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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 2 | February 2018

InMedia

Post Op Utilises Spectra
Logic Solution
Post Op Group utilises fully-integrated solution from Spectra Logic for quick and
easy access to post-production content and long-term archive...
The Challenge
Post-production organisations today
are experiencing a significant increase
in the need for digital storage. With the
volume and quality of media growing,
files are getting larger and larger,
and media companies are finding
themselves accumulating, distributing
and storing massive amounts of
content.
Post Op Group was no exception
to this trend. They were in need of a
highly scalable solution that would
provide their internal departments
with quick and easy access to assets.
Additionally, they required a system
that would integrate effortlessly with
their Avid editorial environment and
offer a staging area for production
content that needed to be consolidated
and organised prior to being archived.
They were also hoping to replace
their previous system, as it was too
complex to setup and maintain and
wasn't accessible by non-IT staff for
restores or archives.
The Solution
Post Op Group initially purchased
a Spectra T50e Tape Library and two
Spectra Verde NAS Solutions in 2013,
to manage its digital assets. Four years
later, the organisation integrated a
Spectra BlackPearl Converged Storage
System into its environment, primarily
for archiving purposes, and upgraded
to a Spectra T200 Tape Library.
Post Op Group uses its BlackPearl,
along with the BlackPearl Eon Browser,
to archive finished production projects
and associated media to its T200. They
send anywhere from 1TB to 20TB of
data per production to BlackPearl,
every three to six months, and are
storing more than 100TB total. They
greatly appreciate the ease of setup
and access that BlackPearl offers,
specifically in comparison to their
previous system.
Together, BlackPearl and Verde
NAS act as a nearline solution for
editorial purposes, affording Post Op
Group the staging area they desired
for production content and also easily
sending finished assets to tape. The

organisation was pleased to learn that
their BlackPearl was able to integrate
with their disk environment, via
Verde's network file interface (NFI).
This feature makes archiving quick and
simple and also gives the organisation
an immediate backup copy on tape
for disaster recovery purposes
(if required). The new solution
streamlines the storage process,
offering end-to-end integration from
primary storage to long-term tape
archive.
Post Op recently added an additional
Verde NAS solution to its environment.
The third Verde unit is currently
serving files locally at another offsite
location.
Environment Snapshot
*	 BlackPearl Converged
Storage System
*	 BlackPearl Eon Browser
*	 Three Verde NAS Solutions, 4U
*	 T200 Tape Library
*	 LTO-6 Drives and Media
*	 Avid Editing Software
Why Spectra?
*	 Speed and ease of access
*	 High-capacity storage
*	 Long-term archive
*	 Integration with post-production
software
*	 Outstanding customer support
*	 Reliability
Solution Recap
The Spectra BlackPearl Converged
Storage System solves the problem
of costly and complex approaches
to digital preservation by combining
NAS and S3-based interfaces with
multiple storage targets into a simple
and affordable solution. Designed
for numerous concurrent workflows,
BlackPearl reduces the need for
expensive third-party data movers by
integrating Spectra S3 with a range of
certified clients and simple file movers.
The Spectra Verde NAS Solution
is the optimal disk platform for the
storage of mid-tier data, including
primary storage offload, data staging,
backup and archiving. Flexible, simple

and affordable, the Spectra Verde
delivers file storage for as low as 7.5
cents per gigabyte. The expandable
Verde disk solution provides raw
storage capacities from 48TB to 7.1PB.
The BlackPearl Eon Browser, a client
application for Spectra's BlackPearl
Converged Storage System, provides
users with a simple tool that not only
stores assets, but just as simply allows
users to search and bring back files
quickly. Its intuitive graphical interface
facilitates the management and
transfer of digital assets between any
production storage or network share
and the BlackPearl storage platform.
With drag-and-drop ease, Eon Browser

Spectra Verde

Post Op Group
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia,
Post Op Group provides state-of-theart equipment, facilities and services
to the motion picture and television
markets.
The Group offers clients a fullyintegrated environment, supplying a
wide range of services all under one
roof. The Post Op Group has grown
organically over the last 10 years,
into a business that provides facilities,
equipment and services to the smallest
of productions all the way up to the
biggest, enabling teams as large as
200.
This growth has driven The Post Op
Group's expansion into every area of
the post-production landscape, now
encompassing all post-production
disciplines with experienced staff and
the latest technology.

Spectra T200
Tape Library

enables artists, editors and creators
to search, select, group, archive, and
restore their valuable assets.

Spectra BlackPearl

"Spectra Logic is a great
company to work with,
offering superior products
and outstanding customer
support. We are very
pleased with the capacity,
speed and reliability of
our system, as well as
its ability to integrate
seamlessly into our existing
production environment"
Andrew Proude, Sr. Systems and
Broadcast Engineer, Post Op Group

A Post Op Group
workstation


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