IPV and Spectra Logic Partner to Manage BlackPearl-Stored Content

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Curator MAM System Integrated with BlackPearl Converged Storage System for Faster Content Access

Cambridge, UK. 25 April 2017 – In an announcement that enables Spectra Logic storage system users to more easily manage their stored content, the company (Spectra Logic) has certified IPV as one of its technology partners. IPV’s MAM system Curator is now directly integrated with the BlackPearl converged storage system, helping content producers and owners address the needs of today’s content production infrastructures.

Having easy, fast access to media in order to create engaging programming has become increasingly important for users creating, broadcasting and publishing content for a number of different platforms in multiple formats. The partnership between IPV and Spectra Logic lets users more effectively manage their media’s growing number of variants and ensure it is stored long-term on the most appropriate storage tier – whether cloud, tape or spinning disc.

The IPV-integrated BlackPearl system can be easily deployed in a number of ways including in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid workflow of the two. This means users can migrate away from outdated legacy storage and management systems and design a modern, easy to use solution that works best for them, with a predicted cost model as the system scales.

“Making sure users can benefit from the right storage system underneath their MAM is key to letting our customers make, manage and move their media in the right way,” said Nigel Booth, EVP business development and marketing at IPV. “Being certified as a partner by Spectra Logic, and being able to integrate our Curator system into BlackPearl, lets joint users deliver content from a workflow that better suits today’s media production market.”

By combining IPV Curator and Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl, systems are given a level of built-in intelligence that makes sure stored content is done so on the right storage tier. Using Curator’s contextual metadata and the flexibility of the BlackPearl platform, assets are designated a level of deep storage not just based on their age but their usage and relevance.

This means assets relevant to a breaking story will be available when users need them, media stays online until it’s been delivered and scheduled to the right platform and source material remains accessible while users work on multiple versions of the same media.

“Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl converged storage system uses a cloud architecture model to simplify deployment, use, and management of large data sets,” said Matt Starr, chief technology officer, Spectra Logic. “Integrating our deep storage solution with IPV in this way means that together we can deliver a solution that meets the growing demand for content by audiences.”

The joint solution can be integrated by IPV or through the company’s channel partners. The Curator and BlackPearl systems will be on display on IPV’s booth (N5925) and Spectra Logic’s booth (SL11816) at the 2017 NAB Show between 24 – 27 April 2017.