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Published: 30 Apr 2013
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Iceland-based media company 365 Media has opted for ATA-over-Ethernet storage from Coraid for its broadcast programming archive. It rejected products from storage suppliers EMC (Isilon), HP, IBM and Dell. It also ruled out building its own systems using open source parallel file systems such as Gluster and BTRFS, choosing ATA-over-Ethernet as the least costly option. 365 Media runs 10 television channels, five radio stations and Iceland’s largest newspaper. It adds more than 35 hours of video content to its archive every day. The storage system is responsible for playing media for broadcast on a near-continuous basis via a Grass Valley K2 Summit transmission server. 365 Media started to look for a new storage system when its existing Omneon archive, based on 2TB cartridges, began to run out of space, the process accelerated with the growth of HD programming. It was offered more capacity from Omneon (now owned by Harmonic) but the cost would have been prohibitively high, said Arni Finnsson, technology manager at 365 Media. Finnsson said: “Our capacity with ... Access >>>

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