​Quantum’s Latest Xcellis Adds Dual 8-core Intel CPUs

StorNext storage appliances include dual 8-core Intel Xeon CPUs, 64 GB memory, SSD boot drives and dual 100Gb Ethernet or 32 Gb Fibre Channel ports.

Quantum’s latest release of Xcellis has significantly enhanced CPU and a 50% increase in RAM over the previous generation. This improves StorNext’s metadata performance.

“These enhancements make tasks such as file auditing less time intensive, support an even greater number of clients per node, and enable the management of billions of files per node,” said Eric Bassier, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantum. “Customers operating in a dynamic application environment on storage nodes will also see performance improvements.”

With the unique ability to provide cross-protocol locking for shared files across SAN, NFS, and SMB, Xcellis is aimed at organisations that have collaborative workflows and need to share content across both Fibre Channel and Ethernet.

Bassier, adds, “The new Xcellis offerings demonstrate the continued investment Quantum is making in its high-performance storage portfolio. Our file system is uniquely designed for video and video-like data. We’ve been honing it for over 15 years, and we are obsessed with maintaining our leadership position. These new platforms are designed to enable customers to fully realise the benefits of the features offered by StorNext.”

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