Portugal's NOS Deploys Aquari Storage for Cloud DVR
Software-Defined Storage Solution Enables Personalized TV on Internet Connected Devices
"We needed a better, more cost-effective storage platform to support multi-screen video content and the advanced scaling capabilities of the Aquari platform were ideally suited to our application," said Pedro Bandeira, Product Development Director at NOS. "We have developed a best-in-class business intelligence layer on top of Aquari's storage in order to deliver the most advanced entertainment experience to our customers."
"We are thrilled to work with a thought leader like NOS that recognizes the benefits of our open, software-defined storage solution for scaling-out next generation video services," said Scott Ryan, SVP and GM of Concurrent's Aquari storage business. "Aquari's unique capabilities are perfect for applications like cloud DVR, where both high-performance and high-capacity are required to support the explosive demand for time-shifted video content."
Aquari storage is based on open-source Ceph®, which features exabyte scaling and simultaneous support for multiple workloads. Unlike traditional storage alternatives, Aquari can scale performance and capacity independently, which translates to improved flexibility and a reduced total cost of ownership. Six of the top 25 multiple system operators in North America and several market leading operators in Europe now use the Aquari platform to support multi-screen streaming and video recording services.
The Aquari solution at NOS was sold through Satcab, Concurrent's trusted partner and a leading system integrator of professional broadcast solutions and services for the Iberian Peninsula and Africa.
Concurrent will be showcasing the Aquari storage solution at the IBC show in Amsterdam on September 9-13 at the RAI Convention Centre, stand 2.B31.
About NOSNOS is the biggest communications and entertainment group in Portugal. It offers the latest generation of fixed and mobile phone, television, Internet, voice and data solutions for all market segments. It is the leader in pay TV, new generation broadband services and in cinema exhibition and distribution in Portugal. NOS is part of the main Portuguese stock exchange index (PSI-20), with a capitalization in excess of 3.8 Billion Euros, and has more than 4 million mobile phone, 1.5 million television, 1.5 million fixed telephone and 1.1 million fixed broadband Internet customers.
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