Maldivica Provides Seamless Customer Access to Sohonet Media Storage Platform

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Sohonet selects Maldivica to provide access to the Sohonet Media Storage platform.

Enabling the power of Cloud Storage!

Sohonet, a 17-year IT veteran servicing the media industry, has selected the Maldivica Storage Connector to provide filesystem based access to its cloud storage offering, the Sohonet Media Storage platform.

Sohonet’s Director of Product Management, Ben Dair, says: “The implementation of Maldivica’s proven and robust technology ensures that we have created a particularly compelling Storage offering for the media and entertainment industries, one that fully capitalizes on the industry-recognized security and reliability of our renowned Sohonet Media Network. Maldivica’s protocol translator is simple to install, manage and remote-configure, enabling our 24/7 support engineers to monitor and diagnose any problems quickly and effectively.”

In addition to providing private network lines from point to point, Sohonet is now extending beyond the network into new media aware infrastructure with Sohonet Media Storage. Sohonet Media Storage expands production and editing storage capability without having to purchase and maintain hardware. Sohonet Media Storage is built on proven OpenStack technology with embedded redundancy that is accessed securely.

Sohonet and Maldivica share the same philosophy of scalable technology for accessing the cloud. Maldivica empowers Sohonet to offer its array of clients an easy and secure means of storing massive quantities of data without having to write or maintain custom software. The flexibility that the Maldivica Storage Connector offers means that data inserted now into the cloud will be usable by the next generation of storage applications without the need to upgrade systems or migrate data. The Maldivica Storage Connector is deployed onsite without having to be installed on all machines that interface with the cloud. This seamless and modern way of approaching cloud storage is essential for the media industry, whose growing storage needs often exceed the capabilities of current legacy systems.

Maldivica stores customer data in its native format or using industry standard AES256 encryption, eliminating vendor lock-in. Organizations can access their data how and where they choose, including the growing ecosystem of applications that access the cloud directly. Extensive metadata extraction and tagging capabilities simplifies indexing and searching content in object stores.

"We're extremely pleased to be selected by Sohonet to provide CIFS and NFS access to Sohonet Media Storage. Object storage is a perfect fit for the demanding requirements of the Media and Entertainment industry and Sohonet's offering is filling a critical need,” says Adam Bane, Maldivica’s CEO. “Using Maldivica, organizations can seamlessly integrate Sohonet Media Storage into existing workflows, while maintaining the freedom to access content directly through the storage API as their applications evolve."

About Maldivica

Maldivica enables the power of cloud storage. The Maldivica Storage Connector allows organizations to interact with cloud and object storage platforms using CIFS and NFS, instantly integrating legacy systems and applications. Maldivica allows companies to easily use object storage for active data archival, collaboration, content distribution, and the foundation for next generation applications. The Maldivica platform has no technology lock-in and can be deployed in conjunction with the growing ecosystem of tools and applications that support object storage APIs. Additional information is available at http://www.maldivica.com or info(at)maldivica(dot)com.

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