Be Thou Still my Strength and Speed, Strength and Speed….

Press Release

Object Matrix, trusted developer of nearline archive systems today announces that it has introduced the option of 10GigE interfaces across its MatrixStore Enterprise product line, new pricing structures and an update to its Avid archive solutions.

Object Matrix has introduced the 10 gigabit interface to MatrixStore Enterprise nodes and its redundant internal network. The introduction of the faster interfaces allows Object Matrix customers to develop workflows that need to move large volumes of very big files in a very short amount of time. The initial speeds range from 300 MB/sec for a single file to 1.8GB/sec for multiple streams across a 5 node MatrixStore cluster

Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix said, “MatrixStore is and always has been about digital preservation, guaranteeing data availability and authenticity with little or no administration required. Our customers love that strength but they have also been asking us if we can go faster. We are very happy to announce that we can now provide both strength and speed in file based workflows.”

Object Matrix also announced a new pricing structure at BVE to reflect the falling costs of disk storage in the wider market. The introduction of 4TB hard drives provides more capacity in the same MatrixStore node footprint and also drives down costs. Object Matrix is scrapping its entry level 9TB MatrixStore node and is replacing it with the 12TB node. The new pricing introduces an entry-level MatrixStore cluster providing 30 terabytes of RAID6 protected content for under £18,000. Pricing on the other nodes in the MatrixStore Enterprise range have also been tweaked to reflect the falling cost of storage bringing the cost of fully managed and searchable storage down to a very compelling price point.

An update for Object Matrix’s archive plug-in InterConnect, developed to work with Avid Interplay, was also released at the show. InterConnect 2.0 continues to be trusted by post-production facilities and broadcasters across Europe to archive content from Avid ISIS to MatrixStore, the latest release adds the following functionalities:

  • Restore of content to different workspaces
  • Intelligent delete functions
  • Options on archiving of shared assets

The view from OM

Given the scalable nature of MatrixStore in terms or capacity and performance there are only a few workflows that require the extra speed that 10GigE interfaces bring. We are very happy to be adding this incredible speed to a digital preservation solution which will provide a platform for many fast turn around workflows. Nod to St Davids day in the blog title..


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