Quantum Shows ‘Always On’ Production Workflows

Quantum will spotlight StorNext 6 and its Xcellis solutions with lab-validated 4K reference architectures.

A series of updates within Quantum's StorNext 6 platform include FlexSpace which addresses the challenges of global "always-on" production workflows. New FlexSpace features are said to allow multiple instances of StorNext, located anywhere, to share a common content repository. As a result, users within a StorNext environment can access, browse and pull files from a shared workspace. A team member working in one city can create content that is automatically stored to the common repository and immediately available for further work by team members working elsewhere without it being expressly shipped or explicitly transported to them. 

FlexSync Multisite Synchronization also in StorNext 6 provides a way to synchronize content between multiple StorNext systems in a manageable and automated fashion. FlexSync supports one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one file-replication scenarios and can be configured to operate at almost any level: specific files, specific folders or entire file systems. 

Quantum will also highlight its FlexTier cloud-access feature, which makes it easy to integrate existing public-cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) into a StorNext environment and into familiar media workflows. FlexTier currently supports Amazon Web ServicesMicrosoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING as archive tiers.  

Quantum will highlight its new 4K reference architectures, created from “exhaustive real-world 4K testing” and suitably scaled for facilities from small to large. Within the presentation theatre on Quantum's stand, the company will provide demonstrations of live multistream 4K and 8K colour correction and editorial workflows.

Creatives will show how to use Quantum's Xcellis high-performance workflow storage with SGO's Mistika Ultima for grading and finishing for UHD, HDR, HFR, 8K and VR workflows. Demonstrations also will highlight the new performance and collaboration features of StorNext 6.

Also at the show, Quantum will showcase Veritone's multi-engine artificial intelligence platform in a StorNext-managed environment. Veritone aiWARE — a hybrid on-premise and cloud version of Veritone's best-in-class, cloud-based AI platform ― will be offered as an integrated solution with StorNext workflow storage. This combination will allow users to leverage the power of Veritone's cognitive analytics ― along with top cognitive engines in areas such as object recognition, optical character recognition and transcription ― to extract new value from their on-premise video and audio content without moving it to the cloud.

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