Quantum Updates StorNext For 8K Finishing

Also making its European debut is the Quantum F-Series, described as an ultra-fast, highly available NVMe storage array for editing, rendering, and processing video content.

“We’ve dramatically accelerated our pace of innovation in the last year, introducing award-winning NVMe storage, distributed cloud services and analytics, removable edge storage, video surveillance storage, and more,” notes Eric Bassier, Head of Product and Technology Marketing. “Quantum has undergone a significant transformation, and our customers have taken notice. At IBC, visitors will see a new Quantum with more focused attention on accelerating and enhancing media workflows.”

The firm will demonstrate the latest version of the StorNext file system and the latest series of StorNext appliances. It will show a completely redesigned appliance hardware with 2x faster performance, editing and coloring of 8K content in real time, new predictive tiering and analytics capabilities, new ways to integrate with cloud, and a simplified user experience.

Making its European debut is the Quantum F-Series, which uses NVMe flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes – claimed up to five times faster than traditional flash-storage/networking systems. This delivers real-time editing and rendering of 4K and 8K quicker than all other previous competitive solutions, Quantum claim.

“By using cutting edge RDMA networking technology, the F-Series delivers consistent low-latency performance over IP networks, eliminating the need for expensive, complex fiber channel SANs,” says Bassier. “Any studio, post-house, or broadcaster working with high-res content at high frame rates and looking to move from fiber channel to IP-based infrastructures will want to learn more about the F-Series.”

The R-Series from Quantum is a ruggedised removable storage solution for mobile and remote video storage.

Also on the stand is the new Distributed Cloud Services suite intended to help customers improve the overall user experience and maximize return on investment for video storage.

“Powered by Quantum’s new Cloud-Based Analytics (CBA) software, the Distributed Cloud Services suite provides a central hub where Quantum products send product and environmental data,” says Bassier. “Quantum’s global services team uses this data to proactively manage the customer’s environment, either as an operational service or as a pay-per-use Storage-as-a-Service offering.”

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