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As part of a strategy to deliver high-performance storage with secure data segregation for international managed playout services across multi-regional facilities, Red Bee Media has entered into a strategic partnership with Pixit Media.
RedLab 19Feb2019
To streamline workflows and protect customers’ high-value assets to what it calls the most stringent security standards, Red Bee has deployed Pixit Media’s PixStor as the central storage platform that underpins its playout infrastructure. Ethernet-based and API-driven, PixStor provides a single data environment that brings together all commodity hardware, applications and systems in the workflow. It is claimed to provide guaranteed sustained performance, limitless scale, data control and secure collaborative access for users wherever they are.

Working in close collaboration with Red Bee to address its specific requirements, Pixit Media has enhanced the PixStor platform to deliver secure multi-tenancy capabilities within a single storage namespace. As a result, the costly management and complexity of separate infrastructure stacks to separate and protect client data can be avoided.

Using PixStor, Red Bee will deploy logical data separation and isolation, scale services up or down, all within its unified PixStor environment with, said the provider, no performance overhead or compromise to clients. The platform has been deployed at Red Bee playout centres in Sweden and UK, including its London-based Red Lab R&D facility, with other sites to follow.

“With PixStor, we have a proven highly resilient storage architecture upon which we can rely,” explained Dave Travis, chief product and technology officer, Red Bee Media. “Combine this with Pixit Media’s consultative approach, access to their workflow experts and 24/7 support services, we also have a responsive technology partner to help us reap the benefits and future possibilities of a software-defined environment. They’re a great team to work with.”