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BBC Cymru selects Object Matrix storage

30 April 2014
BBC Cymru selects Object Matrix storage

Object Matrix has been chosen by BBC Cymru Wales to provide one petabyte of nearline storage for its Cardiff-based production facilities, currently the largest BBC production centre in the UK, outside of London.

BBC Cymru Wales set out requirements for on demand access to both current and archived content across multiple departments and productions. Object Matrix is able to provide one useable petabyte of 10GigE connected storage; resilience to failure with minimal disruption and low administrative effort; integrations with Avid Interplay PAM, SGL and Xendata tape library solutions; and future-proof addition of capacity and workflows.

“Being chosen by BBC Cymru Wales to help secure production assets and build a scalable nearline repository for archive content is fantastic news and proof that organisations are looking to do more with their content than park it on a shelf,” said Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix. “The benefit of an object based, API driven nearline platform, like MatrixStore, is that it provides much more scope for automation and integrations than simple scalable file systems.”

MatrixStore is an object based, nearline storage platform that scales from 12 terabytes to multiple petabytes. As well as providing file system access it also provides additional business benefits via features including built in search, options for local and remote replication, multiple-tenancy, WORM options and built in audit.

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