DataDirect Networks (DDN) Object Storage Enables Distributed Media Workflows

DDN’s WOS supports enterprise Windows and Linux media editors while eliminating issues of security, speed and integration

CHATSWORTH, CA, — (September 5, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), world leader in massively scalable storage, will be demonstrating this week at the IBC show in Amsterdam the next generation of its cloud storage solution, WOS, for collaborative media workflows. With WOS, media companies are now able to build private media clouds that compliment media workflows and accelerate the media production process across distributed production facilities.

Historically, cloud storage has offered tremendous potential for the media industry, but issues of security, speed, and integration with existing media editing platforms have created barriers to adoption. Today, DDN’s WOS eliminates these issues by enabling content creators to store media from their Linux and Windows using standard file system protocols directly to private, secure media clouds, working at LAN speeds, and giving geographically distributed users the ability to share the media immediately via built-in, automated, policy-based data replication. This global storage namespace is unique in two approaches:

  • WOS’s global namespace capabilities eliminate the manual content synchronization which has been a historical challenge to production organizations
  • WOS now features native CIFS and NFS support, in addition to object-storage protocols, to provide Enterprise access and authentication into a global storage namespace

“This revolutionary, object-based cloud storage system makes storing, archiving and collaborating in the cloud as fast, secure and easy as saving a project to a local drive,” said Pascal Barbolosi, DDN Vice President of EMEA. “WOS allows organizations to easily build and deploy their own storage clouds, providing high-speed access to hyperscale-sized data and enabling collaboration with users anywhere in the world.”

About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world’s leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN’s solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world’s most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today’s information powered enterprise.

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