Deep archiving and disaster recovery


Front Porch Digital, a leader in cloud-based content storage management (CSM)
solutions, has announced that UK-based preservation software company Object Matrix
has verified that its MatrixStore digital preservation platform integrates with Front
Porch Digital’s LYNXSM cloud CSM system, and will begin promoting the combination
to its customers.

The combined solution would allow Object Matrix customers to optimise the use of
their storage by relying on MatrixStore as a local repository and LYNX for offsite deep
archiving and disaster recovery.

Says Nick Pearce, sales and marketing director and co-founder of Object Matrix: “The
Object Matrix team has a long heritage of digital preservation in a number of
industries, but since 2009 has focused solely on the media and entertainment
industry. Ensuring our product fits into a given customer’s environment requires strong
partnerships like the one we have with Front Porch Digital. We have wanted to work
with Front Porch Digital for quite some time because they have a wealth of history
and expertise in the media and entertainment market that will benefit our broadcast
and postproduction customers.”

The compatibility between MatrixStore and LYNX means that customers could easily
integrate the two products to create new workflows and automate processes that they
currently do manually. For example, based on a watch folder users would create on
the MatrixStore nearline storage platform, LYNX would automatically move content to
deeper, offsite storage.

“Object Matrix has long been well-respected in the field of digital data preservation,
which made them a very attractive partner for us,” said Rino Petricola, senior vice
president and general manager at Front Porch Digital. “This partnership extends our
market reach and helps us position LYNX to a wider range of customers through a
company that shares our passion for ensuring the longevity of their content.”

LYNX is the industry’s first enterprise-scale cloud implementation of CSM. It delivers
adaptable, on-demand scalability; reduces capital and operational costs; and
revolutionises the way media organisations manage assets. LYNX leverages the
latest cloud and Web technologies to provide a range of networked and distributed


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