SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Although CBC's legacy storage infrastructure gave them the basic media bandwidth they required, they quickly found they needed additional enterprise-class scalability, reliability, and support to guarantee video throughput for all of their graphics and edit workgroups," said Barry Evans, CTO, Pixit Media. "Given their needs, we knew immediately that a mix of the NetApp E- Series all-flash and hybrid systems would best support their video and audio production needs." Since 1994, CBC ( Cologne Broadcasting Center) has become one of the leading broadcasting and television production companies in Germany. Numerous renowned TV stations and producers rely on CBC for a wide array of individualized services, including broadcast operations and services, and teleport, postproduction, and media services. To serve customers better, CBC replaced its aging file system with Pixit Media's PixStor scale-out NAS software running on NetApp ® (NASDAQ:NTAP) E-Series storage arrays for centralized graphics production storage and online disaster recovery. CBC's new storage system is part of a facility upgrade to replace an aging existing infrastructure within the graphics and postproduction area to better support broadcast operations. CBC's core requirement was for a centralized video editing and graphics production storage system that could deliver files using standard protocols over IP rather than legacy Fibre Channel. The new infrastructure had to be able to play back hundreds of video streams, including HD and ultra-HD video formats, as well as audio for Steinberg Nuendo workloads. CBC needed a software-defined storage solution to scale the system without making forklift upgrades and a single storage namespace split into multiple storage pools to handle different workloads. The platform had to work with both Mac and PC operating systems. In addition, all the video content in the file system had to be replicated remotely so that there would be two copies of the data for disaster recovery.