Marquis Provides 'Set and Forget' Business Continuity Assurance for Danish Broadcasting Corporation


Last Updated: February 28, 2016 7:06 pm GMT
(February 28, 2016) Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, has today announced the Danish Public Broadcaster, has selected Workspace Parking, Marquis’ ‘set & forget’ disaster recovery solution for Avid workspaces. The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now using Workspace Parking as a back-up and restore solution for half a petabyte, every day, from its three ISIS/Interplay systems.

“Previously, we exploited an in-house built solution, however, it had reached capacity and restoring projects was cumbersome,” confirms Gert Hansen, team leader R&D Media Systems. “Now Workspace Parking backs-up and restores our three ISIS/Interplay systems with 350 Media Composers connected and a total capacity of around 600 TB.”

Workspace Parking enables Avid users to back-up entire workspaces, while allowing individual projects or bins to be restored, providing a complete, automated disaster recovery system. Workspace Parking uses a standard, open folder structure to store the back-up of entire workspaces. Individual projects or bins of older versions of projects can then be easily identified and immediately restored to an ISIS or a laptop, with all their media, , providing a complete and rapid business continuity solution. A retention policy allows the DR to control when files deleted from the ISIS are removed from the backup.

“Because Workspace Parking’s analysis system runs regularly, every time new and associated media comes online this is included in the backup,” “explains Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Incremental analysis of the changes to the workspace and each project means automated nightly back-ups can be completed in a fraction of the time of a full back-up.

“DR had a workable solution for every piece of storage except the ISIS,” continues Steele. “We worked extensively with DR to ensure that Workspace Backup could update an incremental backup of all their most important ISIS workspaces and complete this daily. Three jobs now back up 177 ISIS workspaces with a total of nearly half a petabyte, every day.”

Hansen concludes: “The automated backup of workspaces and restoration of individual files when needed, enables the reinstatement of complete workspaces as necessary. Workspace Parking is simple to operate and user friendly and is now the perfect “replication / back-up” tool that we were unable find on the market before.”

As well as Workspace Parking, DR also has three Marquis’ Project Parking solutions installed which assist the team to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively.

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Marquis moves media and metadata between different systems in broadcast and post-production workflows. Through its media integration software and array of edit storage management tools Marquis enables broadcasters and other digital media producers to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. Whether moving media, metadata, sequences or projects, Marquis can offer multi-vendor solutions that are fast and effective, allowing you to concentrate on telling the story. For further information please see:

About DR

DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) is Denmark’s oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. The corporation was founded in 1925 as a public service organisation. DR is an independent, licence financed public institution comprising television, radio and online services. Please se:


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