The solution at MTA International currently consists of:
- 2 usable petabytes of 10GigE connected MatrixStore object storage.
- MatrixStore Replication.
- Seamless API integration with Portal (by Cantemo)
The MatrixStore object storage is split across two sites and connected remotely, which means that should another disaster strike in either of the sites, media assets can be restored from the other site. This is thanks to MatrixStore replication, which ensures assets are automatically protected at remote locations to ensure content can be accessed should anything happen to the original, local, version. This has been a core part of MatrixStore object storage technology since 2005.
DropSpot is a Data Asset Management tool from Object Matrix that enables users to tag objects with metadata upon ingestion. This means metadata can then be extracted at a later date, enabling instantaneous location of data. It includes MXFS client applications at both locations, making that process much more efficient and is able to ingest items into the system without the need for a third-party application to carry out verifications. MTA is able to ensure that content is being ingested as a like-for-like copy.
Integration with Cantemo Portal, MTA’s chosen Media Management solution, means that MTA benefits from all the functionality of Portal, such as easy search, automated rules, and workflows, and can ensure content is moved to MatrixStore at the right stage in those workflows.
Object Matrix has been at the forefront of delivering Digital Content Governance and object storage technology to the media and entertainment industry for the last 12 years. During that time customers, like MTA, have experienced the benefits of object storage platforms that can grow regardless of storage technology, that requires little or no management and make their content available even in the event of local outages. We were devastated to see the story unfold in 2015 but were pleased that our technology was able to help during that difficult period.
stated Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix.
MatrixStore is a trusted, object based, nearline storage platform that scales to multiple petabytes. As well as providing file system access it also provides additional business benefits via features including built in search, options for local and remote replication, multiple-tenancy, WORM options and built in audit.
The MatrixStore object storage platform at MTA International is supported by globally renowned systems integrator NMR Consultancy.