With the global shift to cloud infrastructure, IMT has been building a greater focus on services and software, including Media Asset Management and software development specialties.
IMT identified a gap in the media and entertainment market by replacing traditional tape archives with cloud and cold storage solutions. Traditionally, a storage vendor would sell each storage tier to customers in this market alongside software to manage each dataset. Despite the rapid development of cloud-based storage solutions, there were no archive storage management technologies available that allowed organizations to move data between different tiers based on rules and policies whilst tracking associated costs.
It was this growing requirement in the media and entertainment marketplace that led to IMT’s development of the SoDA software solution. SoDA is a state-of-the-art enterprise software application designed to seamlessly manage and automate file movement in and out of the cloud and deliver actionable insight into the OPEX costs of storage and cloud services.
Its development is the culmination of IMT’s 13 years of experience designing, engineering, and building modern storage management systems for over 700 customers, including many Fortune 500 companies. By addressing the complexities of on-prem and multi-cloud storage environments, SoDA solves critical storage management problems making technical organizations accountable and efficient.
Deployed in the customer data center, SoDA is a managed software and required infrastructure that is highly available. The IMT team decided that running a Kubernetes cluster at the edge as a software target would deliver an effective and resilient infrastructure solution. There remained, however, the issue of persistent data which couldn’t be written locally owing to the risk of data loss in the event of node failure.