Cloudian and QStar Deliver Media Archive Solution for High-Value Digital Assets


Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud smart data storage solutions, today announced its close collaboration with QStar Technologies, Inc. to provide enterprise customers with a broadcast and media archive solution for high-value digital assets. At the 2015 National Association for Broadcasters (NAB) Show, QStar, a global provider of enterprise-class archival and data management software solutions, and Cloudian will showcase how HyperStore software and appliances with QStar Archive Manager software help media companies ensure long term security and easy access to data.
“Broadcast and media assets can generate revenue for decades, but if they become damaged or lost, they can be very expensive, if not impossible, to recreate. Ensuring the long term security of these high-value assets is essential,” said Paul Turner, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “Cloudian HyperStore, together with QStar Archive Manager, offers a media preservation solution that ensures easy access to data, long-term security and unlimited scalability.”
Cloudian and QStar simplify the integration of self-managing, self-healing storage into existing Media Asset Management (MAM) environments. QStar Archive Manager software provides a NAS-style archive gateway to Cloudian HyperStore’s S3-based object storage platform and can be installed on physical or virtual Windows or Linux servers. Cloudian HyperStore is a highly fault-tolerant storage solution at a cost that is comparable to a tape archive. A critical benefit unique to HyperStore is that objects can be optionally tiered to Amazon S3, or Glacier, or any other S3 cloud.
“We are very excited to work with Cloudian on archive solutions for the broadcast and media market,” said Riccardo Finotti, president and CEO, QStar Technologies. “Our existing integration with leading MAM providers can benefit prospective Cloudian customers who wish to protect their video assets while maintaining significantly faster time to data than tape. Cloudian’s unique tiering through private and public clouds gives the market a flexible and highly cost-effective solution.”