Crown Media Family Networks adopted Quantum’s workflow-optimized storage to transform the way it manages high-resolution video content.
Crown media is one of the largest U.S. providers of family-oriented content and parent company of the Hallmark Channel.
It turned to Quantum and Integrated Media Technologies (IMT), a digital media technology integrator, to help it keep up with rapidly growing content production and distribution demands.
IMT architected and deployed a Quantum StorNext 5 shared storage appliance and Lattus object storage system.
These solutions provide a highly scalable content management solution that automatically preserves and protects the company’s digital assets while making them readily available as needed.
With Quantum solution, Crown Media is able to ingest and transcode content and copy it immediately to Lattus and replicate it from California to Colorado as soon as it is brought into the system.
“As a result, we get much higher levels of protection than we had before,” explained Roy Burns, director of digital asset management at Crown Media.
“Best of all, the process is automatic, which reduces the load on our IT guys; it completely eliminates the overhead and delays of a separate backup process.”