RTL Group and Video on Demand
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San Francisco, CA – April 7, 2014 – RTL Interactive, a subsidiary of RTL Group (a division of Bertelsmann), has deployed Scality’s software-defined enterprise class storage solution for its video-on-demand (VoD) offering.
RTL Interactive, is a market-leader in providing video on demand for the German market, providing 1.2 billion video views annually. RTL’s growing subscriber base, coupled with the growth of new forms of media consumption using RTL’s NOW application for iPhone and Android, led to massive growth of its storage requirements. To ensure continued customer satisfaction, RTL Interactive needed to scale beyond traditional storage solutions.
It required a solution that combined high performance regardless of scale, extraordinary data resilience, ease of integration with existing applications and outstanding cost efficiency. It required a system capable of managing tens of thousands of media titles and providing hundreds of thousands of simultaneous VoD sessions.
After in-depth on-site testing of products from Scality, and EMC Isilon, and SAN offerings from HP and Dell, RTL Interactive chose Scality’s RING as the solution best capable of satisfying its stringent scalability, performance and reliability requirements.
“Because of the importance of VoD for Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and the growing user audience for Mediengruppe RTL’s VoD services, we needed high read performance and a very scalable storage backend that we could depend on to meet our very high SLA,” said André Knegt, Head of Infrastructure for RTL interactive. “Scality’s Ring offers us the scalability, reliability and performance that we need, as well as the ability to easily integrate storage into our existing infrastructure. It also gives us the ability to just add disks and servers to grow capacity easily. This really impressed us. With Scality RING we believe that we will be able to deploy more storage capacity in a shorter time frame. It allows us to introduce new products and features to the market sooner, all with exceptional cost efficiency.”
“In a highly competitive market for consumer-facing video services, providers must innovate to offer a best of class customer experience,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “We are very pleased that RTL chose Scality as a key partner in delivering RTL’s market- leading VoD service.”
Scality is an industry leader in enterprise-class, petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a revolutionary software-defined storage platform that could easily manage exponential data growth, ensure high availability, deliver high performance and reduce operational cost. Scality’s award winning scale-out storage solution, the Scality RING, is based on patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while its end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality’s storage infrastructure integrates seamlessly with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Cinder for Openstack. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than one hundred million users daily with 100% availability. Scality’s impressive customer list include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in France, leading portals in Italy, Germany, and UK, and mobile operators in Japan.