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MediaStor: A Modern Approach to
Storage and Archiving
Powered by Suitcase TV, MediaStor is a software-defined
storage platform...

I

f you are in the business of
generating high volumes of digital
assets, it is likely that you regularly
consider how best to store your
valuable files. Rather than utilising
a single storage technology such as
spinning disk, the key to efficiency
may be to adopt a strategy involving a
range of storage hardware organised
by a high-powered file management
system.
Powered by Suitcase TV, MediaStor
is now available from Screen
Systems, the leading provider of
subtitling creation and delivery
solutions and other products used by
media companies across the globe.
MediaStor is a software-defined
storage platform that provides
flexible options for scalable online,
nearline, and archive storage built on
commodity IT hardware.
At the heart of every MediaStor

system is a virtual file system that
utilises object-based storage to
provide a near infinitely scalable
distributed storage platform, whilst
providing a familiar user experience
using
a
traditional
file/folder
structure.
Media companies are already
discovering that a scalable and
flexible solution for nearline storage
is MediaStor Archive Blade, a 1-RU
storage chassis providing 128TB
of storage as MAID (massive array
of independent disks) architecture
utilising SMR (shingled magnetic
recording) disks. MediaStor Archive
Blade is transparently integrated as
part of a MediaStor clustered storage
platform.
Total cost of ownership analysis
shows the solution to be comparable
to LTO with significantly lower
maintenance requirements and the

added benefit of
near-online file access.
Each MediaStor Archive Blade is
connected via a dual 10Gb Ethernet
link with all files first being held on
RAID-based storage on a MediaStor
cluster node. Each chassis is managed
by MediaStor's Archivist HSM software
to ensure data is written in one
continuous process, with an optional
mirrored disk in a separate chassis.
The archive duplication can be
done between the MAID array and a
traditional LTO tape system, or second
copy disks can be removed from the
blades and stored.
MediaStor
provides
a
fully
integrated MAID solution that works
seamlessly with RAID-based storage.
Movement between the different tiers
is hidden from users thanks to the
embedded HSM functions provided by
the Archivist software which runs on

MediaStor is now
available from Screen Systems

the MediaStor clustered storage
platform.
Media files can be migrated to this
new lower-cost storage platform and,
once there, can be used in-situ without
needing to be restored first. Modified
files are automatically stored in RAIDbased storage and will be re-archived
to MAID if they continue to meet the
archive criteria. The solution provides
a hybrid model that allows highercost,
higher-performance
RAIDbased storage to be used when it's
really needed, and for all long-term
archiving to make use of the lowercost lower-power MAID architectures.
To find out more about MediaStor,
talk to either the Suitcase TV or
Screen Systems teams at NAB.


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