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Eliote chooses MatrixStore as nearline storage element

Eliote has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect its content in multi site EVS live and fast-turnaround production driven workflows.

Eliote has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect its content in multi site EVS live and fast turnaround production driven workflows.

The Paris based provider has a long and existing working relationship with Object Matrix, and that experience was behind their decision to make MatrixStore the nearline element of the broadcast workflow managed service.

“Having worked with Object Matrix since 2012, we appreciate the close technical and business support they provide,” said Fernando Carvalho, CTO of Eliote. “As Eliote expands and reinvents its service offering, we need a storage partner we can rely on to help us scale in every facet of the business to build a new proposition for our customers. Object Matrix fits the bill perfectly.”

Recognising the move to managed services Eliote identified the opportunity to offer tightly integrated broadcast workflow solutions to the French broadcast community that cannot be offered by public cloud providers.

Content is now available from remote studios to a secure data centre on a dark fibre network. The media is then immediately available for the postproduction staff. End users receive an OPEX based approach to their workflow and storage requirements, with broadcast and storage teams supporting the solution.

“Object Matrix prides itself on rigorously testing MatrixStore against the wide variety of third party broadcast workflow platforms that our customers use,” said Nick Pearce, cofounder of Object Matrix. “That flexibility and workflow support ensures that service based organisations like Eliote can have confidence in growing their business, knowing their underlying storage technology can scale in capacity, performance and integration.”

The MatrixStore platform chosen by Eliote consists of 280 terabytes nets of 10gigE connected nearline storage coupled with a MatrixStore hub server that enables the EVS live and fast turnaround production workflows. Content is archived and accessed from the nearline platform using the powerful IPDirector production content management solution from EVS.

The design and sales process has been driven and supported by Object Matrix partner Ivory.