Orange orders a petabyte extension of MatrixStore to protect production assets for OCS and VOD content
Cardiff, Paris, November 13, 2015– Object Matrix, the trusted storage partner to the media and entertainment industry, today announces that Orange has purchased a further petabyte of MatrixStore object storage to be used as a nearline platform for OCS and a secured archived repository for Orange VOD services.
OCS is a series of dedicated movie channels operated by Orange S.A., the French multinational telecommunications company and is broadly distributed by French cable and satellite providers. The leading Video on Demand (VOD) platform from Orange continues to grow in both content and subscriptions.
OCS and the Orange VOD department wanted to move from their existing HSM tape-based LTO archive infrastructure to a modern, scalable Object Storage Management (OSM) approach that would scale in line with future business requirements and be more cost effective to operate.
Having purchased two MatrixStore clusters in 2014 to protect video assets in production workflows, the choice to add more secured and future-proof capacity to their archive was a natural one.
Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix stated, “Being trusted by the French global telecommunications giant to secure VOD assets and add more MatrixStore nearline storage is fantastic news and proof that organisations are looking to do more with their content than park it on LTO on a shelf.”
The system to be installed in Paris will again be integrated and supported by CTM Solutions. Object Matrix is represented in France by IVORY.
Julien Gachot, CEO, IVORY stated “The fact that Orange has chosen Object Matrix to work on more strategic workflows echoes our experiences within the industry that organisations want more than just a storage supplier.“
MatrixStore is a trusted, object based, nearline storage platform that scales from 30 terabytes to multiple petabytes. As well as providing file system access it also provides additional business benefits via features including built-in search, options for disaster recovery, multiple-tenancy, WORM options and built-in audit.
Founded in 2011, IVORY offers two services to the European Media industry: a strategic and operational consulting practice and a manufacturers representation. IVORY is also co-founder of Automate-IT, a software company that develops a popular platform to automate, control and simplify Adobe® based graphics workflows.
About Object Matrix
Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its multiple award-winning product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, production, VFX, post-production and creative agency customers.
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.
Launched in 2008, OCS is a HD TV package dedicated to movies and TV series. It includes OCS Max, for blockbusters; OCS City Generation HBO, for fans of HBO TV series ; OCS Choc, for thrills seekers ; OCS Géants, for classic movies ; and OCS Go, the offer’s all-in-one VOD service. OCS provides varied and original programming, featuring an array of great movies, exclusive TV series, documentary and shows. All those programs are available on OCS, up to 30 days after the first broadcast.
Subscribers will benefit from OCS on all screens, wherever and whenever they wish through the mutli-screen service and the OCS app. They will also benefit from the majority of the series 24 hours after the US broadcasting in subtitled original version (US+24).
OCS is currently available on Orange TV, Canalsat, SFR’s Box, Numericable, Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox, Free’s Freebox, Fransat, PlayStation, Parabole, Tahiti Nui Satellite, My.T and GOtv, Vialis and Réglo TV.
Terms and conditions may vary depending on your supplier.
Check our website at www.ocs.fr for further information.
About CTM Solutions
CTM Solutions’s been one of the leaders in distribution and integration for French Broadcast and Audiovisual market for 20 years.
CTM Solutions deals with several fields such as study and design of diverse workflows, integration of equipment, project management, technological follow-up of equipment, with proven expertise in audiovisual sector: camera set, ingest – video servers, virtual audio and video editing, centralized storage, encoding, transcoding, encoding cluster, graphic workstation, compositing, & 3D station, DVD authoring – Blu-ray, audio mix, turnkey audio studio, wiring, integration, media archiving, data center, file distribution, play-out system.