“Ensuring that work can continue at any of our production facilities is of paramount importance. We require not only seamless business continuity; but also an automated workflow, capable of ensuring that each and every project change, asset movement, clip editing, or asset deletion, would be immediately and automatically reflected in our disaster recovery site. After much consideration, we determined that implementing a disaster recovery strategy, using technology from GLOOKAST and Object Matrix, would bring technical, strategic, and commercial benefits to our company,” stated Mauricio Felix, Project and Support Technology Director. “Combining the ability for our editors to continue working regardless of local outages with the capability of seamlessly bringing content back to the primary location is what impressed us most”, he added.
A key part of Globo’s disaster recovery strategy is provided by GLOOKAST, using media|retriever, media|transformer and media|parker, from the intelligent Glooport family of products. Glooport media services are used to ensure working-resolution clips are created and made available, with all its metadata, to editors at the disaster recovery location. Glooport media|retriever is also used to ensure that partial, full resolution clips, can be restored on automatic background demand and checked into the Avid Interplay system located at the disaster recovery site.
MatrixStore object storage from Object Matrix was selected by Globo to guarantee data protection and availability across two locations, ensuring editors can access content at either site with little or no downtime. As Globo’s storage requirements continue to grow they also required a system that could scale inline with capacity, availability and workflow requirements.
“Globo selecting Object Matrix as a trusted storage partner is not only a testament to the strength of our product portfolio but also our ability to deliver solutions that solve problems specific to the Media and Entertainment industry.” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix. “It provides Object Matrix with another highly prestigious broadcaster in the region and indicates that organizations are selecting future-proof platforms when it comes to choosing storage and disaster recovery infrastructure,” he added.
“We are extremely proud of our Glooport products having been selected for such a large project at Studios Globo, adding to the multiple studios and field production automated ingest using our Gloobox product line. It certainly recognizes GLOOKAST’s leadership in solutions for high-end digital content production workflows,” said Edel Garcia, GLOOKAST’s EVP of Sales and Marketing. “Studios Globo is a truly worldwide reference in high-end digital content production, and this project was only possible with the unique vision and approach of Globo’s technology division and the integration skills of CIS Group’s engineering team, our distributor in Brazil. Globo’s project design and support teams worked closely with CIS Group, GLOOKAST and Object Matrix,” he added.