Object Matrix enhances HSM and hybrid cloud storage options via collaboration with Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic

Cardiff and UK, 5th September 2016

Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announced a technology partnership with Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts.

Object Matrix is integrating its MatrixStore object storage platform with Spectra Logic’s Spectra® BlackPearl® Deep Storage Gateway using the BlackPearl Software Developer Kit (SDK). BlackPearl provides a single interface to tape and disk using cloud protocols. Object Matrix will integrate BlackPearl into its move2 application, which provides HSM functionality between MatrixStore and 3rd party storage solutions

“Working with Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl enables us to deliver an integrated and automated archive solution that combines the benefits of disk and LTO archive media. Adding BlackPearl to the move2 ecosystem will provide our customers with added choice and flexibility when implementing archive strategies,” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix.

MatrixStore object storage is deployed globally as a centralised nearline hub handling multiple workflows and satisfying numerous business requirements. The combination of intelligent nearline storage from Object Matrix with scalable LTO technology, from Spectra Logic, provides organisations with the flexibility to easily move content through tiers of storage with very little management overhead.

“Customers employing a combination of Spectra’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway with Object Matrix, are able to leverage various storage tiers, such as tape, disk, on premise or public cloud, using cloud protocols,” said Matt Starr, CTO, Spectra Logic. “Both products utilize object storage and are built to meet the needs of various workflows and budgets, while providing the ability to scale and accommodate future growth.”

Spectra Logic and MatrixStore Diagram

Object Matrix (stand 6.C28b) and Spectra Logic ( Booth 7.J30) will be exhibiting at IBC Show in Amsterdam, beginning September 10th. Appointments with Object Matrix sales and technical teams can be booked by contacting Object Matrix: sales@object-matrix.com or +44 (0) 2920 382308.

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long-term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud

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.