The Challenges

Global organizations are coming to terms with the implications of file based workflows and ever increasing file sizes brought about by a surge to HD, UHD and 3D formats. ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion saw these challenges emerging and identified them within their own production environments as the following:

  • Capacity on the existing Avid storage is at a premium. The ISIS platform was designed for guaranteeing streams of access to the content and not as a mid to long term place to park projects.
  • Little or no space on the Avid ISIS to accommodate new projects.
  • Any new solution needed to be integrated with the existing Avid Interplay environment.
  • Moving content to LTO or other basic disk platforms was labour intensive and error prone.
  • The storage platform needed to automate the protection of the content and guarantee its availability.
  • The storage would, at some point, be required for other departments and workflows within.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, each requiring distinct storage silos.
  • The integration with Avid Interplay needed to meet specific requirements so not to hinder current working practice.

The Solution

After considering many different options ranging from adding more ISIS chassis to a big bucket of raw disk, the MatrixStore from Object Matrix was selected as the most optimum solution. MatrixStore acts as a resilient nearline repository, complementing the ISIS shared storage and providing guaranteed access to clips as and when required.

Download the Case Study to discover how ProSiebenSat.1 Produktions solved this problem with the help of MatrixStore and InterConnect from Object Matrix: