(Cardiff, Wales--August 24, 2016) Object Matrix, the leading provider of object-based storage to the media and entertainment industries today introduces the following new features and product offerings to be launched at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam:
New product packages that offer full financial and technical flexibility Object Matrix adds greater flexibility for those wishing to integrate the MatrixStore object storage into their nearline, archive and business continuity workflows. It is now possible to implement, and procure, the platform in the following ways :-
- Hardware & Software
- Software Only (new)
- Subscription/Storage as a Service (new)
These new options offer complete financial and technical flexibility for broadcasters, media companies and post-production facilities of all sizes.
The new software only deployment of MatrixStore provides the flexibility for organisations to re-purpose existing storage platforms or purchase hardware from existing framework agreements.
MatrixStore object storage software runs on the Ubuntu Server Linux Operating system. Ubuntu supports the vast majority of storage hardware available on the market today. Object Matrix will work with customers to make sure that each node in the cluster has an appropriate balance of disk, RAM, CPU and network capability to take the best advantage of the software.
Software Only Pricing
MatrixStore object storage software is priced per terabyte on a sliding scale based on used capacity. Prices start from £100 per terabyte. Minimum starting capacity is 240TB.
Subscription / Storage as a Service
Buying object storage in this way enables organisations to move storage from a CAPEX expenditure to the OPEX side of the balance sheet. 3 and 5-year subscription plans allow customers to plan their storage costs more effectively. One flat annual fee will cover MatrixStore software and annual support fees. Customers can choose to provide their own hardware or the solution can be delivered as an appliance.
Subscriptions start at 500TB for £35k p.a
New Capacity Pack Pricing
Introducing 60TB, 120TB, 240TB and 750TB Usable Capacity Packs (packs are 10GigE and include redundant internal networking and first year HW/SW support)
From 120TB for £45,995 to 2 Petabytes for £350k
New Functionality & Integration Options
MatrixStore Vision extra features
The web-based browser Vision enables users to search for, examine, add metadata and restore content. Vision also allows local and remote teams to work with content in a smooth, frictionless, environment.
Object Matrix have also added the ability to link proxies and thumbnails created by third-party transcode solutions with a new post – processing workflow.
Full S3 Compatibility
MatrixStore has substantially beefed up its Amazon S3 interface and is now fully compatible with all Amazon S3 commands related to data operations.
This enhanced integration allows organisations to use MatrixStore as part of any workflow that requires an Amazon S3 interface.
Object Matrix will be present at the IBC Expo on Stand 6.C28band also 12.A10 (Sony) from 10thSeptember.
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.