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Wasabi is revolutionizing cloud storage by delivering a cheaper, faster, one-size-fits-all “hot storage” utility. Wasabi is fast to write, fast to read and instantly available. Wasabi delivers the industry's lowest-cost (1/5th the price of Amazon S3), fastest (6x the speed of Amazon S3), and most reliable cloud storage solution.

Today, data is your business, and it’s growing exponentially at an accelerated pace. How you store, secure and access your data is important. You need a solution that scales, with a high-efficiency cost model. IBM Cloud Object Storage can be deployed on-premise or in a hosted IBM Cloud (SoftLayer) environment, providing you with the ideal object based storage platform for hybrid cloud. IBM Cloud Object Storage is also an integral part of the IBM storage family - delivering a broad range of storage options to satisfy the most demanding requirements – all from a single, trusted vendor.

 

 

 

 

XenData & Marquis Parking

XenData and Marquis have developed a tightly integrated plugin that provides both data protection for current projects and reliable archiving to near-line disk, LTO or Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) cartridges for finished projects.

Project Parking analyzes all content on shared edit storage allowing Avid projects to be copied to a XenData archive. Finished projects may then be deleted from expensive edit storage, freeing up valuable space. For current projects, snapshots may be copied to the XenData archive and then updated incrementally to provide data protection.

The combined solution supports XenData’s new DX-240 near-line disk archive that provides up to 240 TB of RAID with continuous backup to LTO.

In addition, it supports XenData’s range of LTO-7 and Sony ODA archive systems and allows the seamless management of offline LTO or ODA cartridges. Whichever XenData system is used, it gives administrators the ability to easily copy or migrate projects to secure and low cost storage.

A complete archived Avid project may be easily restored directly from Marquis' Parking when needed. Parking will check before restoring that all of the required files for a particular project are available from the XenData archive. If LTO or ODA cartridges need to be imported into the XenData archive library, it will notify the user.

Project Parking for XenData is well proven and delivers a smart solution that provides both data protection for current content and low cost secure archives for finished projects.

 

 

Smart project based Avid Archiving

# Optimize edit shared storage

# Protect valuable editorial assets

# Create long term media archives

NEC HYDRAstor® and Marquis Parking
Backup, Archive, and DR for Avid Projects

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At a Glance

  • Complete Avid storage management
  • Cost effective archive and backup of Avid projects
  • Modular scale-out up to 7.9 PB and 178 TB/hr
  • Advanced erasure-coded data resiliency
  • Global Namespace for flexible distributed access
  • Online Expansion with automatic data migration

 

Overview

With increases in image resolution to 4K and beyond, the size of media assets is driving data growth. Media companies need a highly efficient and cost effective way to optimize the use of shared storage resources and to ensure protection of media assets in the event of a disaster. For facilities running at or close to capacity on their high value primary edit storage - Project Parking is used to free up space by archiving complete Avid projects to NEC’s HYDRAstor scale-out grid storage platform to provide significant savings compared to adding additional shared edit storage. Workspace Parking is used to provide a disaster recovery (DR) backup of the entire storage to HYDRAstor.configuration nec

HYDRAstor/Parking

The HYDRAstor/Parking integrated solution secures your content in the event of fire, theft, flood or equipment failure by replicating data at an offsite location using HYDRAstor’s WAN optimized replication. With the integrated automation of this solution, users can protect the media assets simply by selecting HYDRAstor as the archive location. They would then have the ability to track the status of HYDRAstor replication through the Parking GUI. Integrated backup and disaster recovery solution makes it possible to restore your most critical Avid projects in just minutes by using Workspace Parking and HYDRAstor RepliGrid.

 

Complete Avid storage management
Project Parking analyzes all Avid projects and media to identify which projects are using up most space and archives those to HYDRAstor.

Set and Forget workspace backup
Workspace Parking enables Avid users to back up entire workspaces, while allowing individual projects or bins to be restored, providing a complete, automated disaster recovery system.

WAN-optimized Disaster recovery
HYDRAstor RepliGrid only sends unique compressed data across the network and significantly reduces bandwidth requirements while providing an in-flight data encryption option for secure transfer.

Scalability and Performance
Pay as you grow with modular scale-out architecture by adding nodes from 1 to 165 nodes with 7.9 PB RAW capacity, up to 178 TB/hr throughput.

 

Solution Benefits

  • Integration of Parking and HYDRAstor minimizes operational cost and complexity by utilizing pre-configured archive storage
  • Active archiving reduces Avid storage cost while providing online access
  • Save up to 20% or more storage space by removing duplicate copies
  • No loss of Avid projects at any point with storage level high availability and disaster recovery
  • Global Namespace provides fast and flexible access to content
  • Modular scale-out to cope with changes such as resolution, retention period, and ingest and delivery platformsnec hydrastor logo 1

Spectra Logic define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation Spectra Logic challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.

Marquis Broadcast has announced the introduction of Project Parking for Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl™ Deep Storage Appliance. The integrated solution now allows permanent deep archive or transfer of Avid projects.

Project Parking, provides tools to analyse, manage and optimise Avid online shared storage with extensive and secure archive/transfer of Avid Projects and associated media to BlackPearl. With the support of BlackPearl, Avid Projects and media are efficiently managed between Avid shared storage and BlackPearl deep archive. The combined solution provides flexibility when optimising Avid media and projects ensuring assets are secure and instantly accessible via BlackPearl.

In this way daily, weekly shared storage administration processes are speeded-up, enabling personnel to focus on critical or revenue making tasks. It also frees-up valuable edit storage space, providing more head-room to accommodate new projects. The new solution enables whole projects, sequences, all the media files or just the bins that are important to be parked or taken off-line. Projects can be brought back easily or deep archived directly into Spectra® T-Series libraries thanks to the new integration.

Spectra Logic works with partners like Marquis to bring highly scalable, tightly integrated solutions that increase efficiencies for broadcast environments. Marquis Project Parking users can now leverage a low cost, easy-to-deploy solution to bring archive capabilities into Avid environments. The complete solution lets users affordably archive and edit very large amounts of video files with the integrated BlackPearl Deep Storage Appliance.

 

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