Object Matrix and Sony to Bundle Intelligent Object Storage with Sony Optical Disc Archive

Cardiff and London, UK, 20th April 2016:

Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and business continuity systems to the media industry announces a partnership with Sony to provide tightly integrated nearline storage, business continuity and master library solutions.

Sony and Object Matrix have brought together their expertise in object storage, digital preservation and media asset management platforms to provide a tightly integrated solution set aimed at any organisation that has to protect, curate and preserve digital video assets. By bundling MatrixStore object storage with the next generation of Sony Optical Disc Archive technology, organisations are able to protect their assets from ingest through to archive on proven, scalable and future proof platforms. The workflows are also entirely flexible and can be driven by 3rd party applications, the Object Matrix applications or via the Sony Media Navigator MAM.

Niall Duffy, Head of IT solutions, Sony Professional, Sony Europe, says:

“Organisations, no matter what their size, are looking for compact and packaged solutions that will solve their current and future challenges when it comes to asset management. By partnering with Object Matrix, who are truly best in breed in terms of storage and business continuity offerings, we’ll be delivering all one solutions that answer that challenge and also create new opportunities for growth”

The initial focus is to help broadcasters and post-production facilities protect their rushes, work in progress and masters for the short, medium and long term. The combined solution is also very well suited to organisations outside the media and entertainment sector, such as those in the medical imaging space, an industry that also has strong requirements to protect, curate and preserve content both onsite and offsite to ensure business continuity.

Nick Pearce-Tomenius, Co-founder & Director of Sales, stated:

“Ensuring the digital preservation of video assets and implementing business continuity strategies are key challenges facing all organisations in the Media and Entertainment market. With Sony, we are proud to be able to provide those organisations with solutions that can provide instant access to archived projects or library content regardless of local outages”.

The bundles, available through the Sony reseller channel, will contain any of the following elements:

  • Capacity packs of Object Matrix. From 60 terabytes useable.
  • Move2ODA. A HSM application that moves content from MatrixStore to ODA Libraries using the Sony ODA APIs.
  • Sony ODA libraries or ODA drives.
  • Media Asset Management applications.
  • WORM functionality. Both MatrixStore object storage and ODA provide this important function.

Sony’s Optical Disc Archive (ODA) is already recognized for its robustness and longevity. Across the globe, organisations are adopting Optical Disc Archive to keep their files safe and ensure peace of mind. It is well suited for deep long-term digital media preservation, where data tape does not provide the assurance of Write Once (WORM) and disaster tolerant archive requirements. It can provide a second-copy for near-online or external storage at remote sites, ideal for business continuity/disaster recovery, production and post-production backup and for video, film, stock footage archives or national archives. The system can also be used for news and sports clips for proxy workflows and quick partial file restores, thanks to random access performance.

MatrixStore is deployed globally as a trusted nearline hub handling multiple workflows and satisfying numerous business requirements; from providing secure ingest storage to delivering proven disaster recovery and business continuity workflows.

The integrated bundles will be available from Q3 2016.

If you would like to learn more about the combined offerings then please do get in touch or arrange a meeting with Sony and Object Matrix at the NAB Show (stand SL6125) in Las Vegas.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the trusted storage partner to the media & entertainment industry providing proven object storage and integrated nearline archive solutions. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search, and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.