Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, announced today a new integration partnership with UK based object storage software company, Object Matrix.
Object Matrix is the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries. Based in Cardiff (UK), they have an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and are trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Imagina, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.
“Object Matrix customers require their digital content to be shared across multiple, geographically disperse locations. In doing so they require that content to be protected at the highest levels, both at source and destination,” said Jonathan Morgan, Object Matrix CEO. “Incorporating FileCatalyst into the MatrixStore object storage workflows will result in significantly accelerated file transfer, making the entire process faster, more reliable and more secure.
”FileCatalyst provides accelerated file transfer capabilities for Object Matrix’s object based storage solution, MatrixStore. MatrixStore is a flexible and integrated private storage cloud that fits seamlessly into any workflow and uses object-based storage technology to provide an integrated and automated nearline platform to support multiple workflows. It stores data, metadata and automatically applies data storage policies to provide a secure and scalable solution for user’s data storage requirements.
“FileCatalyst prides itself on being a world leader in accelerated file transfer solutions,” said Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst VP of Business Development. “FileCatalyst’s ability to move files at speeds of up to 10 Gbps will change the way Object Matrix users move their files to the cloud.
”Object Matrix’s acclaimed product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, post production, utilities, banking and creative agency customers. Due to its tight integration with media workflows, MatrixStore is widely used by global broadcasters, banks, post-production facilities and telecommunications companies.
MatrixStore is an object-based storage platform. As such, the technology is valuable for any organisation wishing to protect digital assets while still making them available on demand. As media files exponentially increase in size in the media and entertainment sphere, the delivery of these files between facilities and into the cloud is important. For users sending and receiving large format media files using methods such as email or FTP, transfers into a storage solution quickly become very slow or unreliable, especially over large geographical distances.
To speed the delivery of these files within its solutions, Object Matrix has partnered with FileCatalyst to enable users to send digital content at accelerated data transfer rates. FileCatalyst’s unique acceleration technology transforms transfers, reducing them from hours or days into minutes, regardless of size or format. By integrating specifically with the FileCatalyst Direct solution, MatrixStore users can experience incredible speed gains, enabling transfer speeds of up to 138 times faster than FTP and other traditional file transfer methods.
Object Matrix (6.C28b) and FileCatalyst will both exhibit at IBC in Amsterdam from September 8-12, where FileCatalyst will showcase FileCatalyst Central version 3.7 – the technology used by NBC Olympics in their production of the Games in Rio. Visit FileCatalyst at booth 7.H37 to learn more