Monday, 18 June 2012 18:42

South Dakota Public Broadcasting Selects XOR Media Universal Medialibrary Storage

XOR Media (formerly SeaChange Broadcast) today announced South Dakota Public Broadcasting has selected the Universal MediaLibrary (UML) for their production/near-line storage requirements. The UML is configured with 216TB of RAID 6-protected storage that supports simultaneous access to all files through both SAN (iSCSI clients) and NAS (FTP, CIFS, and NFS clients) without special gateways or re-configuration.

The South Dakota system by XOR Media will provide near-line storage for the station's legacy SeaChange BMLex online play-to-air server; as well as production storage for six Final Cut Pro editors that will edit directly on the storage via iSCSI. On top of this, up to 50 NAS desktop clients will access the system for office-type file sharing activities.

Bang Chang, vice president of products for XOR Media explains, "Our Universal MediaLibrary is the only media storage solution that supports near-line archive, production, and air protect at the same time thanks to its unique combination of economics, high performance, and real-time assurance. With 216TB in a 5RU blade design, the UML is the most compact and operationally friendly storage in the industry and the ideal solution for customers who are looking to reduce operational and maintenance costs."

The Universal MediaLibrary configuration flexibility extends far past its SAN/NAS architecture. It provides both 10GigE and Fibre Channel connectivity and allows both vertical and horizontal scaling. All these features enable a system to easily grow into a multiple-petabyte infrastructure with a single global namespace file system.

SeVern Ashes, director of engineering for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, commented, "We were looking for a storage system that was media-centric, with robust RAID protection and can easily scale with our needs. The UML allows us to address a good number of needs with only a single system. We also have the capability to point our play-to-air codecs to the system, should we need or desire to ingest and play out from our archive."

XOR Media will showcase these flexible and scalable technologies at BroadcastAsia 2012 from June 19-22. Visit booth 4K1-01 for XOR Media's open, media-centric, and cloud-capable products, including the Universal MediaLibrary with simultaneous NAS and SAN access. For more information, log on to www.xor-media.com/BCA2012.

About XOR Media
XOR Media develops high-performance, open, IT storage, specialized for media applications and private cloud data centers. Formerly SeaChange Broadcast, XOR Media offers a product line that includes open, cloud-capable, and media-optimized technologies used by hundreds of broadcasters and content providers around the world: ingest and playout codecs MediaClient and MediaServer; and the prizewinning, clustered and scalable Universal MediaLibrary storage. XOR Media operates globally with over 200 employees and manages 15,000 channels on air.www.xor- media.com

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