NetApp Storage Provides the Foundation for Broadcast File-Based Workflow at Antena 3


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Challenge: Make the transition from linear, tape-based production to file- based nonlinear workflows to meet the growing demand for multiplatform content distribution.

Solution: A production environment built on NetApp media-centric stor- age delivering instant access to current and archive content to hundreds of editors and producers.

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NetApp Storage Provides the Foundation for Broadcast File-Based Workflow at Antena 3

  1. 1. Success Story NetApp Storage Provides the Foundation for Broadcast File-Based Workflow at Antena 3 Customer Profile nonlinear workflow model that Antena 3KEY HIGHLIGHTS As Spain’s premier commercial broad- required to maximize content productionIndustry casting company, Antena 3 operates and staff productivity while minimizingMedia and Entertainment four free-to-air terrestrial channels, resources. three radio channels, online Web sites,The Challenge Another significant consideration was mobile services, cinema, and advertis-Make the transition from linear, the importance of integrating into the ing business units. The group delivers atape-based production to file- existing media asset management, mixture of programming from news andbased nonlinear workflows to workflow management, and resource current affairs, sports, episodic dramas,meet the growing demand for management systems created by sitcoms, reality TV, and movies. As themultiplatform content distribution. Antena 3’s internal development group, media giant has expanded its services I+3 Television. This unique platformThe Solution to take advantage of Internet and wire- provides the insight needed to effec-A production environment built less distribution of its content, it has tively manage and monetize the multi-on NetApp® media-centric stor- acquired a more discerning customer tude of media businesses operatedage delivering instant access base. The younger generation is not by Grupo Antena current and archive content content with being served up sched-to hundreds of editors and uled programs or programming, instead The Solutionproducers. opting for on-demand, second-screen Storage for the center of a programming delivered to their mobile multiplatform content distributionBenefits devices or laptops. strategy Integrates Antena 3’s produc- Jose Maria Casaos, technical director tion and back-office systems The Challenge for Grupo Antena 3, opted for an open Delivers a highly scalable Storage that meets the demands of standards–based, IT-centric infrastruc- internal and external customers storage solution to support ture with innovative software solutions hundreds of users Meeting the growing demand for con- to meet the demands of his fast-paced Enables production of thou- tent beyond traditional TV required production teams. Built on two sepa- sands of hours of content significant additional infrastructure rate NetApp installations, the solution for multiplatform distribution resources and a rethinking of the supports both HD content for editing Provides enterprise-class production process. Traditional propri- and production and low-resolution reliability to help enable etary broadcast technology is capital proxy images for use in searching, uninterrupted operation intensive and can create operational sorting, and preparing programs. silos. Such silos were counter to the
  2. 2. One key component of the workflow isthe Dalet newsroom production system SOLUTION COMPONENTSimplemented on a NetApp FAS3240AE NetApp Productsstorage system using Data ONTAP® FAS3240E storage systems8.0 software operating in 7-Mode. Thesolution provides hundreds of journal- FAS3240 storage systemsists with instant access to current and FAS6210 storage systemsarchive content, including over 150,000 DS4243 disk shelvesdigitized news clips and over 300,000 Data ONTAP 8.0 operatinghours of taped media. All of this content in Cluster-Modeis stored on a unique V-Series open-storage controller with four CIFS shares Data ONTAP 8.0 operatingand more than 130TB of storage in a in 7-Modesingle namespace.For its high-definition video environment,Antena 3 employs 6 NetApp FAS6210storage systems with 24 600GB SASdisks and 2 NetApp FAS3240 storagesystems with 24 2TB SATA disks. Thesesystems use Data ONTAP 8.0 operat-ing in 7-Mode and Cluster-Mode. Thisunique NetApp technology delivers allof the key requirements for media man-agement and storage such as dedupli-cation, replication, compression, andsecurity while delivering an enterprise-ready, shared storage solution. Compo-nents such as controllers can be addednondisruptively and resources within theenvironment can be allocated easily tothe changing requirements of the facility. NetApp creates innovative storage and © 2012 NetApp, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document may be reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. data management solutions that deliver Specifications are subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are trademarks or outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or business breakthroughs. Discover our trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. passion for helping companies around the CSS-6577-0712 world go further, faster at Go further, faster ®