The past year has thrown up some extraordinary challenges for the media industry, which has had to adapt at an even greater pace than usual. This makes it an even greater honour, to have been nominated in seven of this year’s Storage Awards categories. At Object Matrix, our team place the highest importance on ensuring we consistently meet the standards expected by our customer community, and this is how we do it:
Cloud Enabler of the Year
There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all in the cloud. In the current climate of increased cloudification, it is crucial to ensure flexibility when it comes to accessing your cloud storage. Depending on your workflow, placing your content on multiple cloud platforms could build on your ability to access content and create revenue. Even the biggest cloud providers are unable to guarantee availability 100% of the time. Therefore, the benefits of having an instant, “self-serve” approach to content, along with a precautionary back-up option, makes sense, not just for business but for your creative output too.
MatrixStore Cloud – Cloud Product of the Year
Put simply, our MatrixStore Cloud storage is a way to future proof access to your content, offering cloud services that deliver consistent performance and predictable costs. It carries the highest levels of digital content governance, so our customers know their content is protected and available on demand wherever it needs to be accessed. We ensure that creative and production teams can self-serve their media, from work or remotely, and the intuitive interface makes collaboration easier than ever for global teams.
Ransomware Protection Company of the Year
The media industry has very specific cyber security demands. If there is potential for your operating system to be hacked, then your data will be compromised, regardless of how immutable it is. As such, we have created MatrixStore to be a key defence against ransomware attacks. It is a highly firewalled solution, that provides a range of additional defences against hackers trying to encrypt your data. Object Matrix has had immutable data vault options since inception, and we actively encourage their use at every stage of the media industry.
Object Storage Vendor of the Year
Since 2003, Object Matrix has pioneered object storage and the modernisation of media archives. We know how important security, scalability and accessibility is. That is why we created MatrixStore – our flagship storage software that provides protection and governance for the lifetime of any digital content through our on-prem, hybrid, and cloud deployments – and is used by some of the worlds’ biggest media organisations.
Hybrid Storage Vendor of the Year
There are an abundance of benefits to adopting a hybrid approach to media storage. MatrixStore Hybrid allows organisations to choose a coherent mix of platforms to create a perfectly integrated, bespoke storage platform for their business. Not only does this mean you can effortlessly move between on-prem, private and public clouds, but you can also enjoy the benefits of high-speed workflows, enhanced security and seamless synchronisation of your content and metadata. The ability to choose, ensures organisations can create the most efficient combination of storage platforms to suit their needs.
Software Defined Storage (SDS) Vendor of the Year
The agility of your company can directly impact your creative output. We know that storage can quickly become an issue for teams, and there are a multitude of reasons why turning to a software-led storage solution could be the best option. Reducing dependency on hardware, has the potential to improve performance and reduce costs. By implementing one set of resources rather than tackling multiple legacy storage solutions, as well as having the ability to scale when necessary, teams can respond to fluctuating workflows.
We pride ourselves on building strong relationships within the storage industry, because in order to implement new workflows, there needs to be conversation and cohesion between all stakeholders. Sharing content between colleagues and clients should be as easy and accessible as possible and we make that happen. But we are also passionate about sharing our ideas with the industry to offer value beyond our existing customer base.
Our team is so delighted to have been recognised for our efforts at this year’s Storage Awards, especially given the exceptional way the industry has stepped up as a whole.
You can vote for Object Matrix at the Storage Awards, which are taking place on the 7th of October.
About Object Matrix
Object Matrix is the award winning software company that pioneered object storage and the modernisation of media archives. It exists to enable global collaboration, increase operational efficiencies and empower creativity through deployment of MatrixStore, the on-prem, hybrid and cloud storage platform. Their unified deployment approach ensures content spans on-prem and cloud storage whilst their focus on the media industry gives them a deep understanding of the challenges organisations face when protecting, processing and sharing video content. Customers include: BBC, Orange, France Televisions, BT, HBO, TV Globo, MSG-N and NBC Universal.