Olympusat Increases Capacity, Reliability, and Performance with Quantum StorNext

Olympusat, a leading media company in the television and media space, provides content and technology to a growing list of networks. In addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of HD English and Spanish-language television networks, Olympusat is a producer of Spanish-language programming, developing award-winning original content, feature films, and scripted television. Olympusat focuses on the Spanish sector and is quickly moving into the English language market, in addition to growing into a technology company.

Growing Needs for Capacity and Reliability
Olympusat is growing and acquires content from all over the world - they needed to expand and manage storage differently and address inefficiencies with their existing systems. Essentially, their previous systems were unreliable, often down twice a week, along with serious maintenance issues that required very frequent maintenance cycles and support. The staff was spending too much time on troubleshooting, repairs, and extensive support. As Olympus grew in capacity, adding editors, and thousands of hours of content on a regular basis, they were outgrowing their needs. The old system wasn’t handling and keeping up with their workflows. They needed a solution from ingest to archive that could handle all their video storage needs.

Gaining Capacity, Scalability for Rapid Growth
To fulfill the company’s need for a purpose-built file system for video, they chose the Quantum StorNext File System for its reliability, capacity, and performance. The StorNext solution gave them a very stable environment, which allowed IT staff, editors, and content specialists to focus on their jobs. “They needed more horsepower, better throughput, reliability, more capacity, and having one workflow solution with the Quantum StorNext platform helped them focus on their jobs,” said Doug Cole with LH Computer Services.

Olympusat’s whole workflow is now on Quantum where content is ingested, stored on spinning disc, immediately archived off to a Quantum tape library, which they just expanded to Scalar i6 with LTO-9 and 18 terabytes of storage per cartridge. It's all under the Quantum StorNext Storage Manager and on a file system that's purposely built to do this type of workflow.