The FlexSpace feature allows multiple instances of StorNext.
Quantum Corp has announced StorNext 6, which adds data management features to support the rise in 4K content.
“Leveraging its extensive real-world 4K testing and a series of 4K reference architectures developed from test data, Quantum's StorNext platform provides scalable storage that delivers high performance using less hardware than competing systems,” says Dave Frederick, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment.
The system uses Quality of Service (QoS) to specify bandwidth allocation to individual workstations. A facility can guarantee that more demanding tasks, such as 4K playback or color correction, get the bandwidth needed to maintain video quality. At the same time, QoS allows the facility to set parameters ensuring that less timely or demanding tasks do not consume an unnecessary amount of bandwidth. “As a result, StorNext 6 users can take on work with higher-resolution content and easily optimize their storage resources to accommodate the high-performance demands of such projects,” he says.
A new feature called FlexSpace allows multiple instances of StorNext — and geographically distributed teams — located anywhere in the world to share a single archive repository, greatly facilitating collaboration with the same content. Shared archive options include both public cloud storage Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud via StorNext's existing FlexTier capability and private cloud storage based on Quantum's Lattus object storage or, through FlexTier, third-party object storage such as NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING.
FlexSync is a new capability in StorNext 6 for synchronizing content between multiple StorNext systems in a highly manageable and automated fashion.
StorNext 6 also provides for online stripe group management, allowing systems to have additional storage capacity added to existing stripe groups without having to go offline and disrupt critical workflows.
It will ship with all newly purchased Xcellis and StorNext M-Series offerings, as well as Artico archive appliances, in early summer.
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