DDN MEDIAScaler Wins Prestigious NAB Best of Show Award, Improves Workflow Automation, Content Management and Cloud by 1000 Percent

MEDIAScaler Recognized as Leading Storage Product and Business Solver for All Major Media Applications, including Digital Asset Management, Active Archive, Video Editing and Content Storage Management

Santa Clara, Calif. — April 20, 2015


News Facts

  • Building on the momentum of the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 13-16, DataDirect Networks® (DDN) today announced that its new MEDIAScalerTM converged storage appliance has been awarded one of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award.
  • The Best of Show Award honors a select group of industry-leading products exhibited at the show. DDN MEDIAScaler was chosen for the award from a pool of hundreds of competing new products.
  • In high-performance Post-Production, Broadcast and Content Delivery workflows, mixed IP performance and petabyte scale has become the new standard. In response to this, digital studios, broadcasters, cable providers and Internet delivery networks are looking for more effective ways to store, archive and distribute data, with a goal of faster and more efficient delivery of content, high quality of end services, and maximum profit margins that can only be met with converged appliances delivering enterprise-class features and cloud-based collaboration solutions.
  • DDN is addressing the inadequacies in today’s legacy storage products in its new MEDIAScaler appliance which delivers end-to-end digital content management and data protection in a single solution for large-scale environments of dozens or even hundreds of petabytes. MEDIAScaler provides customers the ability to animate, render, edit, and transcode on a very high-performance platform.
  • With seamless tiering capabilities, MEDIAScaler supports File storage, Object storage, Active Archive, Cloud and LTFS Tape to enable customers to retain large media content in high performance archive or remote locations, easily and cost effectively with a single, seamless, end-to-end platform. DDN technology eliminates storage silos by enabling customers to manage all workflows, all formats, all content and all device types in a single, turnkey solution.
  • Evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, DDN MEDIAScaler received NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards for its innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.


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Next Generation Content Solutions from DDN Accelerate and Simplify the Large Scale Media Content Workflows From Ingest and Edit to Cloud and LTFS Tape 

  • M&E companies are solving their big media challenges with DDN storage solutions designed for the world’s most content-intensive workflows – from ingest to editing, transcoding, distribution and archiving.
  • With its broad portfolio of high-performance storage offerings, DDN is giving its M&E customers the confidence that their critical systems and information are protected, improving the delivery of digital content across geographically distributed data centers and addressing the storage and workflow performance needs of broadcast and film and post production organizations everywhere.


Supporting Quotes

  • NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher, Eric Trabb

“Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications.”


  • DDN CMO, Molly Rector

“As media companies grapple with ever increasing data intensive workflows like Digital HD and 4K, traditional storage methods have proven inadequate in addressing their data challenges. We developed MEDIAScaler in direct response to the large scale, high-performance storage needs in post-production, cloud storage and CDN workflows today, providing users a seamless solution for tiering, archiving and collaborating across multiple environments. This recognition by NewBay Media’s Video Edge magazine confirms DDN’s broad capabilities in meeting the needs of media and entertainment customers and we are proud to receive it.”


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