1. Tell us a little bit about BT Broadcast & Media
I now work for BT Retail in Television Services. I look after media acquisition, processing, publishing and archiving for BTs VOD services currently branded BT TV.
2. What problems were you facing that set out to solve?
High cost inflexible archive storage architecture. (see BT TV Video on Demand case study)
3. How long have you had your MatrixStore and how is it used?
Three years. We use it as a nearline archive storage platform and a second MatrixStore cluster used as a disaster recovery location for selected media.
4. Has it worked as expected, better than expected or not as expected?
Better than expected in the context that in-house storage platforms are never zero maintenance but MS has been extraordinarily low maintenance given the capacity.
5. How do you rate MatrixStore for protecting your data?
Haven’t lost anything yet!
6. How much time do you spend Managing MatrixStore?
None, although I do have to suffer a few moments of downtime occasionally. Probably equivalent to less than a few minutes per month.
7. How do you rate Object Matrix as an organisation to deal with?
No complaints. They’re always, professional, prompt and convivial.
8. How do you plan to use MatrixStore in the future?
We plan to continue to use MatrixStore as a nearline storage platform! We are also invesigating using the platform as a gateway into an LTO back-up repository.
9. Comment on overall experience working with Object Matrix:
It’s all good. So far!
10. Who is the Object Matrix Stig?
Nick Pearce-Tomenius, it’s the svelte physique that gives him away
BT TV Video on Demand Case Study