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ITN Moves Entire Archive to MatrixStore

UK news broadcaster ITN has purchased an additional 2 petabytes of MatrixStore digital content governance and object storage, from Object Matrix, in order to provide instant access to its entire archive.

Having implemented a near line storage cache from Object Matrix earlier this year, ITN has added an additional 2 petabyte MatrixStore cluster, consisting of six 360 terabyte nodes, in order to migrate its archive from LTO to a platform that provides instant access to content with a very low TCO. MatrixStore uses object-based storage technology to provide an integrated and automated archive platform to support multiple workflows.

With a view to being future-proof, MatrixStore will replace existing tape archives for ITN. It has been seamlessly integrated into ITN’s existing infrastructure, meaning the team can continue to work using familiar workflows and processes. 

Once populated, the 2 petabyte cluster will reside in an off-site location providing a highly resilient disaster recovery platform should access to content become unavailable at the Grays Inn Road, London location. Additionally, with Object Matrix launching a private cloud storage service, ITN will have a route to meet a strategic goal of embracing more cloud based technologies. 

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