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TVB-Hong Kong uses NetApp for its Video On-Demand

TVB, a broadcaster in Hong Kong, provides around-the-clock entertainment and news services to more than seven million people, including television and mobile viewers, and operates international licensing and distribution businesses.

As the success of TVB.COM’s VOD service depends on providing viewers with immediate access to increasing amounts of content across multiple channels and devices, the company chose NetApp FAS storage for its origin server. In addition, TVB.Com implemented NetApp ONTAP, which enables it to upgrade software and even add scale-out storage nodes as needed, without impacting their always-on television service. And, by leveraging NetApp SnapMirror software, TVB.Com can replicate data between its two storage sites.

This new development now enables TVB.Com to deliver video content on-demand to millions of TV and mobile subscribers, to archive and retrieve content quickly and efficiently and to restore data quickly in the event of disaster. (C+T Mag)