• 8 November 2019

$2 an Hour for a Petabyte of Hybrid Cloud Storage?!?

$2 an Hour for a Petabyte of Hybrid Cloud Storage?!?

$2 an Hour for a Petabyte of Hybrid Cloud Storage?!? 1024 576 Object Matrix

$2 an Hour for a Petabyte of Hybrid Cloud Storage?!?

Following a fantastic talk by Rory Sutherland (arranged by Global Welsh) I’ve started to look at things a bit differently when trying to quantify value.

It is funny how we value certain things more than others. “I am not paying £30 a month for broadband!” we say yet the daily benefit that service brings far outweighs the £1/day that it costs us. 

Many companies happily pay for services that do not add much value to the business yet getting buy-in to implement new technologies that certainly will bring financial and operational benefit is not always so easy.

To address this I took the cost of providing 2 and 20 Petabytes of MatrixStore hybrid cloud storage (object storage platform whose ‘job’ is to protect an organisations most valuable assets, increase operational efficiency, empower creativity and enable global collaboration) and represented it as an hourly cost.

Compared to the cost of services you can use on a daily basis (see below), the ability to protect 2 petabytes of content for just $8 per hour offers incredible value.The twenty petabyte pack offers an even more incredible $2 / hour when broken down to a per petabyte price.

Security Guard

$20 / Hour

You’ll need at least two guards that won’t take naps

$35 / Hour

They’ll spend all day looking for LTO tapes & content

$60 / Hour

You’ll need one after the stress of managing legacy storage

$450 / Hour

You might need one if you lose client data

Implementing our media focused hybrid cloud storage platform will save you time and money as the media manager will be more focused on tasks that will bring value to the business, meaning you might not need that lawyer quite so often.

If this is of interest to you:

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The $8/hour* for providing MatrixStore, trusted by global broadcasters, is dwarfed by the benefits gained (operational & financial). Even $45/hr is a steal for a 20PB config giving super fast, super safe access to all your archive content.

It’s time to think differently and Object Matrix are more than happy to help you to do that.



About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the award-winning software company that pioneered object storage and the modernisation of media archives. Our purpose is to enable global collaboration, increase operational efficiencies and empower creativity. Through the deployment of MatrixStore, the On-Prem and Hybrid Cloud storage platforms, their focus on the media industry gives them a deep understanding of the challenges organisations face when protecting, processing, and sharing video content. Our customers include BBC, Orange, France Televisions, BT TV, HBO, TV Globo, MSG-N, and NBC Universal.