The Ark Selects MatrixStore

The Ark Selects MatrixStore

Cardiff, 3rd July 2018

Object Matrix has provided 1 Petabyte of storage to The Ark, one of London’s leading independent post production facilities.

The Ark specialise in servicing the delivery requirements of leading Content Owners and Distributors. The services offered at the Ark include Quality Control, Film Transfers, Full Restoration and remastering, and complete Editing and Audio facilities.

MatrixStore, the award winning object storage, media focused private and hybrid cloud platform from Object Matrix has been implemented to help a growing library of content, whilst maintaining discoverability and security.   

MatrixStore was selected to replace an existing Object Storage solution, as the media library was becoming costly to maintain and expand.  As well as being more cost effective, MatrixStore offers increased business efficiencies through integrations, automation and media focused applications whilst securely protecting and preserving their valuable content through its lifespan.

Dan Martin, from The Ark, commented:

“With a huge amount of content being housed in our storage system, we were looking for a cost-efficient way to do this whilst keeping the high level of functionality, security and elasticity of object storage.

We have been really impressed with MatrixStore, which addressed our needs technically and commercially, by being secure and intuitive whilst being extremely easy to migrate existing content onto. The other big benefit was having local support which was key in our decision making. Matrixstore applications enable us to quickly search and reuse our content, and now that we have the future proof platform our business can grow with, we can start to introduce further workflows that includes implementing disaster recovery.”

Nick Pearce-Tomenius, Sales & Marketing Director, Object Matrix, added:

“The Ark is an extremely innovative and forward-thinking post production company, offering a wide range of services alongside production of long and short form content. Its storage was already well set up, with well-structured content, so integrating MatrixStore was extremely simple.”

MatrixStore was also selected for the option of integrating a future Disaster Recovery workflow across multiple sites as well as the possibility to integrate with public cloud storage to further increase elasticity and flexibility.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is an award winning UK based software company that pioneered Digital Content Governance (DCG), object storage and the modernisation of digital video workflows. Our media focused private and hybrid cloud solutions are tightly integrated into file based and IP workflows and bring economic and operational benefit to all of our customers. Our flagship product, MatrixStore, is used by the world’s largest organisations that create and distribute video content, including NBC, TV Globo, MSG-N, the BBC & BT.