Object Matrix Upgrades VoD Content Storage Platform

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Monday, May 31, 2021

Object Matrix Upgrades VoD Content Storage Platform

Object Matrix has supplied a 600-terabyte node to supplement BT TV's existing MatrixStore On-Prem object storage solution.

FREMONT, CA: Object Matrix has supplied a 600-terabyte node to supplement BT TV's existing MatrixStore On-Prem object storage solution. This has allowed BT TV to relocate content from the six MatrixStore nodes that are being decommissioned seamlessly. By substituting six legacy nodes with a single new one, the latest update increases the capabilities of the existing solution while also saving power and rack space.

The MatrixStore platform offers BT highly secure storage for its video-on-demand (VOD) content and reliable data authenticity. MatrixStore is a scalable and future-proof solution that allows for the addition of more capability as needed. Since its initial deployment in 2010, BT TV has implanted 61 MatrixStore nodes in the same production cluster, utilizing 14 generations of MatrixStore hardware. When legacy hardware is decommissioned, MatrixStore enables content to be automatically shifted to newer storage technology. Nodes have been substituted over time, combined with hardware changes, to allow for greater storage space and higher power efficiency. The transition of content from old and decommissioned nodes to fewer but more effective ones is a migration process. As a result, there has been significantly less unscheduled downtime across the partnership.

The MatrixStore installation for BT includes full metadata support, allowing for flexible search and browse workflows utilizing Vision, a web-based data viewing and sharing interface.

Nick Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director, Object Matrix, said, "Object Matrix has worked alongside BT for more than a decade. One of the initial goals of moving from LTO to MatrixStore object storage was to avoid the operational overheads associated with managing LTO libraries and migrating to new formats. The seamless MatrixStore hardware upgrades carried out over the last ten years has more than justified that strategic decision. We are delighted to be able to further expand BTs data storage and meet its increasing storage requirements."