Masstech Object Management

17 Oct 2018 | Videos


Video Transcript

This is a whiteboard discussion of: Masstech Object Management

My name is Mike Palmer and I’m Masstech’s vice president for business strategy.

In this video we will discuss

Abstract Storage as simple objects;
Local and Cloud storage; and
Active Lifecycle management.

Let’s get started.

MassStore can be attached to any number of storage locations using any number of formats. Though many customers prefer to use only one type, such as LTO or spinning disk, please keep in mind this is not a limitation of MassStore.

Each storage type offers specific benefits, such as performance, low cost etc. Customers are encouraged to use whatever number and type of storage locations best suit their individual needs.

The term ‘Object Storage’ simply means saving an asset in such a way that users and applications don’t need to worry about precisely where it was stored. All they need to remember is the name. For instance, when a Production or News user needs the asset ‘Dog Show’ they don’t need to know it was stored on spinning disk, as opposed to in an LTO or optical library. MassStore keeps track of the storage location. It’s simply enough for some one to request Masstech fetch an asset named ‘Dog Show’. MassStore will go off and get it.

Masstech now support cloud storage. In fact we’ve added compatibility with a number of cloud storage providers. Each provider offers a unique blend of benefits: some offer very low storage costs, others very high performance, availability, diversity, geographic location, etc. This provides customers the ability to select the providers and options that best fit their individual needs.

As with local storage options, cloud storage can be abstracted into an object model, where users need not know precisely where or on what service an object has been saved.

As an asset ages through its lifecycle, the type of storage best suited for it may also change. For instance, the best storage for an asset early in its lifecycle might be on high performance local disk; as the object ages, it may be needed less urgently, or in a variety of different locations. Later on, if the asset is to be used less frequently, storage costs might become a higher concern.

Masstech object management can move assets through a variety of storage locations during their lifecycles based on site-specific business rules. While doing this we abstract storage to an object model, so users are not exposed to the additional complexity of multiple and changing storage locations. The end result is better performance, greater efficiency and reduced costs.

If you have questions or would like more information, you can reach us at or visit our website. Thanks for watching.”