Storage Solutions for Broadcasting

JBOD Storage for Broadcasting Companies

In the past 50, or even 10 years, the landscape of broadcasting has changed. We are no longer tethered to our living rooms, eating sub-standard frozen food because we don’t want to cook while our show is on. No longer must we watch the six o’clock news at six. We can watch at seven, or ten or whenever. The broadcast industry has found a way to get entertainment to consumers faster, easier, more conveniently and on-demand.   

The TV Guide is a relic. Most broadcasts are now uploaded to a site where they can be watched or re-watched at the consumer’s leisure. By doing this, though, the storage requirements of broadcasters have become the new big deal. People now expect broadcasts to be available around the clock. But this new world has new challenges. On-demand viewing necessitates enormous data storage demands on broadcasters.                                                                

With this constant evolution in broadcasting, cost and flexibility remain the cornerstones of how companies, and certainly broadcasting companies, must adapt. While ever-expanding storage can be expensive, going cheap can be even more costly. Losing data, corrupting hardware and a lack of flexibility can cost more than money. Content and all of the work involved in creating it can be lost.  

Fortunately, at AIC, we offer JBODs that optimize the flexibility and scalability sought after. Our JBODs are not merely re-purposed server chassis like some products out there. They are designed and manufactured to be JBODs. They are built specifically with the understanding that scalable, nimble and effective storage is required to accommodate the huge and growing needs of the broadcast industry.

By manufacturing our own JBODs and writing our own firmware, we can ensure they are compatible with most mainstream HDDs/SSDs and HBAs. This provides the highest level of flexibility and reliability. AIC's JBODs provide full redundancy - corrupt drives or the secondary expander modules can be swapped out without having to shut down the JBODs. Damaged spots don’t threaten entire works. At AIC, our JBODs help manage the costs of the ever-expanding needs of the broadcasting world. 

  • You are not forced to buy more than you need at any time.
  • You can easily expand storage capacity without interruption in service, loss of data or complicated and risky migration.
  • Your challenges inherent in data migration and capacity expansion are eased.
  • Your process of media transfers is simplied and needs for server systems are reduced.

Each of AIC's JBOD is designed and created with the understanding that the storage must integrate easily and allow for future flexibility. By doing so, AIC JBODs create seamless compatibilities. This also establishes more system reliability in an ever-expanding world of data. 

Time inevitably brings changes, and most of those improve the broadcasting world. At AIC, we continue to provide state-of-the-art, flexible and cost-effective solutions for the increasing demands of entertainment.

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