Case Studies and Customer Stories

Intersport implements MatrixStore to manage growing archive

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Cardiff, Wales, 24th October 2019 - Object Matrix, the leading provider of object storage solutions to the media industry has announced it has provided MatrixStore, the media focused private cloud solution to Chicago based agency, Intersport.

Known for its media and marketing services, Intersport specialises in the creation, content production and robust marketing services that span digital, sponsorship, experiential and hospitality.  As the duration of projects expanded and shoots had to be filmed in longer formats Intersport required an intelligent nearline storage platform that securely managed its growing archive whilst ensuring content was available at all times. By implementing MatrixStore, Intersport has greater flexibility, more content protection and wider sharing options allowing more workflows to be implemented in the future.

MatrixStore is the multiple award winning solution that is designed to meet the challenges faced by organisations that log, share and archive video content. Its tight integrations with Avid and automated workflows ensure Intersport benefit from operational efficiencies and effortless scale.

Patrick Gulotta, VP Technical Operations, Intersport:

As with many creative organisations we were faced with a storage challenge as our workloads continue to grow, projects are lasting longer and we are shooting in larger formats. To meet these challenges we needed to find a nearline solution that gave us the flexibility to move projects off our Avid storage but still have quick and easy access to them.  We decided that MatrixStore from Object Matrix was the right solution for us.  We liked how well it integrates with Avid, the scalability and their focus on our industry.


CineSys-Oceana was tasked by Intersport to help find, implement and support a solution that met their increasing demands. Together, they concluded that the platform should be based on a secure object storage platform that would preserve its valuable content through its lifespan.

Nick Pearce, Co-Founder, Object Matrix:

The first customer for Object Matrix in the UK was an agency looking to archive and protect content so that it could be re-used, re-purposed and shared efficiently without resorting to fetching tapes from the shelf. 12 years on, and thanks to InterSport and CineSys-Oceana, we are proud to be working with our first agency customers in the USA. Our media industry focus led us to integrate with the tools our customers use making adoption of our technology non-disruptive and enabling our customers to free up staff from managing media to work on tasks that add value to the business.


The solution consists of 576TB MatrixStore storage with the intent to implement Object Matrix’s Vision and DropSpot applications into their workflow. The clusters are installed at the Intersport Chicago offices with plans to expand in the future.

Mike Keeney, Territory Manager, CineSys Oceana:

We have had many discussions with Intersport regarding their workflow and the challenges they face being able to manage the cost, complexities, and ever growing amounts of media and projects. Simply adding more online storage was cost prohibitive plus it did not offer any back up of their valuable media. Tape has its place in their workflow but was not efficient in terms of media retrieval. During conversations we quickly realized that Object Matrix would be the perfect fit in their environment because of its ability to allow a nearline “digital parking spot.” create redundancy of sensitive material, and fast and efficient retrieval of material when demanded. And, equally important, the ease and compatibility of working within their existing infrastructure. We are excited about the positive impact we believe Object Matrix will have for Intersport.


Working with CineSys-Oceana the Object Matrix customer footprint in the USA has grown significantly and they now have installations in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta & Miami.

 





About Object Matrix
Object Matrix is the award winning software company that pioneered object storage and the modernisation of media archives. It exists to enable global collaboration, increase operational efficiencies and empower creativity through deployment of MatrixStore, the on-prem and hybrid cloud storage platform. Their focus on the media industry gives them a deep understanding of the challenges organisations face when protecting, processing and sharing video content. Customers include: BBC, Orange, France Televisions, the NBA,  BT, HBO, TV Globo, MSG-N and NBC Universal.

About CineSys Oceana
CineSys-Oceana are Media IT Specialists providing systems, solutions, integration and support for digital content creators across North America. With years of IT experience and a foundation in M&E, they serve a range of industries from broadcast and post production to corporate and sports. As an engineering-centric company, CineSys-Oceana has specialists with deep knowledge and experience in designing, implementing and supporting creative workflows from ingest to media management, delivery and beyond.