MTA International Buys a Petabyte of MatrixStore Nearline Storage

Cardiff 30th September 2014

Object Matrix, provider of object based nearline storage has again been selected to provide an object-based digital preservation platform to global broadcaster MTA International. Due to Object Matrix storage suiting the tight workflow integrations and future-proof scalability requirements of MTA, the broadcaster has selected MatrixStore to preserve their 40 year legacy of tape archive, an archive they aim to share with their global community.

With headquarters based in London, MTA International broadcasts family viewing in up to eight different languages simultaneously, with studios and audiences spanning the globe. MTA focuses on providing a positive and educational influence for its viewers, covering a variety of topics and genres ranging from society and politics, to cooking and wildlife.

To satisfy the requirements set out by MTA International MatrixStore was chosen as it provides:

  • One useable petabyte of 10GigE connected storage that could be added to their existing disk based archive.
  • A self-managing object based solution supporting future hardware platforms and workflows.
  • A scalable system that will grow according to the broadcaster’s needs.
  • Seamless API integration with Portal (by Cantemo) which is MTA’s chosen Asset Management solution.
  • Future-proof growth plan. MTA will take delivery of an initial 500TB then add the remaining storage in a just in time manner thus allowing MTA to take advantage of any advances in hardware technology.

Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix stated,

“Object Matrix have been at the forefront of object storage technology for 11 years. During that time customers, like MTA, have experienced the benefits of secure digital preservation platforms that can grow regardless of storage technology and that require little or no management. We are extremely pleased that MTA have chosen to trust us and continue our close partnership as they continue to grow their reach to the wider global community.”

mta International

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.

Both the MatrixStore nearline storage platform and the Cantemo Portal solutions are supported by systems integrator NMR Consultancy.

About MTA International

MTA International’s approach to broadcast is widely accessible and truly diverse. Broadcasting since 1994, its broadcasting spans borders, cultures and age groups, and MTA is devoted to making its content accessible and educational to all. As a non-commercial broadcaster MTA’s future and content is not limited by sponsorships or license fees. It broadcasts 4 international channels 24 hours a day.

About NMR

Based in Central London, NMR is a leading post-production and broadcast systems integrator. With an established client base that runs the gamut from tier one broadcasters and in-house production teams for some of the world’s largest corporations, through to specialist boutique facilities, we provide technology for creative post-production, tiered storage and media asset management, ingest, real time graphics and play-out products and live streaming and Video-On Demand solutions.

About Object Matrix

Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its multiple award winning product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, production, VFX, post-production and creative agency customers including NBC Universal, BBC, BT and France Télévisions.

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts. Their customers benefit from a scalable and highly secure repository, support, consultancy and training services.