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Broadcast Media Content Challenges

Broadcast media content presents many challenges. Live broadcasts are unforgiving when things don’t go as planned. Recorded content has its difficulties, too. Whether it’s a recording or content you must quickly edit on the fly, the quality of broadcasting equipment—including storage—can make or break a production.

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Storage for Broadcasting Content

Broadcasting professionals understand the need for high-performance content acquisition and content distribution technologies, especially when it comes to storage. Yet many broadcasting teams have learned to accept compromise when it comes to their storage solutions:

  • Slow performance, particularly as storage scales larger
  • Too much complexity and management, reducing the resources you could spend on creating compelling broadcasting content
  • Unpredictable reliability and availability, with frequent unplanned downtime, time-consuming system reboots, long redundant RAID rebuild times, and even lost data

The Panasas® ActiveStor® Solution eliminates storage complexity so you can focus on content delivery.

 


No-Compromise Broadcasting Content Solution

An intuitive web-based graphical user interface (GUI) makes the Panasas ActiveStor solution simple to manage, and automation eliminates routine, tedious storage tasks.

The seamless, linearly scalable ActiveStor Solution offers

  • Highly available storage with rock-solid reliability
  • Exceptional performance to capture or play back multiple streams of high-resolution video without error
  • Superior responsiveness for real-time edits and graphics
  • Easy management by IT or production team members


Foundation for Broadcasting Content Storage

It’s easy to deploy the ActiveStor solution in your existing broadcast environment. It resides on your network and is compatible with most applications you use for creating content, rendering, compositing, transcoding, managing workflows, and conducting other broadcasting tasks.

The ActiveStor appliance also works with leading media asset management solutions. Whether you are managing play-to-air, content creation for broadcasting, or active archiving, the ActiveStor solution fits in with a wide variety of servers, Mac and Windows clients, and storage products.