Object Matrix, Cloudfirst Join Forces to Deliver Software Defined Archives With Hybrid Cloud Platforms

Object Matrix and Cloudfirst have announced an integration to enable their Software Defined Archive (SDA) platform across a wide range of storage platforms — from LTO, to Object Matrix’s MatrixStore, and to public cloud.

MatrixStore, the media-focused hybrid cloud solution from Object Matrix and Cloudfirst’s SDA makes it easy for media companies to de-risk implementing their cloud strategy. As well as software defining (virtualizing) the hardware storage stack the solution provides SMB, NFS, S3, FC (SCSI), and native access through a global namespace spanning all storage tiers and technologies.

“The integration of MatrixStore with our unified storage orchestration platform de-risks the move to private or hybrid cloud environments while maximizing the ability of media companies to re-use existing infrastructure and reduce costs,” comments Brian Campanotti, president and CEO, Cloudfirst.

The combined solution also allows for built-in automated background migration of content from legacy LTO archives to newer storage platforms. Because of the software virtualization, current workflows can be seamlessly maintained during the migration period.

“Large broadcasters are looking for unified interfaces from companies that understand their unique workflows,” adds Nick Pearce-Tomenius, sales and marketing director, Object Matrix. “The result is an integration that fits well in the broadcast infrastructure and is flexible to adapt to evolving requirements.”

MatrixStore allows media companies to better organize and exploit their archives. It ensures stored content is secure, protected and indexed. Thus providing easy and instant access to content at all times. As a comprehensive hybrid cloud solution, MatrixStore allows the user to control the assets and the types of assets (e.g. low res and high res) that are kept on-prem and/or in a public cloud solution, along with providing modern browser-based views of those assets.

Cloudfirst helps content creators, owners, and custodians analyze, plan, and execute their long-term digital asset storage, archive, and preservation objectives. Cloudfirst’s Software Defined Archive (SDA) platform, is a fully media aware and metadata-driven unified storage abstraction layer that gives users unified access to all storages, no matter whether legacy, cloud, or on-premise.

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