SwiftStack Addresses Active-Archive Needs of Sports-Video Professionals

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome SwiftStack as a corporate sponsor. The San Francisco-based company offers innovations that power object storage for enterprises. Built on OpenStack Swift, its solution offers a unique controller and freedom of choice for genuine simplicity.

SwiftStack object storage delivers capabilities for the growing demands in media creation and delivery workflows for such customers as Pac-12 Networks, DreamWorks Studios, Digital Film Tree, and Disney Interactive Studios. SwiftStack enables new performance and accessibility where it is needed, while also providing predictive and affordable cost at scale. The result is accelerated production operations where storage is a bottleneck today.

“The Sports Video Group is one of the most exciting communities that SwiftStack, a company that is very active in user communities, is working with,” says SwiftStack VP of Marketing Mario Blandini. “Sports-video professionals are pushing the boundaries of technology and storage, and they represent one of the best sources of learning for us as we advance the state of the art in active-archive storage and storage for media distribution.”

These benefits of SwiftStack’s object-storage system are available to media producers without hardware lock-in and without their having to change their preferred software tools. This enables editors and collaborators to work faster, with distributed, unlimited access to the same unified shared storage.

The new infrastructure architecture for media-production workflows delivers lower TCO (total cost of ownership), allowing media creators to continuously push the boundaries of technology and storage. Media creators are also able to take full advantage of SwiftStack’s active-archiving and media-distribution capabilities; media can be distributed across multiple data centers, ensuring that the data is always safe and always available at a moment’s notice — a requirement for sports video. This, along with simplified management and seamless integration with existing systems, makes SwiftStack an effective option for media and entertainment companies seeking a simplified, cost-efficient, reliable, high-performing, and scalable solution.

For Pac-12, this quick and easy integration efficiently automated deployment and management tasks and enabled proactive monitoring of storage hardware and media. The automation accelerated production, increased performance, and lowered TCO.

“I needed to be able to have this archive that would scale linearly and infinitely,” says Scott Adametz, director of systems architecture and technology, Pac-12 Networks. “With the help of the SwiftStack guys, I had the thing running in five minutes.”

SwiftStack is helping sports-video professionals realize the power of active archive.

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