SBA upgrades its disaster recovery plan with the help of leading-edge archiving technology
UAE government owned broadcaster Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has ordered a second Archive Asset Management (AAM) mediARC system from AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA.
SMB realized its first mediARC in Q2 2017 for the digitization and management of its entire legacy video archive consisting of 140,000 hours of Betacam, DigiBeta, U-matic, One Inch, and MiniDV tapes to SBA’s enterprise datacentre.
In March this year, the media house purchased a second mediARC system as part of its disaster recovery plan to ensure the preservation of its archive now and in the future in a distant location. Consisting of several mediARC GUIs alongside NOA applications mediARC ProcessorHost, MediaButler, StorageConnector, DBScripter and FileManager, the additional system is an identical copy of the original mediARC installation and will allow SBA to duplicate — and access — all data, even if the central archive is unavailable.
SBA is the first in the region to apply the method of keeping three copies of documents in two separate locations that are accessible at all times within the context of an Archive Asset Management system.
“This concept is quite unique for a legacy archive in the region,” said Jean-Christophe Kummer, managing partner of NOA. “SBA will benefit from having a full duplication of its repertoire constantly available at two sites. The setup will also permit future born digital material to be collected in one central repository, which is duplicated in two sites.”
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