Quantum Xcellis Gets StorNext 6.2 And NVMe Technology
The introduction of NVMe storage to the Xcellis appliances is said to offer unmatched 22 GB/s single-client, uncached streaming bandwidth.
NVMe storage accelerates ingest and other aspects of media workflow while StorNext 6.2 software bolsters performance for 4K and 8K video and enhances integration with cloud-based workflows.
Molly Presley, vp, Product Management and Global Marketing, Quantum says, “The new economy increasingly requires the ability to manipulate and manage rapid real-time types of unstructured data. Whether editing multiple streams of high-resolution content in multiple formats, reams of information produced by commuters on their way to work, or the flood of data from hundreds of sensors on an autonomous vehicle, this broad Xcellis platform refresh provides the storage foundation to effectively preserve, manage, and protect this valuable data.”
“Now with the ability to provide cross protocol locking for shared access across SAN, NFS, and SMB, Xcellis is the only scale-out solution for media and entertainment that delivers shared content and files across SAN and NAS – creating the optimal solution spanning both fibre channel and Ethernet solutions to meet a wide variety of client requirements,” says Presley.
Quantum now offers an S3 interface to Xcellis appliances, enabling them to serve as targets for applications designed to write to RESTful interfaces. Organizations gain greater flexibility to use Xcellis as either a gateway to the cloud or as an S3 target for web-based applications.
Xcellis environments can also now be managed with a new cloud monitoring tool that enables Quantum’s support team to proactively monitor critical customer environmental factors, speed time to resolution and ultimately increase uptime.
Organizations that provide storage as a service to departmental users require additional management tools to support their business processes. StorNext 6.2 enables administrators to provide defined and enforceable quotas, implement quality of service levels for specific users, and allows for simplified reporting of used storage capacity. These new features make it easier for administrators to efficiently manage large-scale media archives.
The new S3 interface and NVMe storage option are both available now.
Other StorNext features and capabilities described in this release will be available by December 2018.
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