​Quantum Prepare For ‘Always On’ Media Production

Quantum is using IBC to highlight a number of new features and capabilities to its StorNext storage portfolio including new file system capabilities and storage hardware.

Quantum will feature the latest developments in hybrid storage arrays at IBC 2018 along with an extended storage solution portfolio. Additionally, the show line-up will include new all-flash arrays for maintaining video quality on demanding post-production tasks, such as multiple stream 4K playback or uncompressed HDR colour correction.

The company's internal testing has demonstrated Xcellis Scale-out NAS solutions outperform product from other “enterprise-class NAS providers and NAS-focused startups for 4K, 8K and 16K projects”.

This claimed industry-leading performance redefines the kind of workflows that can be supported in all IP-based environments. Quantum will also feature the latest NVMe flash technology, delivering over 17Gb/s bandwidth streaming performance for the kinds of ultra-demanding workflows in virtual and augmented reality content creation.

For example, StorNext customers have new features, which will improve integration with cloud resources, making it easier to implement hybrid archive environments, while at the same time delivering industry leading performance across both NAS and SAN configurations.

This year at IBC, Quantum will showcase various software utilities that provide easier data migration from existing archive environments, such as migrating Oracle DIVArchive content into a StorNext-managed environment.

According to Molly Presley, vp, product management and global marketing, "Quantum continues to invest in its StorNext based storage portfolio. This gives users greater control over performance across their entire production environment, enable exceptional efficiency and productivity for 4K workflows, and facilitate seamless access to content for geographically distributed creative teams."

Presley said, “StorNext has also been enhanced with new data replication capabilities for managed file systems, as well as API’s with industry leading MAM’s, making it easier to integrate within a heterogeneous storage environment." Quantum also will demonstrate StorNext capability and tight integration with the latest generation of AI enhanced workflows, including its own on-premise AI solution, aiWARE.”

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