Consolidating Storage Infrastructure for Media Workflows with Vizrt

As the data that needs to be managed balloons in volume, media organizations are struggling to reconcile conflicting needs while keeping storage costs low. New media formats such as 4K, 8K, and VR/360 increase capacity challenges, while time-pressured workflows demand immediate access to assets. In this demanding operating environment, traditional solutions such as NAS/SAN and tape libraries often fall short.

To be successful, organizations need a comprehensive media management solution that boosts productivity, protects data and simplifies media workflows. Together, Cloudian® HyperStore® with Vizrt’s Viz One software provides a complete media workflow management solution, allowing customers to consolidate storage infrastructure for media workflows while delivering the performance and quick access to archived data they need.

Integrating Viz One and HyperStore provides a more modern and scalable alternative to tape-based storage. By replacing tape’s linear storage approach with a storage strategy driven by the use of metadata, HyperStore’s object storage approach accelerates content search and retrieval, boosting collaboration and streamlining editing and production workflows. It also greatly reduces maintenance associated with traditional tape libraries and provides a single point of management for storage provisioning, management, and monitoring.

vizrt workflow cloudianViz One can also move its high-resolution data off front-line storage, like local storage or SANs, onto a HyperStore cluster, which automatically replicates the data and its associated metadata across the entire cluster. HyperStore replaces the separate data silos the MAMs can create with a single unified and limitlessly scaleable data pool. Even as the solution provides productivity advantages, it also makes sure your content is protected better than ever. The use of data replication and erasure coding across all the nodes in the cluster provides an unprecedented level of protection, and Cloudian allows managers to adjust the level based on the nature of data.

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Vizrt is a worldwide market leader in real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis, and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, story, and video editing, compositing, and multi-platform VOD and live playout tools.

Presentation from The NAB Show, April 2019, Las Vegas (8:12)

Object Storage: A Natural Choice for MAM