The British Telecom “BT TV” platform has been using the MatrixStore private cloud platform to protect and store its Video on Demand (VOD) assets for the past eight years. It recently added the Object Matrix Vision browser to its infrastructure allowing it to search for, browse and play back clips from the entire catalogue should the incumbent MAM not be available.
Originally the VOD content was only protected in a large LTO tape robot making access to the material slow and cumbersome. MatrixStore gives BT TV instant access to the content it needs to protect and re-purpose whilst requiring little or no administrative management.
BT now has over 1.8 petabytes of MatrixStore object storage that has grown seamlessly over the last 8 years with little or no management effort. There are currently 19 MatrixStore nodes in the primary cluster and 3 MatrixStore nodes in the disaster recovery location. MatrixStore vault technology ensures BT TV has complete control over the data protection policies based on the importance of the data.
Peter Harvey, Head of Operations, Content Media Operations, BT TV, commented: “Matrixstore has allowed BT to deliver a number of high profile projects with some very challenging timescales and will continue to support the delivery phases of any new or associated projects. The simplicity and efficiency allows high volume Master restoring to enable new or extended file formatting ensuring related deadlines are achieved.”
He added: “In addition, the media volumes required to support BT TVs Video On Demand offering has increased significantly in the last 2-3 years and we would have been unable to support the numbers if expansion to the estate had not been so easy to manage. The addition of the ‘Vision’ tool has been a great choice and allowed greater operational control and file management.”
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