Halo Post Production Selects 10GigE MatrixStore
Cardiff (UK) 15th January 2015 – London based Halo Post Production has complemented its Avid production platform with the integration of nearline object storage from Object Matrix. Halo Post Production offers diverse services across the creative industry from TV drama (The Missing) to film (Paddington) and sound production for Downton Abbey.
Halo Post Production is growing rapidly having recently acquired Hackenbacker Studios and now has a number of sites located in the London area. In order to ensure continuity of the business across all workflows and sites the team at Halo sought to replace their existing nearline storage platform with a secure solution that could grow in line with the business needs.
“As more content enters the facility from a growing client base we recognised the need to implement a tiered storage and integrated workflow strategy that meets the companies tactical and strategic requirements. Choosing a nearline storage platform to fit into our vision meant that it not only had to fit into our current working environment but also be able to scale inline with future requirements” stated Daniel Napier, Chief Engineer Halo Post Production. “We chose MatrixStore from Object Matrix as not only did the product match our requirements but also we have the ability to influence the Object Matrix roadmap”, he added.
MatrixStore was chosen as it met all the elements to the decision making progress included:
- Ability to scale in line with business requirements
- Intelligent and self-managing solution that can support multiple workflows
- Integrated into existing Avid based infrastructure
- Tight integration with Avid Interplay
“We are delighted to be given the opportunity to work with Halo Post Production. This is a perfect example of the traction we are getting in the market as more organisations realise they require intelligent and integrated storage solutions over more limited generic SAN or NAS solutions. Adding one of the top UK facilities to our growing global customer base is incredibly exciting for Object Matrix.” Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix.
UK based Altered Images supplied the following Object Matrix products to Halo Post Production as part of this enhancement to the workflow:
- 280 terabyte (usable), 10gigE connected MatrixStore cluster
- Object Matrix hub servers providing SMB access
- InterConnect for Avid Interplay Archiving
- Move2 Xendata for deep LTO integration
- MXFS for direct client access
About Object Matrix
Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its acclaimed product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, production, VFX, post-production and creative agency customers.
Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.