Orange Take a 2nd Petabyte of MatrixStore Object Storage to Implement Business Continuity Strategies

Cardiff, September 14th 2016.

Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Paris based Orange recently ordered a second petabyte of MatrixStore object storage for the OPTV division.

OPTV is responsible for handling for acquisition and archiving of audio visual content for broadcast (SCO) and downloads (Orange VOD) within the group’s Content Division. Historically OPTV operations were based on LTO technology that proved to be costly to operate over the long term and, more importantly, limited access to content. In 2015 the company decided to migrate the existing petabyte away from LTO to a more secure and scalable object storage architecture using commodity disk.

MatrixStore object storage technology, from Object Matrix, was chosen at the time to perform the migration and the integration was entrusted to Paris based CTM Solutions (E23 stand).

OPTV will now implementing its business continuity strategy in order to strengthen the security of its platform and the availability of the content. They have chosen to implement this by adding second cluster MatrixStore, hosted in a remote data centre, and enabling automatic asynchronous replication of its assets. This, bi-directional, replication of assets is functionality offered as standard by Object Matrix.


Founded in 2011, IVORY offers two services to the European Media industry: a strategic and operational consulting practice and a manufacturers representation. IVORY is also co-founder of Automate-IT, a software company that develops a popular platform to automate, control and simplify Adobe® based graphics workflows.

About CTM Solutions

CTM Solutions have been one of the leaders in distribution and integration for French Broadcast and Audiovisual market for 20 years. CTM Solutions deals with several fields such as study and design of diverse workflows, integration of equipment, project management, technological follow-up of equipment, with proven expertise in audiovisual sector: camera set, ingest – video servers, virtual audio and video editing, centralized storage, encoding, transcoding, encoding cluster, graphic workstation, compositing, & 3D station, DVD authoring – Blu-ray, audio mix, turnkey audio studio, wiring, integration, media archiving, data center, file distribution, play-out system.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. 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, Imagina, 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.