Object Matrix Moves Objects to Tape

Press Release

Object Matrix, provider of resilient nearline storage platforms for tapeless video workflows, has today announced a partnership with XenData the provider of digital video archiving solutions.

The technology partnership provides a comprehensive, end to end solution that enables customers to move content seamlessly through storage tiers without having to manage the process. The movement of the data, or objects, from MatrixStore to tape will be managed by a new software module from Object Matrix which is due to be released at IBC in September.

The benefits of the combined solution are as follows:

– Automatically move content from MatrixStore nearline storage to any LTO library supported by Xendata

– Policy based data migration coupled with ‘send now’ functionality both available in v1.0

– Tombstone and Metadata left in MatrixStore to indicate the new location of the data.

– Multiple data protection policies available ensuring content is protected and available where the customer needs it.

– Data and Metadata migrated to either LTFS or Tar format.

– No proprietary formats supported from the nearline storage to tape.

Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix, stated:

“9 years ago we started Object Matrix with a vision of replacing the need for LTO. Tape booo, disk yeeaah. Whilst we still believe the economic model afforded by object based, scalable, self-managing clustered storage solutions like MatrixStore enables content to be protected long term on disk, we have also learned from our customers that choice is king. They want and need the choice to put their data on any number of platforms including LTO” 

“Once the choice to integrate with tape libraries was made the process of choosing a partner was made easy. The heritage that the XenData team has in tape based archiving technologies, their experience in the creative industries and a joint commitment to open standards ensures our customers will benefit from a very complementary offering”

MatrixStore acts as a pre-­production or nearline archive protecting content during the production process and keeping content available on-demand. The technical partnership with XenData allows that content to be protected in open formats on any number of tape libraries in any number of locations ensuring that the customer fully satisfies their internal or external data protection policies.

Dr. Phil Storey, XenData CEO, said:

“Disk-based storage and LTO tapes are complementary technologies that are ideal for managing the lifecycle of video assets. The team at Object Matrix has developed a great solution that now offloads to near-line LTO and externalized LTO cartridges for long term archiving”

Object Matrix (booth: SL11608) and XenData (booth: SL12513) will be exhibiting their digital preservation platforms at NAB in Las Vegas from the 16th to the 19th of April.