Scality RING enables 1 billion views a year at VOD provider RTL interactive
André Knegt, Head of Infrastructure at RTL interactive
RTL interactive’s Infrastructure Team
With more than 100M views per month, the RTL VOD service requires high read performance and efficient handling of very large files.
Viewers have very low tolerance for downtime, and in a highly competitive market, near perfect accessibility to VOD services needs to be assured.
Use of Scality RING, in combination with chosen hardware vendors, proved to be exceptionally cost-efficient compared to existing SAN.
RTL needed to scale storage for their VOD service easily, quickly, cost-effectively and reliably. Within 18 months following initial installation in 2014, the storage solution managed approximately 22,000 movies and television series, and 16,000 hours of video. RTL interactive continues to grow its Scality RING and add data.
In addition to scalability, other key requirements included:
Based on a successful Proof of Concept prototype and the experiences of other storage teams within the RTL Group, the infrastructure team determined that Scality RING provided the best fit.
Scality RING supports the storage powering VOD services for six television channels, all with growing numbers of viewers, with an expected annual capacity growth of 300%. Storage capacity is expanding rapidly as both the number and size of files increases and the number of viewers and individual video views also continues to grow.
"With Scality RING we believe that we will be able to deploy more storage capacity, in a shorter time frame. This allows us to introduce new products and features to the market sooner."