Concurrent has added a software-based object storage solution as part of its UP suite of multi-screen video solutions. The software was designed to support cloud DVR, but is adaptable to a number of other applications
The software offers dynamic data replication, balancing of content across storage nodes, automatic data recovery, geo-redundancy, and auto-tiering of content within storage classes based on popularity.
Concurrent’s distributed object storage solution is designed to support service providers interested in launching new IP video applications such as network-based digital video recording (DVR) or personal video lockers that require a large amount of storage capacity. The software supports storage for video-on-demand, catch-up TV, and cloud DVR services.
And while optimized for video, customers can also maintain non-video content and unstructured data within the same software-defined storage infrastructure, Concurrent said.
The company said the approach is scalable to meet any customer’s storage needs. With modular scaling, flexible storage options, on-the-fly capacity upgrades, and self-healing capabilities, the company said its object storage can support applications requiring exabyte storage levels.
The object storage solution supports industry standard open interfaces such as OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3, NFS, and CIFS. It is fully integrated with Concurrent’s UpShift Unified Content Delivery Solution. It is available and shipping now, Concurrent said.
“Concurrent’s object storage solution enables our customers to capitalize on the benefits of doing business in the cloud, which include better cost efficiency, improved flexibility, and simplified scaling,” said James Brickmeier, SVP of strategic marketing at Concurrent. “Unlike general purpose storage options, our object store is optimized for capacity hungry, massively parallel, bandwidth intensive, multi-screen video applications like cloud DVR. With the economics of network-based storage becoming more attractive than set-top DVRs, we expect more and more customers to look to cloud technologies as they add storage capacity.”