ON TARGET... with all the latest IBC 2017 show information and product coverage, by the editors of The Broadcast Bridge - filtered by category.
Click here

​Object Matrix Has New Price Structure, S3 Compatibility

Anyone wishing to integrate the MatrixStore object storage into their nearline, archive and business continuity workflows can now do so in a variety of ways. The storage developer has also added full S3 compatibility.

This includes hardware and software; a software only option and a subscription/storage as a Service option.

These options offer complete financial and technical flexibility for broadcasters, media companies and post-production facilities of all sizes, says Object Matrix.

The new software only deployment of MatrixStore provides the flexibility for organisations to re-purpose existing storage platforms or purchase hardware from existing framework agreements, it says.

MatrixStore object storage software runs on the Ubuntu Server Linux Operating system. Ubuntu supports the vast majority of storage hardware available on the market today. Object Matrix will work with customers to make sure that each node in the cluster has an appropriate balance of disk, RAM, CPU and network capability to take the best advantage of the software.

MatrixStore object storage software is priced per terabyte on a sliding scale based on used capacity. Prices start from £100 per terabyte. Minimum starting capacity is 240TB.

Buying object storage as a subscription/storage as a service enables organisations to move storage from a CAPEX expenditure to the OPEX side of the balance sheet. A three and 5-year subscription plan allow customers to plan their storage costs. One flat annual fee will cover MatrixStore software and annual support fees. Customers can choose to provide their own hardware or the solution can be delivered as an appliance. Subscriptions start at 500TB for £35k p.a.

There's new capacity pack pricing too. Object Matrix is introducing 60TB, 120TB, 240TB and 750TB usable packs (packs are 10GigE and include redundant internal networking and first year HW/SW support). A 120TB costs £45,995 up to two Petabytes for £350,000.

The updated web-based browser MatrixStore Vision enables users to search for, examine, add metadata and restore content. Vision also allows local and remote teams to work with content in a smooth, frictionless, environment.

There's the added ability to link proxies and thumbnails created by third-party transcode solutions with a new post – processing workflow.

MatrixStore has also beefed up its Amazon S3 interface and is now compatible with all Amazon S3 commands related to data operations. This enhanced integration allows organisations to use MatrixStore as part of any workflow that requires an Amazon S3 interface.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Choosing the Right Storage for Collaborative Workflows

Like the creative professionals that use them, today’s storage systems need to be agile and able to serve up content when it is requested, as quickly and efficiently as possible. A real-time performing ‘Primary’ storage system also needs to…

Viewing the Web Browser as an Opportunity Not a Threat

What if a video production could be tailored to each viewer, based on transmitted audio and video essence and data stored in the viewer’s browser? Suppose the browser could receive the content and based on the viewer’s personal…

Field Report: Object Matrix Storage Saves MTA Assets From Fire

Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International (MTA) broadcasts worship and family viewing in up to eight different languages simultaneously, with studios and audiences spanning the globe. MTA focuses on providing a positive and educational influence for its viewers, covering a variety of…

Special Edition: Super Bowl LI—Technology Insight: Trucks, Technology and Production: Part 1

Every year the NFL Super Bowl creates a level of excitement uncommon for most sporting events and this year’s event was no exception. The broadcast provided viewers with a dazzling Lady Gaga half-time show and the stunning and record-breaking,…

Avid to Play a Major Role for FOX Sports’ Super Bowl Coverage

When you think of the Super Bowl broadcast, don’t just think of a single football game. It’s a massive week-long production with hours of programming leading up to the game itself. This is where Avid is providing a…