Sohonet has launched a storage service, described as the first private cloud service platform optimised for the media sector.

Accessed via Sohonet’s Media Network, the pricing of the service is designed for businesses that work on shortterm projects.

The service allows users to pay per terabyte on a monthly basis, with prices ranging from £45 per terabyte per month, to £28 per terabyte for businesses committing to using 100TB of storage over 18 months.

Sohonet chief operating officer Damien Carroll (pictured) said: “The new service will enable content producers to manage more projects and internal resources without having an impact on capital expenditure.”

Sohonet Media Storage is attached and embedded within the Sohonet Media Network. The service provides customers with one terabyte up to multiple petabytes of data storage.

Sohonet’s director of product management Ben Dair added: “As digital workloads rapidly increase, the demands made on media companies’ IT infrastructure, especially at peak times, is often unsustainable. 

“Media companies and service providers are crying out for a short term, flexible storage service that enables them to expand and extend storage capability on production or post-production projects quickly, easily and without having to purchase and maintain assets.

“Sohonet Media Storage has been developed to respond to this need by providing flexible, affordable access to short and long-term archiving, back up, and parking as well as a viable option for intermediate storage or as an alternative to LTO or portable disks.”