A national television magazine show had reached the capacity limit of their Avid shared storage system. They had been using Avid ISIS disk storage to support real-time editing and for general purpose storage requirements (like work-in-progress). One option was to purchase more ISIS storage. Due to the high cost for additional ISIS storage an alternative option was developed. The second option was a solution to move the content that was not required for immediate editing to lower cost general purpose storage and then retrieved when required.
- An application that could analyze and identify all the elements (projects, orphan and miscellaneous files, etc.) in the ISIS
- An application that could facilitate the appropriate movement of the various files and data of the projects from the ISIS to general purpose storage and back
- An effective, highly reliable and low cost general purpose storage solution
The MTMP solution integrated an Avid ISIS aware application providing both file analytics and data-mover application with an LTFS tape NAS solution. The application identifies the appropriate data & file elements and provides the movement of the selected data from the ISIS to the tape NAS (and back). The NAS appliance copies the incoming files to its disk cache and to its LTFS tape library. The master file resides on the cache for a determined length of time before it is reduced to the first part of the file with the whole file residing on tape. Hence, when the content owner restores a project back to the ISIS they also have a protection copy still on tape.