The media company faced major storage and data management challenges caused by a large volume of legacy content and the adoption of file-based workflows, with a significant amount of content being delivered as XDCAM, ProRes and RED files. As space on the company’s shared storage platform quickly ran out, it became critical to find a high performance LTO LTFS archiving solution to help manage the massive amounts of file-based content.
“It was clear, we needed an efficient and intelligent archiving solution to help us lower storage costs,” said IT Head. “However, we also needed to address the increasing difficulty our users’ encountered finding content, as no central search mechanism existed.”
The leading television network company recognized the coming challenges of archiving HD content, and turned to IBM and IBM Business Partner Galaxy Office Automation for a state-of-the-art digital storage and archive system to handle HD programming.
To meet the increased data handling demands of high definition television (HDTV), the company needed to increase storage dramatically and improve its archive and retrieval capabilities while lowering costs.
The Company installed IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for direct-to-digital storage solution for HD video that eliminated the need for costly videotape recorders and media. The solution not only saved considerable amounts of money and physical space, it also offered a much more efficient way to handle video. This makes it possible to locate and retrieve clips quickly and enhances company’s ability to distribute programming.
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