any successful MAM strategy. That's why we're committed to integrating CatDV with the industry's state-of-the-art storage and archiving solutions," said Dave Clack, CEO, Square Box. "Scality RING is designed from the ground up to streamline MAM storage, which makes it a great complement to CatDV's award-winning MAM capabilities. The combination of CatDV and Scality RING gives our customers a fail-safe and clear archive-and-restore workflow for their critical media assets, with maximum efficiency and uptime."

Unlike conventional NAS systems, Scality is claimed to enable 100 percent availability and "14 nines" durability. The Scality RING integration uses CatDV's Amazon AWS S3-based plug-in to move and access media managed by CatDV. Server-based queuing manages priority of archive and restore activity and can be deployed either with the server or alone for greater throughput. In addition, CatDV's Worker provides new options to automate archive workflows based on CatDV metadata and policies.

For example, users can opt either to archive all files that are older than one month or to archive files for a particular project when it is completed.

"Content is the core of our joint customers' businesses, so keeping it intact and always available is critical," said Paul Speciale, Scality's chief product officer. "This integration makes it easier than ever for CatDV users to take full advantage of Scality RING software-defined storage, boosting the availability of content when and where it's needed for production, distribution, and other critical media workflows."

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