Cardiff, Wales, 6th October 2020

MatrixStore Cloud from Object Matrix solves remote working challenges for ad agency, The&Partnership

The current COVID-19 situation has meant that The&Partnership is completing its post-production offsite and therefore has limited access to its own local MatrixStore for the foreseeable future

Faced with this challenge The&Partnership seeked to implement a flexible cloud storage platform with a simple user interface that users can access remotely to upload and archive assets. With a lack of access to client sites, it was also important that The & Partnership could share content with those clients remotely.

Object Matrix was able to swiftly set up access to MatrixStore Cloud, a fully hosted private cloud storage platform designed for the media industry. This has been implemented along with its web-based user interface, Vision, for simple upload, view and search functionality from anywhere. Object Matrix is also integrating daily backup workflows into the solution to manage version control across synchronised backups. MatrixStore Cloud can be integrated into existing workflows and provides self-serve access to content from anywhere.

The&Partnership initially began working with Object Matrix when it became the outsourced advertising agency for a prestigious financial institution, which was an existing MatrixStore customer. With a large customer base of global financial institutions security of its archived assets is high on the agenda. MatrixStore Cloud ensures users have multiple copies of data protection with full redundant access.

Simon Blakeley, Post Production Manager, The&Partnership, said:

 “Recent events have been challenging for collaboration. MatrixStore Cloud makes it easy to access our content to share assets with all of our users while ensuring that content is secure. The new way of working has opened our eyes to cloud solutions and we may explore a fully cloud-based workflow with MatrixStore Cloud in the future to give us even more flexibility and to ensure our storage can grow with our portfolio”

Peter Watling, Object Matrix, added:

“This is a perfect solution for The&Partnership to solve a short-term problem whilst offering a strategic view into how the future workflow can evolve in the cloud, a private cloud. The flexibility of MatrixStore Cloud, the dedicated media interfaces and the cost model made it extremely attractive against any other cloud offering”.

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 and hybrid cloud storage platform. 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.