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Pixit Media Selected to Provide Premium Data Storage for UR Channel Sweden

SURREY, England — Sept. 13, 2016 — Pixit Media, the leader in software-defined storage for media workflows, today announced the award of a major project with UR, Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company.

UR is part of the public service broadcasting group in Sweden, with Swedish Radio (SR) and Swedish Television (SVT). UR’s mandate is to produce and broadcast educational and general-knowledge programmes that enhance, fill out, and strengthen the work of others active in education.

Earlier this year, along with its system integrator partner AVIT systems, UR began to evaluate replacements for its legacy Apple®-based storage infrastructure. UR was looking for a scalable solution with guaranteed performance criteria and flexibility for growth. 

Having looked at the major contenders, UR established that Pixit Media offered the most versatile solution. Being that UR is a public broadcaster, a tender process followed, with Pixit Media proving to be cost-effective as well as the best overall technical solution. 

The project encompasses Pixit Media’s PixStor scale-out NAS, harnessing the powerful Spectrum Scale file system and NetApp E-Series SAS storage to provide 1.3 petabytes of central NAS storage and an online disaster recovery system for UR’s 50+ concurrent Mac®-based clients. NetApp E-Series storage arrays provide extreme video bandwidth and unparalleled reliability in their class.

The system will be installed and commissioned during September 2016.

Andreas Ekvall, senior system manager at UR, was impressed with the Pixit Media approach. “Pixit Media took the time and trouble to really understand our environment and challenges, and then carefully designed a system to meet our requirements instead of trying to shoehorn a solution to fit our needs.”

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