T3Media, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, has implemented Oracle's StorageTek tape solutions to support its growing business.
T3Media offers cloud-based storage, access and licensing for enterprise-scale video libraries such as BBC Motion Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, National Geographic, The New York Times, and the NCAA®.
On any given day, the company ingests data from 40 different sites and delivers thousands of files to hundreds of customers around the world. Oracle's StorageTek tape technology has provided T3Media the flexibility to handle fluctuations in the amount of data, which can scale to about 50 TB a day.
As T3Media expanded its business from clip-oriented offerings to long-form storage, access, and licensing solutions, the 5 TB capacity of Oracle's StorageTek T10000C tape drives helped the company grow its business while leveraging its existing investment in StorageTek SL8500 libraries.
The StorageTek T10000C tape drives have also helped T3Media save significant amounts by enabling the company effectively quintuple the size of their libraries in place by installing new drives.
The longevity of StorageTek T10000 T2 data cartridges also allows T3Media to migrate data on an eight to 10 year cadence, as opposed to the typical two to three year cycle recommended with other formats, saving time and money over the 30+ year life of their data.
Oracle's Sun Storage Archive Manager simplifies T3Media's storage infrastructure by automating the management of multiple tiers of storage and disaster recovery across its two facilities, and enabling its small IT staff to deliver global client-access to stored content via the cloud at any time.
"With Oracle's StorageTek tape technology, T3Media has been able to grow its business and take advantage of completely new opportunities with tape investments we started making seven years ago," said Mark Lemmons, chief technology officer, T3Media. "With the massive capacity of Oracle's StorageTek T10000C tape drives in our StorageTek SL8500 tape libraries all managed by Sun Storage Archive Manager, complexity is minimized. Our applications are accessing files, and I don't have to worry about where they are or whether they're on tape, with Sun Storage Archive Manager, it just works."