April 19, 2013

Next generation digital asset management

San Francisco, CA
United States

Scality RING for Digital Media deployed at the heart of Chyro Web Media Manager to support Workflow, Transcoding, Archive and VOD/Play-out

San Francisco, CA & Levallois-Perret, France – April 9, 2013 Scality, the award winning innovator in distributed scale-out storage infrastructure, and Chyro, the leading provider of next generation digital asset management solutions, today announced the integration of Chyro Web Media Manager with Scality RING for Digital Media.

After an extensive search for the very best Scale-Out digital media storage technology for their planned saas offering, Chyro chose Scality’s RING for Digital Media solution.

“The partnership with Scality is a big opportunity for Chyro. The highly scalable storage capacity of Scality’s storage solution for Big Data systems will allow us to provide coherent solutions for the digital media market,” said Pascale Soucheyre, Business Development Manager at Chyro.

With the proliferation of distribution end-points, media asset management workflows are becoming increasingly complex and numerous, and the number of files being stored and maintained is rapidly escalating. This creates a two fold challenge for digital media management professionals – scaling to accommodate growth, while at the same time rendering stored assets accessible to a multitude of project teams, each with their own workflows and schedules.

  • “RING for Digital Media is a revolutionary storage solution for the media and entertainment eco-system. Scality’s renowned scalability and cost effective durability have long been applauded in other industries, so it is a great pleasure to be able to introduce a product so ideally suited to media and entertainment workflows.”

    Jerome Lecat CEO of Scality

Scality’s RING for Digital Media delivers a single innovative solution for both linear archival storage and non-linear play-out storage. RING’s object based architecture scales effortlessly while providing 6 key storage characteristics essential to this environment:

  1. Easy Integration with Media Asset Management tools such as Chyro
  2. Exceptionally fast File Transfer rates
  3. Asset distribution and geographic synchronization
  4. Multi tiered storage differentiates and prioritizes primary assets & manages cost.
  5. Advanced data protection technologies – ensure 100% accessibility
  6. Independently validated security keeps your assets safe

RING’s fully standards based connectors make it straightforward to integrate with existing applications. Highly concurrent design ensures exceptional file transfer rates, well suited to the most demanding of media and entertainment work flows. RING’s natively distributed architecture facilitates geographic distribution and data synchronization, and built in auto tiering provides for tiered storage topologies. Scality’s RING provides rock solid data durability and 100% accessibility. Its range of next generation data protection methodologies includes ARC – erasure coding technology, replication and geographic distribution.

“The Scality solution is the perfect, shared storage platform to deploy a fully integrated collaborative asset manager,” stated Philippe Nicolas, Scality Director of Product Strategy.

“Scality’s distributed architecture allows us to streamline the deployment of a Chyro Web Media Manager. There’s even no need to add any hardware, and the Chyro transcoding cluster evolves with the storage capacity”, says Damien Degorre, CTO at Chyro.

Chyro Web Media Manager, one of the very first HTML5 Web based Media Applications, provides:

  • Full movie program management and file-based workflow control
  • Media file transcoding from and to multiple formats
  • Video on Demands publishing module, with more than 20 plugins
  • Supports a comprehensive content lifecycle from production to active archive
  • Central dashboard to manage policies and projects


Scality RING for Digital Media and Chyro Web Media Manager on Scality RING are available today.

About Chyro

Chyro provides broadcasters with dedicated Workflows and solutions for Media content valorization, whether it is intended for linear or non-linear distribution. Its Web Media Manager manages, through a Workflow, the acquisition of the media and their Back-Up on servers. These files are then supplied to the various operators with creation of metadata. Its Web Traffic System manages distribution contracts, programs and stocks and also allows the creation of Playlists for several types of distribution channels. Its Web Portal is an Internet VOD solution, designed for the Web and the most recent mobile platforms, such as Android smartphones, iphones and ipads.

Director of Corporate Communications

Julie Greene