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Media Companies

PLAY-OUT THE MOST ULTRA HD, HD, & SD STREAMS WITH CONSISTENTLY PREDICTABLE PERFORMANCE, SO YOU NEVER DROP A FRAME

Choosing DDN will allow your station to support any resolution, including the next generation of broadcast production, future-proofing your environment and giving you an unfair advantage over the competition. Industry leading capacity and performance means deploying the fewest number of systems, reducing your total cost of ownership and simplifying your environment. DDN is the gold standard for massive scalability, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for broadcast companies of all sizes. Broadcast with confidence, at any scale, cost effectively and simply with guaranteed performance from DDN.

In this age of high resolution digital file based workflows and tremendous media growth, selecting the right storage platform is critical to your success.

Overview

  • Proven Solution – 600+ Media & Entertainment customers, including the biggest names in the industry
  • Unmatched Performance – Delivering multiples of bandwidth & IOPS enables you to handle the most projects, streams and formats
  • Real-time QoS – Guaranteed throughput means never dropping a frame even with many concurrent HD, 2K, 3D or 4K streams
  • Workflow Experts – Over 15 years of experience in Media & Entertainment, we have proven expertise to optimize your workflow
  • Easy Setup, Manage and Scale – Simple to deploy, reliable to run for years
  • Rich Ecosystem – Partner with the best System Integrators for complete broadcast storage solution workflows
  • Future Proof – Enabling next generation 8K & 48-60fps workflows today
  • Lower TCO – With storage that requires fewer FTEs to manage, affordable, ultra dense, lower-overhead storage capacity and provide unrivaled energy savings
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DDN is the leading broadcast storage solutions provider for the world’s most content-intensive environments. Our technology accelerates highly concurrent workflows to hundreds of broadcasters as well as: post-production facilities, gaming, music, social networking, photo and video properties with 400+ petabytes delivered, worldwide. Our unique, real-time performance engine delivers guaranteed quality of service for flawless ingest, edit and play-out of the most SD, HD, 3D, 2K and 4K streams, regardless of drive errors or rebuild activities, to insure you never drop a frame. Our highly reliable, efficient capacity storage may then also act as the ultimate origin for distribution of your converted files for online Video-on-Demand or IPTV helping you easily further monetize your valuable assets to a multitude of devices. Finally, we have industry leading storage options for archiving all your assets with confidence.

REAL-TIME, HIGH PERFORMANCE STORAGE TO ACCERATE COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOWS

Choosing DDN will allow your studio or post production house to support any resolution, including the next generation of media production at 48fps and 60fps, future-proofing your environment and giving you an unfair advantage over the competition. Industry leading capacity and performance means deploying the fewest number of systems, reducing your total cost of ownership and simplifying your environment. DDN is the gold standard for massive scalability, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for media companies of all sizes. Get it right the first time, at any scale, cost effectively and simply with guaranteed performance from DDN.

In this age of high resolution digital file based workflows and tremendous media growth, selecting the right storage platform is critical to your success.

Overview

  • Proven Solution – 600+ Media & Entertainment customers, including the biggest names in the industry
  • Unmatched Performance – The fewest systems to scale to dozens or even hundreds of GB/s & up to 3.35PBs of capacity in a single rack
  • Workflow Experts – Over 15 years of experience in Media & Entertainment, we have proven expertise to optimize your workflow
  • Easy Setup, Manage and Scale – Simple to deploy, reliable to run for years, and and easily scalable storage solutions for M&E
  • Effortless Collaboration – Enables easy collaboration from Hollywood to Bollywood and back with access to dailies, VFX and DIs instantly
  • Rich Ecosystem – Partner with the best System Integrators providing complete storage solutions
  • Future Proof – Enabling next generation workflows of 48 and 60fps today
  • Lower TCO – With storage that requires fewer FTEs to manage, affordable, ultra dense, lower-overhead storage capacity and provide unrivaled energy savings
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DDN is the leading storage solutions provider for the world’s most content-intensive environments. Our technology accelerates highly concurrent workflows to hundreds of film and post production facilities, as well as: broadcasters, gaming, music, social networking, photo and video properties with 400+ petabytes delivered, worldwide. Our unique, extremely high-performance storage engine delivers unprecedented ability to collaborate eliminating possible “Islands of creativity” or missed deadlines waiting for file access. Our systems are built from the ground up for simultaneous access by multitudes of users even at the highest resolutions regardless of drive errors or rebuild activities – ensuring you never have to wait for access or possibly lose your hard work. The content explosion is well underway and shows no signs of slowing down. IDC predicts that digital content will grow 40X between now and 2020. This is being fueled not only by the digitization of film, print and video, but also by the general population who are now video producers too, using today’s camera enabled mobile devices. This convergence of film, production, broadcast, Internet, telecom and the consumer electronics industries presents enormous opportunities for Film and Postproduction organizations like yours. You can apply innovative thinking to traditional production workflows in a way that expands your creativity, increases final product quality, and creates new revenue streams.

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the leading storage solutions provider for the world’s most content-intensive environments. Our technology accelerates highly concurrent workflows to hundreds of film and post production facilities, as well as: broadcasters, gaming, music, social networking, photo and video properties with 400+ petabytes delivered, worldwide. Our unique, extremely high-performance storage engine delivers unprecedented ability to collaborate eliminating possible “Islands of creativity” or missed deadlines waiting for file access. Our systems are built from the ground up for simultaneous access by multitudes of users even at the highest resolutions regardless of drive errors or rebuild activities – ensuring you never have to wait for access or possibly lose your hard work.

MEDIA COMPANIES FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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STORAGE FOR EVERY PART OF THE CONTENT LIFECYCLE

With over 15 years of expertise in media, DDN is the Gold Standard.

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ONE PLATFORM FOR ALL YOUR WORKFLOWS
broadcast storage

NEXT GENERATION CONTENT SOLUTIONS FOR MEDIA

With over 15 years experience and 600+ Media customers, DDN is the innovation leader.

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MEDIA’S COMPLETE BIG DATA PORTFOLIO
broadcast storage

GRIDSCALER — FAST AS A SAN, EASY AS A NAS

Highest performance, scalable turnkey appliance that enables you to create without limits.

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ELIMINATE THE NAS BOTTLENECK & INEFFICIENCY
broadcast storage
Create without boundaries
  • Any format 8K, 4K, 2K, HD, SD
  • Any frame rate: 24-96fps

Flawless Performance
  • Zero Frame Drops
  • Supports the most streams
  • Delivers the highest concurrency

Highest Efficiency
  • Highest Bandwidth
  • Greatest capacity density
  • Consolidates multiple systems

MANGE THE CONTENT LIFECYCLE

Only DDN enables you to offload GRIDScaler jobs from your central location to WOS for multisite cloud-based collaboration, global distribution & disaster recovery.

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COLLABORATE & DISTRIBUTE GLOBALLY
broadcast storage
Leverage GRIDScaler for the highest performance workflow tasks
  • High Speed Ingest
  • Real-time Editing
  • Flawless Play-out


Automated migration to WOS for cloud access
  • Multi-Site Collaboration
  • Geographic Distribution
  • Disaster Recovery

ENABLE “FOLLOW THE SUN” GLOBAL COLLABORATION

WOS accelerate multisite workflows by collaborating at LAN speeds across town or between continents.

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HIGH SPEED, SECURE GLOBAL COLLABORATION
broadcast storage
  • Self-healing, Efficient Single Seek Access
  • High Disk Utilization, Density
  • Lowest Power & TCO

ACTIVE ARCHIVES SERVE MANY PURPOSES

Activate your archive with WOS, the industry’s leading object storage solution.

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WHAT COULD YOU DO WITH AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE?
Collaborate
  • Via Your Private Cloud

Distribute
  • On Your Own Internet Content Origin & Delivery Network

Preserve
  • Multiple levels of Data Redundancy, Security & Protection Options

IS YOUR ARCHIVE “ACTIVE”?

Activate your archive with WOS, the industry’s leading object storage solution.

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TRANSFORM YOUR ARCHIVE INTO A PROFIT CENTER
  • Replace tape or add a new tier in front of your tape-based archive
  • Increase monetization/value of archived assets

ACTIVE ARCHIVES PROTECT YOUR CONTENT

Activate your archive with WOS, the industry’s leading object storage solution.

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ACTIVE, IMEDIATELY ACCESSIBLE, PROTECTED
DATA PROTECTION OPTIONS
Replication
  • User-Defined, Policy-Based Replication
  • All Copies Are Active
  • Lowest Latency Routing for Fast Access

MEDIA STORAGE CHALLENGES RESOLVED

Storage matters in Media, that’s why over 600 media companies rely on DDN.

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