MSG Networks Implements 2 Petabytes to Ensure Business Continuity
New York, USA, and Cardiff, Wales, 9th February 2018
Object Matrix, leader in providing media focused private cloud platforms to the media and entertainment industry today announces that New York based MSG Networks has procured and installed 2 petabytes of its MatrixStore Digital Content Governance and object storage platform to provide business continuity for the MSG Networks production and post production environments.
MSG Networks required an intelligent storage platform to implement a large scale backup of critical systems and business continuity strategy to ensure content is always available across the estate. As with any infrastructure procurement within the MSG Networks business the solution must provide a strategic investment that can be utilised by various departments, that complements existing infrastructure, enables automated content protection and security whilst bringing efficiencies of scale.
Belinda Binkley, VP Engineering, MSG Networks Inc. added:
“Ensuring business continuity is of utmost importance to the business, but any implementation of new technology must tie in with our existing infrastructure and be transparent to our file based workflows. Object Matrix has provided MSG Networks with an automated and integrated solution that meets our current requirements and can scale to meet future demands on capacity and workflow”
MSG Networks turned to CineSys-Oceana, its trusted integration partner, to find, design and implement a solution to meet this pressing requirement. Together they concluded that the platform should be based on Object Storage to create a private or local cloud environment.
Brent Angle, CTO, CineSys-Oceana, said:
“Having experience with many offerings in the object storage landscape, we recognised the need for complete automation and integration into media workflows, in order for our customers to not only benefit from operational efficiencies, but also to ensure that revenue generating activities can resume in the case of an outage. MatrixStore, from Object Matrix, meets these requirements and is focused on solving the workflow challenges for media organisations across the globe”
The solution consists of two 1 petabyte MatrixStore clusters with access to the content provided by standard interfaces and the Vision application provided by Object Matrix. The clusters are installed in two locations within the MSG Networks estate.
Nick Pearce-Tomenius, co-founder Object Matrix, stated:
“We are obviously delighted to be working with MSG Networks and CineSys-Oceana on this fantastic project. Given the enormous demand for sports content, organisations, like MSG Networks, are now challenged with ensuring their businesses can continue operating despite local outages. Object Matrix has the solutions and expertise to help meet those challenges”
About Object Matrix
Object Matrix provides digital content governance and object storage platforms. The company was built on the philosophy that archive systems should be scalable and interoperable, as well as ensuring instant access to data and metadata. Its flagship product, MatrixStore, is an integrated object storage software solution providing protection and governance for the lifetime of any digital content. It’s used by global organisations that create, curate, and distribute video content, including NBC Universal, TV Globo, the BBC and BT.
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.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
CineSys-Oceana specializes in high end workflow solutions and custom integrations, including storage infrastructures, tiered storage solutions, archive, asset management and more. Our team of specialists have a broad base of experience designing, implementing and supporting workflows for the Media & Entertainment industry.