Object Matrix and Cloudfirst have announced an integration to enable their Software Defined Archive (SDA) platform across a wide range of storage platforms: from LTO, to Object Matrix’s MatrixStore, and to public cloud.
MatrixStore, the media-focused hybrid cloud solution from Object Matrix and Cloudfirst’s SDA makes it easy for media companies to de-risk implementing their cloud strategy. As well as software defining (virtualising) the hardware storage stack the solution provides SMB, NFS, S3, FC (SCSI) and native access through a global namespace spanning all storage tiers and technologies.
The combined solution also allows for built-in automated background migration of content from legacy LTO archives to newer storage platforms. Because of the software virtualisation, current workflows can be seamlessly maintained during the migration period.
MatrixStore allows media companies to better organise and exploit their archives. It ensures stored content is secure, protected and indexed. Thus providing easy and instant access to content at all times. As a comprehensive hybrid cloud solution, MatrixStore allows the user to control the assets and the types of assets (e.g. low res and high res) that are kept on-prem and/or in a public cloud solution, along with providing modern browser based views of those assets.
Cloudfirst helps the world’s largest and most innovative content creators, owners and custodians analyse, plan and execute their long-term digital asset storage, archive and preservation objectives. Cloudfirst’s Software Defined Archive (SDA) platform, is a fully media aware and metadata-driven unified storage abstraction layer that gives users unified access to all storages, no matter whether legacy, cloud, or on-premise.
Brian Campanotti, President and CEO of Cloudfirst commented:
“The integration of MatrixStore with our unified storage orchestration platform de-risks the move to private or hybrid cloud environments while maximising the ability of media companies to re-use existing infrastructure and reduce costs.”
Nick Pearce-Tomenius, Sales and Marketing Director, Object Matrix, added:
“Large broadcasters are looking for unified interfaces from companies that understand their unique workflows. The result is an integration that fits well in the broadcast infrastructure and is flexible to adapt to evolving requirements.”