ITN and 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.
You might also like...
TDM Mesh Networks - A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110: Application - Eurovision Song Contest
With over 4000 signals to distribute, transfer and route, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) proved to be this year’s showpiece for Riedel’s TDM based distributed mesh networked system MediorNet. Understanding the intricacies of such an event is key to rea…
Broadcasters are no longer faced with the binary choice of going down the SDI or IP routes. The hybrid method of using TDM (Time Domain Multiplexing) combines the advantages of distributed networks with IP and SDI to deliver a fully…
TDM Mesh Networks: A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110. Pt1 - Balancing Technical Requirements
IP is well known and appreciated for its flexibility, scalability, and resilience. But there are times when the learning curve and installation challenges a complete ST-2110 infrastructure provides are just too great.
IP is delivering unprecedented flexibility and scalability for broadcasters. But there is a price to pay for these benefits, namely, the complexity of the system increases significantly as we add more video and audio over IP.
Never trust the adhesive holding tape to the hub of a 40 year-old ¾-inch videocassette.