BBC Cymru Wales Selects Object Matrix To Provide One Petabyte of Nearline Storage

BBC Wales Object Matrix Customer

Cardiff, 29th April 2014:

Object Matrix, trusted the provider of object based nearline storage today announces that it has been selected by BBC Cymru Wales to provide one petabyte of nearline storage for its Cardiff based production facilities.

BBC Cymru Wales is currently the largest BBC production centre in the UK, outside of London. With increasing requirements to provide on demand access to both current and archived content across multiple departments and productions BBC, Cymru Wales set out to procure a nearline storage platform that could satisfy those requirements now and for the years to come.

In order to satisfy the requirements set out by BBC Cymru Wales, MatrixStore from Object Matrix was chosen as it provides the following:

  • 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
  • Future proof addition of capacity and workflows

Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix stated, “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. 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 a trusted, 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.

The View from OM.

We are of course overjoyed to be continuing our work with the BBC and to be providing MatrixStore as the nearline solution to protect their assets. This sale also signals a wider trend we are witnessing for organisations desiring to keep more of their content alive and available on demand. #chuffed.