​Quantum Demos Xcellis Power

Quantum will feature demonstrations of content transcoding and delivery with object storage, the use of hybrid flash and disk storage in combination, and embedded applications running natively on high-performance workflow storage, at IBC.

The company's new Xcellis shared storage solution enables users to blend the highest-performance ultra-high-definition workflows over Fibre Channel, scaling out to thousands of clients over NAS connectivity. It is powered by StorNext and supports online work-in-process, ingest and delivery, and archive through Quantum's portfolio of Lattus object storage, LTO tape and Q-Cloud services.

During IBC, Quantum will demonstrate the execution of applications via virtual machines within the storage system, and how this approach reduces the need for dedicated application servers and provides a flexible foundation for future technologies and workflows. Quantum and a growing number of partners have introduced embedded applications for Xcellis that address tasks such as media asset management, transcoding and QC, provisioning resources in an exceptionally efficient on-demand model.

Quantum will also highlight a workflow in which Lattus is integrated with media management software from Vidispine and other third-party applications for efficient transcoding and delivery within the object storage framework. This model enables content owners to transcode and deliver content directly from Lattus without restoring it to online storage or converting objects back to files.

Quantum will demonstrate an Xcellis-based solution that includes combined hybrid flash and disk storage to meet the demanding requirements of animation and VFX workflows. This takes advantage of flash technology to deliver the performance needed for frame-based animation workloads while also providing — on the same storage platform — the connectivity and access essential to stream-based editorial processes.

“Not limited to large sequential files, Xcellis optimizes the way storage works so that performance is high for both large and small files,” says the firm. “This enhanced capability enables Xcellis to support workflows beyond video editing, such as animation, rendering, compositing, finishing and coloring, thereby improving overall productivity and accelerating production schedules.”

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